Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen said he would race in a manner that was "hard but fair" against Mercedes title rival Lewis Hamilton at the Hungarian Grand Prix following their opening lap collision at Silverstone earlier this month. The duo were caught up in a war Read More »
The Briton, who trails Verstappen by eight points in the overall standings, lapped the 4.3-kilometer long Hungaroring in one minute, 16.826 seconds, beating the Dutchman by just 0.088 seconds. Valtteri Bottas, who knocked Verstappen off the top of the timesheets to set the pace on Friday's opening day of practice, was third in the other Mercedes, 0.229 seconds off his team mate's benchmark.
Red Bull have lodged a request for stewards to review the British Grand Prix collision between Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen that slashed their driver's Formula One championship lead. The governing FIA on Tuesday summoned both teams to a virtual meeting with stewards on Thursday before the weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix.
The title duel between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen is exactly what Formula One needs and the sport should stand back and enjoy the ride, former grand prix racer Mark Webber said on Tuesday. Red Bull's Verstappen and Mercedes' seven-times world champion Hamilton have gone wheel to wheel repeatedly, with the pair colliding on the opening lap of this month's British Grand Prix. The reaction to that clash has triggered fears the battle could boil over, with Formula One's motorsport head Ross Brawn calling for calm heads after both sides traded accusations.