Verstappen baffled by Hamilton’s habits in FP2 at COTA
Max Verstappen says he doesn’t perceive what occurred when Lewis Hamilton overtook him in FP2 at the US Grand Prix, after the Purple Bull driver flipped the chicken at his rival.
Hamilton tried to overhaul Verstappen down the within into the ultimate nook, the 2 going side-by-side via the exit and alongside the pit straight. After they got here near contact on the straight, Hamilton had the within line and Verstappen needed to yield at Flip 1, giving his title rival the center finger and calling him a “silly fool” on workforce radio.
“Yeah I don’t know (why Hamilton handed),” Verstappen stated. “We’re all lining as much as go for our laps, so I don’t actually perceive what occurred there.”
Though Verstappen ended up in eighth place in FP2, the championship chief says his tempo is best than that outcome suggests as a result of he had points with visitors all through the afternoon.
“On the comfortable tire, didn’t get the lap in,” he stated. “Total it’s not straightforward on the market. The observe is kind of bumpy, and likewise to search out the suitable compromise with the automobile hasn’t been the best to date. There are just a few optimistic issues to take a look at and we are going to proceed to work on it it additionally in a single day.
“Yeah (the long term was good), and it didn’t significantly really feel unhealthy within the brief run, it was only a mess with the visitors.”