George Russell says his spat with Max Verstappen after they collided ultimately weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix dash race was “all a little bit bit pathetic”.
Verstappen swore at Russell as they argued within the pits after the incident.
“He has had his justifiable share of giving strikes like that and being robust and arduous at racing,” Russell mentioned on Thursday on the Miami Grand Prix.
“It is a little bit bit poor to see how he spat his dummy out when he acquired one thing again in the identical regard.”
The Mercedes driver added: “One thing you be taught as a child is in case you give one thing you have to be ready to take it as effectively.”
Purple Bull’s Verstappen mentioned on Thursday that relations between the 2 drivers have been “completely positive”.
Russell added: “I assumed it was good racing and it was the one factor that occurred that weekend, it was fairly boring in any other case. We can have a chat, every part’s positive.”
The incident occurred on the opening lap of the dash race in Baku.
Russell was attempting to overhaul Verstappen’s Purple Bull on the within at Flip Two however the world champion tried to carry place across the exterior.
The pair collided, damaging Verstappen’s sidepod and stopping him difficult team-mate Sergio Perez for victory. The stewards didn’t examine the conflict, contemplating it a racing incident.
Verstappen accused Russell of missing “frequent sense” as a result of he knew that he can be handed ultimately, such is the Purple Bull’s efficiency benefit.
Russell mentioned that Verstappen had used the F-word numerous occasions throughout their heated dialogue. The Purple Bull driver additionally insulted the Briton as he walked away.
Russell responded: “I’m not simply going to wave him by as a result of he is Max Verstappen in a Purple Bull. I’m right here to struggle and win.
“I used to be very stunned by how offended he was.”
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