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Max Verstappen livid with Lewis Hamliton after close to collision in United States Grand Prix qualifying: ‘It’s his f****** downside’


Nov 3, 2019


Max Verstappen was livid with Lewis Hamilton as soon as once more after qualifying for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix.

The Formulation One pair have been engaged in a disagreement since final weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix, and so they virtually collided right here in Q2.

Verstappen and Hamilton race aspect by aspect in Austin
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Hamilton moved to his left to overhaul the Toro Rosso of Daniil Kvyat at Flip 19, with Verstappen then taking to the grass to keep away from the Briton’s Mercedes.

The Dutchman vented his anger at Hamilton in a strongly-worded radio message.

“It’s his f****** downside, this, what is going on,” mentioned Verstappen. The stewards famous the accident, however took no additional motion.

Explaining the incident, Verstappen mentioned: “We had been all lining as much as do our lap, and I had Daniil in entrance of me.

“We had been slowing down to create space and Lewis drove by like no one was there, and didn’t care. I used to be like ‘should you don’t care, neither do I’. Everybody was respecting one another and that’s the reason it was such an in depth name.”

Verstappen will line up in third on Sunday
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Hamilton mentioned: “It was nothing. There aren’t any guidelines that say you must keep in single file. I stored going and he was making an attempt to race me.”

Hamilton wants to complete solely eighth to make sure of the title that may transfer him one above Juan Manuel Fangio and inside putting vary of Michael Schumacher’s report haul of seven.

However his hopes of securing the world championship in fashion suffered a setback in Austin after he certified solely fifth for Sunday’s race.

On his bid to seal title quantity six, he added: “I’m not seeking to pull out miracles tomorrow. However I’ll attempt to flip a damaging right into a optimistic that’s for positive.

“I didn’t pull the laps out right this moment. The automotive had the aptitude to be on the entrance row. It’s my fault however I’ll try to rectify it tomorrow.”