After their momentary fight at the Canadian Grand Prix prepared the way for yet another probable clash at Silverstone, 7-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton claims Max Verstappen “doesn’t know what I’m talking about” when it comes to the subject of car bouncing in F1.
F1 is now mired in a squabble over porpoising issues with the newly built 2022 cars, as well as a divisive involvement by the sport’s ruling authority, the FIA, to address the issue. The worst-hit team has been Mercedes, while Ferrari has also been afflicted by porpoising. In comparison to their competitors, Red Bull’s RB18 car does not appear to be subject to the high-speed porpoising occurrence.
Following tense conversations with Red Bull and Ferrari team principals Christian Horner and Mattia Binotto after qualification at the Canadian Grand Prix, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff blasted rivals of “pitiful” and “disingenuous” conduct.
Lewis Hamilton hits back at Max Verstappen
In the current discussion over possible long-term harmful effects, reigning F1 World Champion Max Verstappen said the Mercedes drivers should “just speak for themselves.” Hamilton, who was in the press conference with Verstappen on Friday, said it was “always interesting seeing people’s viewpoints and opinions in various lights.”
“Obviously in front of you, it’s one thing, and another in the background, sometimes people say different things,” responded Hamilton in response to Verstappen’s remark. After finishing third behind Verstappen and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz in Sunday’s race, Hamilton alluded to the controversy once more.
💬 “Max doesn’t know what I’m talking about"
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“Max doesn’t know what I’m talking about but I know Carlos knows what I’m saying, so it will be interesting for us there. I’m really excited to get back to the UK, the weather is incredible right now so I hope it’s the same,” concluded the Mercedes driver.