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Verstappen warns Hamilton backing out in wheel-to-wheel battles "goes both ways"

Verstappen warns Hamilton backing out in wheel-to-wheel battles "goes both ways"

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Verstappen warns Hamilton backing out in wheel-to-wheel battles "goes both ways"

Verstappen warns Hamilton backing out in wheel-to-wheel battles "goes both ways"
Ian Parkes & Will Gray

Max Verstappen has warned Lewis Hamilton he will not change his tough style of racing following the latest collision between the F1 title-fighting duo.

Verstappen, who leads Hamilton by just five points with eight races to go heading into this weekend's Russian Grand Prix, landed on top of Hamilton’s car during the race in Italy after the pair refused to yield space through the first chicane.

Asked if he would consider altering his approach when it comes to racing wheel to wheel with Hamilton and occasionally backing out, Verstappen retorted: “I think that goes both ways. It is not only me when we are racing each other.”

The pair have banged wheels on numerous occasions this year as Red Bull’s return to form has put Verstappen in with a strong chance of wrestling away Hamilton’s long hold on the title.

The collision at Monza came after a dramatic crash at Silverstone, but Verstappen is still convinced the fight will not ‘turn nasty’, adding: “Not from my side. I am pretty calm and chilled about everything.

“It is more the questions I keep getting about it. I think we are all professional enough to leave this behind in Monza and just continue again here in Sochi and the races after that.”

Verstappen brushes off Hamilton injury claims

Hamilton complained of a sore neck after the crash in Monza after one of the wheels on Verstappen’s Red Bull hit the top of his helmet, but with the halo bearing the brunt of the impact and saving his life.

The reigning champion had acupuncture throughout the week after the race, working with his physio to get back into shape, but Verstappen believes his actions after the incident showed there was never any real issue.

Verstappen was criticised for not checking Hamilton was okay after the collision but said: “There are a lot of hypocrites in the world, that’s for sure.

“I jumped out the car, I looked to the left and of course he is still trying to reverse, shaking the wheel, trying to get away under my car, so I think he was also absolutely fine.

“Also, [Hamilton] flying on Monday to America to attend a gala, I think you only do that if you’re fine. So I think, already there, all was under control.”

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So just to get this right, you're saying VERSTAPPEN is the bully, yes?

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Ion

There you have it. If there was ever the need for another proof of who the bully is.

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So just to get this right, you're saying VERSTAPPEN is the bully, yes?

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"Verstappen warns Hamilton backing out in wheel-to-wheel battles "goes both ways""

Cough cough.......Imola, Catalunya, turn 4 at Monza Lewis lifted for Max, Silverstone he didn't, Max should have lifted & continued to race, Max needs to learn from his words.

"goes both ways""

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Verstappen must be banned from racing. F1 will soon regret this reckless driver will kill someone one of these days.

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besterbrenda

Did Hamilton even bother when he nearly killed Max. And worse they blame Max?? Nut then there is never penalties for Mercedes. Even when Hamilton smashes hit pit stop coworker off his feet. And when things go wrong he blames his magic button. Why does he need magic if he supposed to be great

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I'm with Max on that score, if you start to back out and not challenge you not going to get anywhere in life, but common sense should still apply.....

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The fact that Max didn't even look to see if Lewis was ok after their Monza crash shows he is a very bad sportsman. He deserved the 3 place penalty and still hasn't learnt from his pathetic mistake.

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