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Verstappen - Why Hamilton's British GP penalty "should have been more severe"

Verstappen - Why Hamilton's British GP penalty "should have been more severe"

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Verstappen - Why Hamilton's British GP penalty "should have been more severe"

Verstappen - Why Hamilton's British GP penalty "should have been more severe"

Max Verstappen has called for "common sense" to be applied from F1's stewards in future when handing out penalties after suggesting the 10-second punishment for Lewis Hamilton in the British Grand Prix 'didn't do anything'.

Verstappen claimed ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend that Mercedes had shown 'how it really is' with its "disrespectful" race celebrations after he had been airlifted to hospital after the lap-one collision at Silverstone.

Despite the addition of the 10 seconds that Hamilton served during a pit stop in the race, the seven-time champion still went on to win his eighth British GP.

The penalty decision is one that continues to grate with Verstappen.

“I don’t think the penalty was correct because basically, you take out your main rival and especially with the speed we have in our cars, we are miles ahead of the third-best team," explained Verstappen.

"We are easily 40, 50 seconds ahead in normal conditions. A 10-second penalty doesn’t do anything so definitely that penalty should have been more severe.”

Asked what he wanted to see from stewards' decisions in the future, Verstappen added: “Common sense. I think that is it.”

Despite Red Bull calling for the penalty to be reviewed, the Hungarian GP stewards determined there was insufficient new evidence for them to do so, with the matter now closed.

Red Bull "can't change the outcome"

Verstappen now heads into this weekend's race over Hamilton with just an eight-point lead.

After leaving Silverstone scoreless, Verstappen conceded: “You can’t change the outcome.

"I’m not happy with what happened there, especially to lose that many points due to someone else. But it is what it is.

“We can’t really say a lot more about it. I hit the wall quite hard which is never what you want but we’ll try, of course, to have a good weekend here.”

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Are you really that stupid? The only creep here is you. Its not like verstappen is completely faultless here, he isn't the shining example of a driver that never crashes into other drivers. He'll he hit vettel TWICE in the russian gp a few years back. So before you get all judgy, maybe you should consider who has the worse record for crashes in this sport. I'll give you a hint, it isn't sir lewis Hamilton

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Looks like that 20 million tax evasion did the trick what a creep

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Are you really that stupid? The only creep here is you. Its not like verstappen is completely faultless here, he isn't the shining example of a driver that never crashes into other drivers. He'll he hit vettel TWICE in the russian gp a few years back. So before you get all judgy, maybe you should consider who has the worse record for crashes in this sport. I'll give you a hint, it isn't sir lewis Hamilton

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Biggest crash in human history ever measured: 51g

Even those who believe Max should have treated Lewis like a little princess and leave 2 cars space instead of 1,5 cars, you do not celebrate as if you won the championship, when you nearly killed someone.

Unbelievable disrespectful

And Mercedes is than blaming RBR they damage Lewis his reputation when they call him disrespectful for celebrating in the specific scenario...

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Nearly killed someone? What utter rubbish! If you want to talk about someone nearly being killed, grosjean being punted from behind by yer man 2015 Monaco. From 150 to zero in 2 seconds and the idiot blamed grosjean for being too slow! Oh and the whole time he was in the hospital, he wouldn't get off his phone, despite being asked to. But hey, he's famous so can do whatever he likes. Maybe we should all ask everyone not to go to the Dutch gp because if verstappen can say stupid things then why can't we? It funny how everyone else called it a racing incident but not barbell, their influence on the FIA is almost jedi like, at least one time anyway.

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Romain Grosjean was over 60g, so why did no one at Red Bull stop Max celebrating on the Podium? just like to stick the knife into Lewis for doing the same, Spice boy & the Helmut should be ashamed of their words & actions.

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Biggest what in human history? Didn't branch's crash register more? Jules' crash registered 254G, 5 times higher than poor little maxipoo. MrDee, get your facts right before making a fool of yourself! Idiot comments really are the worst when the person making them doesn't know what he is talking about. Biggest crash in human history ffs!

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Can't edit but it was meant to say JULES BIANCHI NOT BRANCH

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