Max Verstappen comments back at Lewis Hamilton’s say from last week, regarding the Corpse battle between Charles Leclerc and the 7-time world champion, that the Ferrari driver won with arguably one of the best overtakes of the season. Hamilton laughing pointed out the 2021 season controversy, between him and Max that took the 2021 champion out of the race with a 51 G impact.
2021 was a title battle season between Lewis and Max, the first after 2016. The season was filled with impactful races all along the season, one of them was The British Grand Prix. Max had a comfortable lead from Lewis in the championship, with the Merc driver looking for his comeback in the title battle. The bait came with the rivals fighting for the lead in Silverstone, ultimately getting the gloves off with Lewis not giving Max space on the corner, leading to Max’s retirement and Lewis winning the race taking all the 25points.
Max commented on 37-year-old Lewis Hamilton, “I think it’s great that, when you are 37 years old, you understand how to reach the apex at some point. So he does learn.”
Lewis Hamilton’s appreciation to Charles Leclerc in the British Grand Prix 2022 ahead of Max Verstappen’s comments.
Mercedes made a super comeback in the Silverstone, and Lewis could keep up with the Ferraris in front. Max with floor damage was in the 7th position, now the battle came out to be between Charles in his damaged Ferrari and Hamilton with his perfect car fighting for his first win this season. Both the drivers went on to Corpse, the crashing site from last season, and this time around they made out of the corner peaceful fighting their ways.
Later on, Hamilton went out to the press and spoke about the fight with the Ferrari and appreciated Charles for this driving sense.
“Charles did a great job, what a great battle. He’s a very sensible driver, clearly a lot different to what I experienced last year,” Hamilton told Sky Sports.
“At Copse for example, the two of us went through there with no problem. What a battle, ” Lewis added.
Hamilton finished the race at P3, taking two consecutive podiums this season, while Charles finished P4. Max fought his way for the 7th position with Mick who took his first points taking P8 and fighting the leader to the line.