Lewis Hamilton has labelled Max Verstappen as “f***ing crazy” during the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after the pair came in contact during a chaotic race.
The Mercedes driver attempted to pass the Red Bull driver after the 37th lap only for the Belgian-Dutchman to defend his line aggressively.
Red Bull then instructed their driver to give the place back to the Briton, only for the two cars to collide moments later.
It was unclear at the moment of contact whether Hamilton was aware that Verstappen was set to gift him back the place.
Hamilton then racted on his radio: “That guy is f***ing crazy man.”
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Adding: “He just break tested me. It was just dangerous driving dude.”
Hamilton’s front wing appeared to be in trouble, with the Briton even stating his concern over his radio, but the damage failed to alter his race from that point onwards.
The drama failed to let up as Verstappen was then handed a five-second time penalty by the stewards after the Red Bull star left the track.
Sky Sports labelled the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as “a dirty race in terms of tactics”.
More to follow...