“I can’t see how Lewis can take any satisfaction”– Christian Horner accuses Lewis Hamilton of risking Charles Leclerc’s into an accident.
After Sunday, Red Bull’s primary target is Lewis Hamilton, and Christian Horner is trying his best to project the alleged faults of the Briton in front of the media.
Now, he used Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc argument while citing his battle with Hamilton, and the Monegasque had to go wide while the seven-time world champion overtook him.
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According to Horner, that was also a reckless driving by Hamilton, where he also risked crashing into Leclerc, similar to the collision with Verstappen.
“I can’t see how Lewis can take any satisfaction out of a win when you have put your fellow competitor and driver in hospital,” Horner told RacingNews365.com. “It’s disappointing, and it’s extremely annoying.
“He was lucky enough to not have the same accident with Leclerc. If Leclerc had not gone wide and tried to take the line he tried to, exactly the same incident would have prevailed.”
Is Lewis Hamilton frustrated with the sprint race result?
Max Verstappen is the first driver to collect a point from a race despite not finishing even a lap, courtesy to his win in the first-ever sprint race in F1, giving him three points, and Horner thinks that the defeat on Saturday overly motivated Hamilton.
“I think he knew exactly that,” said Horner. “I think he would wound up after Saturday’s result. You could see that on Saturday. I think that that the atmosphere, the crowd and everything he was obviously fully motivated.
“He just made a massive misjudgement. He got a penalty for it, but it’s fairly meaningless, and that was his only opportunity. Had Max come through that corner he might not have seen him again for the rest of the afternoon.”
“For me, it was a desperate move that thankfully didn’t have worse consequences than a written-off car and a bruised and battered driver,” he concluded.