Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen were involved in an intense tussle during the initial stages of the Bahrain GP.
The duo went wheel-to-wheel with each other on Turn 2 with Verstappen ultimately having to retire because of his left rear wheel colliding with Hamilton’s front wing.
Red Bull’s Christian Horner claimed that the incident was caused due to the mindset of two hard racers, and both had to take the blame to some extent.
However, Hamilton believes that Verstappen is a little too immature whilst dealing with such situations, suggesting that Alonso would have fetched Red Bull a lot of points with that car.
“It’s interesting to hear from Christian,” said Hamilton.
“Because they’ve got a car that should be getting good results.
“And through these these kind of, I don’t know if they’re inexperienced or not totally mature decisions, they are not getting the results they should.
“Today he should have finished a decent race, because he’s good enough to do that. I think to myself if Fernando [Alonso] was in that car today he would have finished a decent race and got points for Red Bull.
“I like to think if I was in that car today I would have got points for Red Bull. I just hope for them he’s learning through whatever situation he’s going through. I went through that stuff when I was a young guy, so I know how it is.” he added.
Hamilton then further went into the details of the ‘crash’, emphasising how Verstappen could have been more careful.
“We were racing, which was all fine. Often when the car outside is running out of road, if you look at it I was ahead for quite a period of time, and then I accepted defeat, and I just I backed out, because I knew he was going to try to run me wide, maybe,” he said.
“But then he just kept going. He didn’t need to keep going, to be at the track.” the Brit concluded.