It has been two weeks since Max Verstappen left the British Grand Prix but the tension is still there.
The two, who are clearly the first for this year’s Drivers’ Championship, collided on the first lap of the race at Silverstone – the incident leading to the end of the race for Verstappen.
Verstappen has made it clear how he feels for the Briton after crashing, while Red Bull boss Christian Horner has not shied away from criticizing Hamilton.
The drivers compete in the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend with Hamilton qualifying on pole position, while Verstappen will start in third.
After qualifying, Verstappen was asked about the incident a fortnight ago and the Dutchman was not impressed to say the least.
Verstappen retorted, “Can we stop on this already?
“We’ve had so many f ****** questions about this. It’s just ridiculous, honestly. Honestly, all Thursday we answered these stupid questions all the time, so could we stop there please?
“We’re runners, we’re going to run and of course we’re going to run hard but fair, so we keep pushing each other.”
Hamilton was booed by supporters in the race after his pole was confirmed, but he sent a message of defiance to the enemies.
He said, “People have a right. It’s a sport and people are acting wild. It’s sport, it’s competition and I don’t take it to heart.
“In the end, I have to do something good to be in front!
“I appreciate the great support I have received here. I have never felt so good with boos. If anything, it just feeds me. So that doesn’t really bother me.