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Marko accuses "poor Hamilton" of 'putting on a show' with Italian GP injuries

Marko accuses "poor Hamilton" of 'putting on a show' with Italian GP injuries

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Marko accuses "poor Hamilton" of 'putting on a show' with Italian GP injuries

Marko accuses "poor Hamilton" of 'putting on a show' with Italian GP injuries
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Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko has accused "poor" Lewis Hamilton of 'putting on a show' with regard to the injuries sustained from his collision with Max Verstappen in the Italian Grand Prix.

The seven-time F1 champion complained of a "sore neck" and suggested he might have to visit a specialist after being hit on the helmet by Verstappen's Red Bull that had been launched into the air by his contact with a sausage kerb.

Footage via 360-degree cameras mounted on the nose of the cars of Hamilton and Verstappen clearly show the Briton take a shocking impact, with the halo bearing the brunt and saving his life.

The crash was sparked by a perfect storm of events, initiated by "human error" with Verstappen's 11.1s stop followed a few laps later by Hamilton's 4.4s tyre change, leading to the latter pulling out of the pit lane alongside his F1 title rival.

Speaking to Austria's oe24 about what unfolded and the aftermath which resulted in Verstappen being handed a three-place grid penalty for the next race in Russia, Marko said: "I was most annoyed about our botched pit stop.

"That's the only reason Hamilton got into Verstappen's zone. It was a normal racing accident, and all the stories surrounding it have been pulled out of thin air by Mercedes.

"Verstappen had already got out [of his car] when Hamilton tried to get out of the gravel with the reverse gear. The medical car saw this and drove on.

"And then a show is put on that poor Hamilton is suddenly injured, etc."

Marko has at least suggested a change of tune with his own thoughts regarding the halo protecting Hamilton.

He added: "Even if I was sceptical at first, I have to admit, just like in the fire accident [with Romain Grosjean], the halo was decisive in ensuring that things turned out so well."

Marko, though, has responded vehemently to Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff's suggestion of a "tactical foul" from Verstappen.

"What nonsense!" retorted Marko who responded with a jibe of his own, adding: "Mercedes was too slow for that."

Further countering Wolff's claim that Mercedes has finished adding updates to its car for this year, he countered: "I still don't believe a word you say."

As for the title race, with Verstappen holding a five-point lead going into the remaining eight races, Marko said: "The five points we are ahead do not mean anything. It will be exciting until the last race."

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James

"Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko has accused "poor" Lewis Hamilton of 'putting on a show' with regard to the injuries sustained from his collision with Max Verstappen in the Italian Grand Prix."

Yes, much the same as Verstappen did at Silverstone.

Takes one to know one, as they say.

The most telling points were Verstappen and Horners body language and attitude during their respective post race interviews. Horner was so laid back he was almost horizontal in his lack of defence for Verstappen, back pedalling at a vast rate of knots to put it politely and Verstappen just looked and sounded like a little boy during his interview "It wasn't me, a big boy did it then ran away". He looked and sounded embarrassed almost as if his parents had caught him being naughty.

Both of their attitudes spoke volumes for their lack of belief in their assertations that Hamilton was at fault.

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You can sympathise with Marko since, had Verstappen been in Hamilton's shoes, he's, obviously, have taken the same view! Wouldn't he?

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Passive aggressive is never attractive. Just sad.

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Dr Helmut Marko is obliged to defend Red Bull and as such his words won't have much credibility. This battle will turn into a banger race again before the end of the season. Lets hope that Bottas and Perez don't get pulled into the crash and bash mentality.

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it surely doesnt matter how much weight marko's words carry. the simple fact he said what he did [should] bring out the lawyers and the like to point out that helmut marko ISNT speaking for red bull but is allowed to air his views none the less.

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Nevertheless, none the less is one word - nonetheless………

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so what? if you want to be a speech writer then go get a job as a speech writer

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Hamilton should have been a farmer cause he's really good at milking......

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did you see the damage to his helmet? How else would it be damaged like that if it wasn't a heavy strike on it? Marko is being very irresponsible and cold with his comments and that is not good for Verstappen's own growth. . .Remember, he's still a kid

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You show how empty your head is it is unbelievable

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do you have any pictures that show lewis' helmet after the crash? i only ask because i have see motorcycle riders crash and have either no damage or very little. and to be fair it was hot rubber landing on his lid which is pretty soft. im a hamilton fan but never saw any damage at all!

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Marko is setting a good example for Verstappen. His comments show how irresponsible, cold and nasty the RebBull camp are. Did we hear Mercedes saying verstappen was putting on a show after the Silverstone crash?

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Horner complains

Toto: Stop whining get over it

F1 media: ...

Toto complains

Helmut: Stop whining get over it

F1 media: *FEEDING FRENZY ON HELMUT*

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"Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko has accused "poor" Lewis Hamilton of 'putting on a show' with regard to the injuries sustained from his collision with Max Verstappen in the Italian Grand Prix."

Yes, much the same as Verstappen did at Silverstone.

Takes one to know one, as they say.

The most telling points were Verstappen and Horners body language and attitude during their respective post race interviews. Horner was so laid back he was almost horizontal in his lack of defence for Verstappen, back pedalling at a vast rate of knots to put it politely and Verstappen just looked and sounded like a little boy during his interview "It wasn't me, a big boy did it then ran away". He looked and sounded embarrassed almost as if his parents had caught him being naughty.

Both of their attitudes spoke volumes for their lack of belief in their assertations that Hamilton was at fault.

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Totally agree. Max oozed the air of a guilty 7 year old caught bang to rights, who can't make proper eye contact, knows they're talking nonsense and knows that the rest of the world knows they are! Embarrassing.

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I'd hardly call 23 years old "just a kid".

I know several couples who at that age had been married for several years and had a couple of children of their own.

Granted, they didn't have the same hot headed temper as MV and had a lot more maturety.

I think 23 can be considered young but, adult enough to be able to make informed sensible decisions. Something MV sadly, seems unable to do in the heat of the moment.

Personally I blame his Christian Horner and his father for not giving him good leadership role models. They let him away with too much unacceptable behavior. The incident with Ocon is a classic case in point. He is no longer in the play ground where he can fight and bully those who do not submit to him, he needs to grow up.

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Marko, try wearing an F1 car as Lewis did on his head and repeat that statement?

As for Verstappen still being a kid, this kid has got more experience of F1 than most other competitors. This is his 7th season. He's a veteran of F1. He shouldn't be deliberately taking out other competitors.

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And Lewis has been in the sport far longer. He shouldn't be deliberately pushing people off of the track with the expectation that they will comply. His status does nor give him carte blanche. You Hamilton fans are unbelievable in your lack of connection to reality. He's not a saint and is usually the root of the problem.

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I'm not a Lewis fan, per se. But to imply that he "pushed" Max off the track truly shows your bias. Max squeezed in where he shouldn't, expecting Lewis to back off (which he rightfully didn't"), and then he suffers the consequences. Looking at all the statements issued by the various Red Bull people obviously shows they know Max was in the wrong. The schoolyard bully got his due. Traits he shares with Senna and Schumacher.

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The halo ¨wore ¨the car not LH's head . The damage visible to his helmet is minimal and in keeping with incrustations in the tire rubbing over the helmet . Luckily that the halo was introduced years ago , otherwise LH could have come out pretty injured .

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Max's mentality to racing is move out of the way or we will both crash. This is a symptom of a much bigger problem and unless people close to him seek help for this problem, it will only get worse. He had a good chance of winning the championship this year but when he seems not to be learning anything, Hamilton will beat him. There is more to winning a championship that just having a fast car.

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The way Verstappen got out of his car and walked off without checking on Hamilton is testament to the immature, petulant pr!ck he is.

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Look they both play the same games trying to get the other penalised more. If you looked at Hamilton helment when he was walking back to the pit there was no damage,but hitting it againt the wall later would put a few scratches on it, his neck wasn't bothering him when he was trying to reverse out of that spot,they all go on about Max but Lewis is just as guilty his been in the game longer than Max it's a 52 lap race not one not giving and inch is both driver mentality I just hope that one don't get killed with there attitude towards each other I don't follow either I am a Daniel ricciardo fan and I do hope Daniel kicks on now.

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@Len

"If you looked at Hamilton helment when he was walking back to the pit there was no damage,but hitting it againt the wall later would put a few scratches on it,"

For crying out loud......

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All the people saying "Well Lewis didn't look hurt when trying to back out" have either never played sports or been in combat. There's this thing called "adrenaline" and in the aftermath of a traumatic event (say, like a car landing on you) a person may not even know they hurt. I have personally seen someone suffer a broken leg and try to continue running without knowing it until the adrenaline of falling passed and the body realized it was injured. The bone was sticking into the skin on the surface. Was that person faking when they thought they could run? No. Lewis was hurt. A car landed on his head. That's going to hurt. You Lewis haters can do better.

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Dr. StrangeMarko is getting more and more unhinged in his commentary. He railed endlessly at Lewis after Max's shunt. He wanted him banned. He said he was unprofessional and dangerous. He says Lewis is faking now. This man is a miserable loser and it's clear he's lost his mind after his team getting the ***** kicked out of it the entire turbo hybrid era. I only wish Niki Lauda were alive to put this basketcase in his place.

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Mark has not a clue about what he is talking about. I having been involved in a car crash was apparently unhurt immediately after the crash only to start to feel the effects of the crash 1 or 2 hours later. The following day it was much worse and I ached all over. To suggest that Lewis was trying to fake it is reprehensible and demonstrates RBR attitude to racing. It being WIN AT ALL COSTS.

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Marko is damn right. The fakeness with Lulu is through the roof in pretty much everything he does. Lulu was so hurt that he frantically tried to reverse his car and continue the race. Anyone comparising this 40km/h 'crash' with a 300km/h 51G crash is an utter delusional melt. All the delusional Shamilton fangirls here pointing fingers at Max for deliberately crashing Lulu, yet defended Lulu's manslaughter move and disgusting celebrations afterwards need to get their hypocrite heads checked. I personally hope Max did it on purpose, Lulu deserved this karma. What goes around comes around. Just a shame there was a halo.

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@WGACA:

I seriously think you should moderate your language. If you tip any further over the line, you could be facing calls to appear before a judge for character defamation.

That is an ugly matter. Withdraw your statement, then cease and desist.

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@WGACA

"Just a shame there was a halo."

We all see you for what you are.....

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Marko should refrain from making these comments , they only feed the trolls .

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Fia has Toto wulf given a reprimande to watch his words, because nobody has the authority to speak against fia regulations.Toto must be banned for the second half of this racing year, he is the bully he is childish and a peace of dirt.

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RBR are slowly ruining the sporting side of F1 with their constant whining and whingeing about every little thing that goes against Max.

This is Formula 1 motor racing, where things are decided in a thousandth of a second!

What has been the best season of F1 for many years, with a closely contested championship and suprise wins for teams like Alpine and McLaren

has been overshadowed by the petty behaviour of a team I used to respect.

RBR should be looking at charges of bringing the sport into disrepute!

As for Helmut Marko, at least your parents gave you the correct first name!

You are just an advisor, not a dictator!!

Deal with it!

I was really looking forward to seeing wheel to wheel action between 2 rival drivers this season but RBR's pettiness is going to deprive me of that!

Come on McLaren, Alpine and the others!

You are getting closer all of the time!!

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Marko is a nasty little scrote, lets put him in Hamiltons car and drive over his head to old get him gone from pit lane, hes no sportsman.

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It wouldn't be a F1 weekend without that pair moaning about something.

What I did find that just shows you the mentality of Max and his team is the fact after driving over someone's head he didn't even check he was ok instead just walking away to have a cry on Markos shoulder . They really do lower the tone of F1

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RED Bull GIVES YOU WINGS AND MAKES LEWIS CRY

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After reading the comments here, it's easy to see who is an actual f1 fan.......

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Marko did the same with the 1st collision when it was the other way round , blew it out of proportion . He wants to take notice of what Hamilton and verstappen are doing in public playing it down and getting on with it they both know there in a championship battle . Since Max's indiscretion with a fellow competitor when he pushed him in the chest publicly having a go at the driver I have been so impressed with his maturity and Louis .

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