Verstappen reacts to Glock: 'I don't think I would have punched Hamilton'

23-10-2021 08:47 | Updated: 23-10-2021 10:51
by GPblog.com
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Verstappen reacts to Glock: 'I don't think I would have punched Hamilton'

Max Verstappen is battling it out with Lewis Hamilton for the championship. Verstappen is currently in the lead, but the gap is only six points. The Dutchman spoke about his rivalry with the Brit and thinks it is not so bad.

"We have got together a few times and we were not happy with each other," Verstappen said in an interview with PA Agency.

"But a few races later you can see us sitting together in a press conference and laughing with each other again, and that is how racing goes."

"A lot of people look at you and rate the rivalry, but at the end of the day it is not all that bad. Nobody looks to get together in a race but unfortunately these things happen. They have happened in go-karting and they have happened in Formula One. We all have those times where we have low moments with someone, but we are human beings. We move on, and we forgive.”

Verstappen feels no extra pressure

According to Timo Glock, a younger Verstappen would have lashed out at Hamilton after the crash at Monza. "I have got older and I have more experience, but I don't necessarily think I would have punched Lewis," said Verstappen.

"It is just that you experience more things and you learn how to deal with the sport better – that is just a natural process. I have been very relaxed the whole year. I cannot speak for Lewis, but from my side, there is no real extra pressure."

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