The British GP 2021 was no short of controversy as the two champion protagonists, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen engaged in a crash on the first lap. Hamilton and Verstappen went side by side during the first half of the opening lap, before Max Verstappen went sliding into the gravel after a collision with the Briton.
Christian Horner slammed Lewis Hamilton following his victory at British GP, and stated that he made a dangerous move on Verstappen. He slammed the Briton, and said that his win was a ‘hollow’ victory.
“It’s dangerous, it looked desperate and he’s put a competitor, thank goodness uninjured, in hospital getting himself checked out. I don’t care what Lewis says, have a look on your own analysis, draw your own comparison. For me, that’s a hollow victory,” said Horner.
I don’t really have anything to say to Christian: Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton stated that he does not have anything to say in response to Horner’s comments, and revealed that he is satisfied with his victory.
The championship is entering a crucial stage, and as a result, Hamilton believes that the emotions are boiling over, and it is important for everyone to take a step back.
“I don’t really have anything to say to Christian. I mean, it doesn’t feel hollow,” he told reporters after being informed of Horner’s comments following the race. There’s 2,000 people who work incredibly hard in my team – it’s not just about me, naturally,” said Hamilton.
“Of course, I’ve already said that this is not the way [of] anything I want to happen in the race. I think it’s important for all of us to take a step back. Emotions are running high. I know what it’s like to lose points within a team and be in that position, so I don’t feel any way about it,” he added.