For Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton’s celebration is a cow.
After a devastating accident on lap 1 of the Silverstone circuit at the 2021 British Grand Prix on Sunday, the current F1 driver’s championship leader Verstappen was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, which made Red Bull and F1 fans everywhere Very upset.
The accident happened after Hamilton’s right rear tire hit Verstappen, causing the Red Bull driver to dash off the track and hit the wall on one of the fastest corners in the championship. Verstappen hit the wall at a speed of 51G.
Hamilton continued to win the game and then celebrated with fans on the track-this was obviously a problem with Verstappen. The Red Bull racer delivered his wreck to the Mercedes racer on social media:
Glad I’m fine. Very disappointed to be taken out like this. The punishment given did not help us, nor did he treat Lewis’ dangerous actions on the track fairly.Watching the celebrations during the hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behavior, but we keep going pic.twitter.com/iCrgyYWYkm
— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) July 18, 2021
“I’m glad I’m okay. I am very disappointed to be eliminated like this. The punishment given did not help us, nor did he make a fair assessment of Lewis’ dangerous actions on the track. It is disrespectful and unrespectful to watch the celebrations in the hospital. Sports ethical behavior but we continue to move forward,” Verstappen wrote in a tweet.
The collision itself is a bit controversial: Although it was a 50-50 car accident, Hamilton was fined 10 seconds for causing the collision, and the race management blamed Hamilton on the accident.
As expected, Red Bull owner Christian Horner was very angry.
🗣 “Lewis has enough experience to know that this is unacceptable.”
-Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 19, 2021
“Max had a 51G accident,” Horner said after the game. “Lewis Hamilton is an eight-time world champion. He shouldn’t do that. This is unacceptable.
“Thank God, the biggest gain for us today is that he was not injured. He had to go to the hospital to take preventive measures after the 51G accident. I hope Lewis is satisfied with himself.”
Max Verstappen in #British Grand Prix The recorded impact is 51G.
Not only will ordinary people pass out 10G, but this is what his car looks like afterwards.
Glad he’s okay 🙏 pic.twitter.com/GIv9bAsl45
-Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) July 18, 2021
Hamilton’s 10-second free throw was completely futile because he captured Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in the final laps of the game and won. Verstappen looks healthy, which is also a plus.
Everything is fine, the ending is good, but the beef has just begun.