But the Dutchman appreciates that Hamilton congratulated him fairly on the podium. “It was nice that Lewis came up to me straight away and said, ‘Well done, congratulations!’” Verstappen replied, “’Thank you for an amazing season.’ Because at the end of the day I think it’s been an amazing season no matter who won or finished second. We pushed each other to the limit in every single race. “
Hamilton’s father Anthony has also congratulated father and son Verstappen. Jos Verstappen reveals: “He congratulated us on the podium right in front of the aisle, that was really nice. I also had a few conversations with him on WhatsApp during the season. You have already won seven titles, so it’s different from us, but our relationship has always been characterized by respect. “
After the restart, the Dutchman surprised Hamilton from Horner’s point of view. “When you look at his overtaking maneuver at turn five, I don’t think Lewis expected that. He didn’t even defend himself. I think he was waiting for Max at turn six, but he caught him off guard. Typical Verstappen! “
Verstappen: “I am very sorry for Nicholas. The shit storm is very unfair. Every driver tries to do his best. Nobody creates an accident on purpose. ”His advice to the Canadian:“ He should turn off his cell phone and not listen to criticism. ”
Latifi himself explains: “I fought with Mick Schumacher. It pushed me a little off the road, which is part of it, but when I got off the line with dirty tires, I was really fighting for grip in the next corners. ”
With Verstappen, he certainly doesn’t have to.