But former F1 champion Damon Hill has also questioned whether the relationship between the pair is now "unpatchable" following their lap-one collision at the British Grand Prix.
The incident has sparked this year's F1 title race into life that had previously been going in Red Bull driver Verstappen's favour, and with the fallout extensive.
It now remains to be seen at the Hungaroring as to whether the gloves are off between the pair.
"I think they need to cool it a bit," said Hill, speaking on the F1 Nation podcast.
"I think they were both going at it scarily aggressively, and I think it was a product of the previous race.
"In other words, the sprint on Saturday, gave an indication, forward knowledge to Mercedes that if Max got out in front you wouldn't see him for dust, and I think they knew they had to get ahead.
"So a combination of factors which might have made Lewis a little bit more desperate and aggressive, and Max as well, because that opening half-a-lap was possibly the most exciting, daring and also slightly risky opening lap I think I've seen in I don't know how long.
"It was pretty breathtaking, on the edge, and I think everyone watching had heart in mouth, and they kind of expected something to happen and it did.
Hill believes Red Bull is now "bruised, definitely, in more ways than one" and wonders whether the previous cordiality that existed between Hamilton and Verstappen is fractured beyond repair.
"Is this an unpatchable relationship now?" questioned Hill. "Is it daggers drawn until the end of the championship and beyond?"
What do you think?
I wonder why everyone was blaming Lewis? Verstappen knew where Lewis was and steered his car to cut Lewis off! And it's funny that if it happened the other way round, Horner would be backing Verstappen and say it was all Lewis's fault, just like he has done in the past.
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