Silverstone incident has added a whole new level of drama'

01-08-2021 12:14 | Updated: 01-08-2021 12:41
by GPblog.com
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Silverstone incident has added a whole new level of drama'

The incident involving Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at Silverstone will continue to have an impact during the weekend in Hungary. We have already seen that it is still talked about during the press conferences, while also fans seem to be not very happy with Hamilton's action two weeks ago.

In his preview of the race on Formula1.com Chris Medland says he expects fireworks from the first lap. According to him, this actually started during the press conferences.

"The question during qualifying was prefaced by the fact that it was a topic that had been raised many times before, but the press conference presenter didn't get time to finish the question before Verstappen interrupted him and said he wanted the questions to stop and that it was "ridiculous" how much he and Hamilton had been questioned about it."

Week of fire at the opening round?

Hungary will be the first race since the incident that both drivers will race against each other again, and it will be interesting to see how they handle each other in duels. Medland is expecting a lot from the race, at least from the first corner.

"Whatever you think of the incident at the British Grand Prix, it did add a whole new level of drama in terms of how the two will deal with each other next time - and there's every chance that 'next time' will come on the long run up to Turn 1."

With his new engine, will Verstappen outrun Hamilton and get his revenge, or will Hamilton catch up with his main rival with Mercedes? We'll know by the end of the afternoon.

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