Max Verstappen reveals what he and title rival Lewis Hamilton talked about after the end of the Abu Dhabi GP.
Verstappen overtook Hamilton on the final lap in Yas Island to win the race and his first world championship. The end of the race was controversial to say the least, but Hamilton excelled in the defeat. The Mercedes driver immediately approached Verstappen and shook hands.
While speaking to David Coulthard in an interview, the 2021 F1 Champion revealed what he and Hamilton have talked about. He said the British had come to congratulate him before the celebrations began.
“Me and the whole team, went crazy.” Max said.
“But of course, you also have another side where they are very frustrated and upset. I think the great thing is that Lewis immediately came up to me and said, “Good job, congratulations”. You know, and I said, ‘Thank you so much for a great season’. “
“Because, at the end of the day, I think it was a great season, whoever wins or comes in second, because we pushed each other race to the limit with ourselves, but also with the car. and the whole team”.
“Everybody is very happy that the season is over, to have a little rest, because it has been very stressful and very difficult for everyone. But yeah, it’s definitely a big rivalry. ” 24 years old admitted.
Lewis Hamilton’s father came to congratulate Max Verstappen and his father Jos
Max’s father Jos Verstappen commended Anthony Hamilton for coming to them after the race. The Verstappen duo were seen sharing a alone moment as Lewis’ father Anthony arrived to congratulate the two.
“When I sat with Max before he stepped onto the podium, Anthony was there.” Jos Verstappen said.
“He congratulated us, so that was really nice. Also, during the off-season, I had some conversations with him over WhatsApp. He is really good. ”
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“They’ve won seven titles already, for them it’s a bit different than when we won the first one, but he’s always respectful.” he say.
According to Mercedes principal Toto Wolff, Hamilton is still in ‘painful and pitiful’ after the events of last Sunday. However, the way he braced himself after such a heartbreaking loss received worldwide acclaim.
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