Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen had a coming together during the initial part of the Bahrain GP, with Verstappen, who was on the inside of the in the middle of the turn, went onto the outside to squeeze out Hamilton, resulting in a clash between Hamilton’s front wing with Max’s left-rear wheel.
The clash ultimately caused Verstappen to retire due to a puncture.
Hamilton has come out and slammed Verstappen for being silly and disrespectful with his move, saying that what he did was absolutely disrespectful.
“Ultimately, I had a coming together with Max and it was an unnecessary collision,” said Hamilton.
“There needs to be a certain respect between drivers. I need to watch it again, but it didn’t feel like a respectful move.
“It was a silly move for him because he didn’t finish the race and obviously he’s tending to make quite a few mistakes recently.
“It was just unnecessary for him to do that. I can’t really remember what point of the race it was or why we were in that position, but I don’t really care to be honest.” he added.
Hamilton ended the race on the podium despite having started from the 9th spot on the grid, having received a 5 place grid penalty for changing his gearbox.
The Brit had ended qualifying in the 4th spot and drove brilliantly through traffic, overtaking the cars in the midfield to arrive at the Podium.
However, it hasn’t been the ideal start for Hamilton, as he is 17 points away from the top driver, Sebastian Vettel, and it is only 2 races into the season.