Horner: Verstappen did nothing wrong to Hamilton in Mexico
Christian Horner has defended the actions of Max Verstappen during the Mexican Grand Prix this weekend, saying his driver did nothing wrong in an early altercation with Lewis Hamilton.
After the race, Hamilton suggested that Verstappen needed to be dealt with differently than other drivers due to his tendency for aggressive overtaking, even saying he feared he’d be “torpedoed” by the Dutchman shortly after Lights Out.
Red Bull team principal Horner doesn’t think there was anything illegal in their near-crash on Sunday however.
“He [Verstappen] was actually patient with the Ferraris,” he said.
“He was ahead of Lewis, he braked early-ish, which allowed Lewis to get round, take the risk on the outside.
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