Max Verstappen accuses Lewis Hamilton of disrespectful, unsportsmanlike behaviour

Notably, Hamilton and Verstappen were both putting on a superb show in the first lap of the race but eventually made a high speed collision.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 19 July 2021 3:30 pm

In big news coming in from the Formula 1 circuit, Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen has put on a huge allegation against star Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen said that Lewis was disrespectful and showed unsportsmanlike behaviour after the two collided on the race track in the first lap of the British Grand Prix. Notably, it was this collision that sent Verstappen crashing out of the British GP in the first lap of the race itself.

He also said that he wasn't too pleased with receiving a penalty as it was a dangerous move made by his rival Lewis. However, he added that they will move on from this, in a post made public on social media. Eventually, it was Hamilton who ended up winning the British Grand Prix and the following celebration seem to have not gone down too well with Verstappen.

"Glad I’m ok. Very disappointed with being taken out like this. The penalty given does not help us and doesn’t do justice to the dangerous move Lewis made on the track. Watching the celebrations while still in hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behaviour but we move on," he posted a tweet.

Check out the Tweet here:

Notably, Hamilton and Verstappen were both putting on a superb show in the first lap of the race but eventually made a high-speed collision when Hamiton tried to pass up the inside into the fast sweeping corner. Consequently, Verstappen went spinning and was drifted out of the race also being handed a 10-second penalty for the same.

Despite the collision, a superb recovery from Hamilton not only saw him close down the gap to Ferrari's Charles Leclerc near the climax of the GP but he even surpassed him to register an emotional win. The reigning world champion is just eight points away from Verstappen in the championship race.

Post the race, Verstappen also sent out a message saying that he is cleared from the hospital and thanked his fans for all the wishes.

"Cleared from the hospital after all the checks were ok. Thank you to everyone for all the nice messages and best wishes," he wrote.