The two championship protagonists collided dramatically at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday in a remarkable incident that saw Hamilton's life saved by the halo.
This followed a near-miss on lap one as the pair jostled for position into the Della Roggia chicane, with Hamilton taking to the run-off to avoid a collision.
It was another instance of the squeeze being applied by Verstappen on Hamilton in lap-one fights this season, as also occurred at Imola and Spain.
At the British Grand Prix, it was Hamilton who was declared "predominantly to blame" by the stewards for their opening lap crash that sent the Red Bull driver into a barrier at 150mph.
But after what unfolded at Monza, Hamilton felt obliged to point out his track record in going wheel-to-wheel with Verstappen this season.
“If you look at the start of the race, the same incident or a similar one, when I tried to go around the outside of Max," said Hamilton, speaking on the evening of the race.
"We’re both top drivers, well experienced and I know I can’t go around the outside of Max.
“We’ve seen it at Imola. He runs you out of road. We’ve seen it at turn four [at Monza] that he runs you out of road.
"So in all instances, I’ve moved out of the way to avoid incident and have gone over the kerbs."
Verstappen "lost control"
Verstappen was handed a three-place grid penalty for the Russian Grand Prix after both drivers retired from the race at Monza.
Hamilton was left confused as to why his rival had not taken to the run-off to avoid contact.
“I was ahead in turn one," he added. "I left enough room, a car width on the outside going into the corner but we barrelled the similar sort of speed into the corner and I was ahead going into two.
“Ultimately, he lost control going over the kerb and went into me. I don’t feel at fault because I got hit from behind.
“There’s a point at which you have to concede you’re not going to make the corner and you’ve got to go across. Everyone generally has gone across those kerbs and I’m not quite sure why Max didn’t.”
What do you think?
It's simple Lewis. It's because he has got away with dangerous driving and not punished because you were able to avoid him in the past. Well enough is enough! Max does not understand what is fair racing neither is he willing to learn.
GPFans is a multi-platform, multi-language brand dedicated to Formula One coverage. We bring you all the ins and outs of the sport, 24/7, everything from up-to-the-minute news and features to the latest viral stories and clips.
We believe that a new generation of exciting, outspoken drivers will make F1 more popular than ever before, and we want to give our users access to as much of their heroes as possible, on and off the track. From Lewis Hamilton to Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo to Sebastian Vettel, we provide in-depth analysis of every every Grand Prix in the season, from Australia to Abu Dhabi.
With Formula One under the new ownership of Liberty Media, how the sport is being covered is evolving, and GPFans will look to be at the heart of this progression into new media, as one of the fastest-growing sites covering the king of motorsports.