Lewis Hamilton caused quite a stir on the social platforms again because of whether or not he intentionally slowed down Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez on their outlap. The Mercedes driver says he did not do it on purpose, but it is clear on the internet that not everyone agrees.
Alex Albon firing up the RB15 to recreate Lewis slow out lap as we speak #HungarianGP
— Michael Telfer (@Telferino147) July 31, 2021
If that was made on purpose, it’s not pretty…#f1 #HungarianGP
— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean ) July 31, 2021
#HungarianGP IT’s pretty clear what’s happening. On track and in the race HAM cannot beat Max, so he crashes him off or sabotages qualifying by creeping around so slow everyone’s tires are cold.
He’s scared. And he knows Max is faster.
— Twattertje (@Twattertje1) July 31, 2021
I’ve come to the conclusion Max fans expect Hamilton to drive into Bottas to help Verstappen and Red Bull… deluded bunch them lot
— Kobey (@kobeyleeds) July 31, 2021
LewisHamilton realizing that he is no longer the best driver in F1 is making him result to dangerous and bush league tactics to beat Verstappen
— Joshua Suggs (@Joshuasuggs_) July 31, 2021
Hamilton being booed is not nice. However, the Silverstone crowed did cheer the crash that sent Verstappen to the hospital.
— Paul Lang (@Lang44) July 31, 2021
Nothing makes me happier than seeing Verstappen fans crying over Hamilton man it’s so good
— Raj (@RajaNaanggolan) July 31, 2021
F**k!!! I can already see how tomorrow’s race is going to pan out.
Lewis Hamilton, starting on the mediums, will go for the one stopper. Max Verstappen, on the softs, will do a two stopper and hunt Hamilton down in the final laps.
— Welile ‘Welinho’ dos Santos (@WelsZA) July 31, 2021
Ah, poor reaction from Max Verstappen ref: the booing towards Lewis Hamilton.
“I was in the garage. I didn’t pay attention to what was happening outside!”
In my view, he could’ve stood up for the sport of #F1 in general if not for Lewis. #HungarianGP
— Kunal Shah (@kunalashah) July 31, 2021
So many slamming Hamiton for driving slowly on his out lap? Red Bull could have gone early or have gone past the Mercedes. Hamilton knew the only way Verstappen could improve on his time was to get a tow. Hamilton just didn’t play ball!
— Paul Dreczko #FBPE (@Paul_D1963) July 31, 2021