WATCH: Max Verstappen swearing to championship rival, Lewis Hamilton at US Grand Prix
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are putting on a show for all Formula One fans with their incredible driving this season. The duo are not give each other even an inch, as the championship battle is getting heated up. With just six races remaining in the season, Max Verstappen leads the battle by six points.
The relationship between the two world class drivers grew a bit sour after their first lap crash at Silverstone GP, where Verstappen was unhappy with Hamilton’s conduct. Their rivalry just turned another chapter, as the Dutchman swore at the seven time world championship, after their coming together during the practice session at US Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton go wheel-to-wheel during the practice session
The intensity of the rivalry between Hamilton and Verstappen is such that the two drivers went wheel to wheel during the practice session at the US Grand Prix on Friday. Verstappen was unhappy with the fact that the Briton had cornered him, and took a dig at him.
He was heard swearing to the seven-time world champion, saying, “Haa, Stu*id Id**ot.” However, Red Bull crew advised Verstappen to keep his cool, and focus on his driving.
FP1 was dominated by Mercedes drivers, as Valtteri Bottas led both Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. However, Red Bull bounced back in the second session, as Sergio Perez finished on top. Max Verstappen did not have the best of days, as he caught himself in traffic. An agitated Verstappen could manage to finish eighth in the second free session.
The third practice session will be held on Saturday, with the qualifying session being held later on the day. It will be interesting to see how the two championship rivals perform in an all important qualifying session, as Verstappen looks to build on his six-point lead.