“He was always respectful” – Jos Verstappen hinted at his relationship with Lewis and Anthony Hamilton

Anthony Hamilton took to the podium to congratulate Max and his father, Jos Verstappen, on winning their first world championship title.

Jos Verstappen revealed that Lewis and Anthony Hamilton reacted with class after losing their record eighth title.

Max Verstappen claimed his first title after beating the seven-time world champion in the controversial final lap at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

After Nicholas Latifi crashed into the wall at the end of the race, the race had to be restarted. Race director Michael Masi changed his original plans leading to a controversial finish to the race.

Mercedes reacted fiercely on how to finish the race. They filed two different complaints with the FIA, only to have both dismissed by managers.

However, Red Bull adviser Helmut Marko said he was disappointed in Mercedes’ response to their loss. He said he understands the frustration of losing, but they should accept it.

Also read: Red Bull team boss visited Mercedes headquarters after the end of GP Abu Dhabi

Jos Verstappen thinks Hamiltons respects

The tension between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton sometimes increased throughout the season, both on track and off track. Max Verstappen recently admitted that there was a time when both drivers hated each other. But that’s understandable.

However, later in the race, former Formula One driver Jos Verstappen revealed that Anthony Hamilton had congratulated him and his son. He also said that the relationship between the two opponents has been respected throughout the season.

“When I sat with Max before he stepped onto the podium, [Lewis’ father] Anthony was there, Jos said. “He congratulated us, so that’s really nice.”

“Also during the season, I had some conversations with him via WhatsApp. He’s really good. They’ve won seven such titles, for them it’s a bit different than when we won the first one, but he’s always respectful,” concluded Jos.

Also read: Mercedes boss Toto Wolff admits that he and Red Bull counterpart Christian Horner overstepped while speaking to Michael Masi mid-race “He was always respectful” – Jos Verstappen hinted at his relationship with Lewis and Anthony Hamilton

Britta Zeltmann

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