The former Good Morning Britain presenter has hit out at the Belgian driver on social media ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend
Hamilton takes stunning win after crash with Max Verstappen
Piers Morgan has told Max Verstappen to “grow a pair” amid the Belgian’s ongoing feud with Lewis Hamilton.
There was controversy at Silverstone earlier this month as the two drivers collided in an incident which saw Verstappen taken to hospital for precautionary checks.
Afterwards Verstappen hit out at Hamilton for his conduct after the race, taking to social media to say: “Glad I’m ok. Very disappointed with being taken out like this.
“The penalty given does not help us and doesn’t do justice to the dangerous move Lewis made on track.
“Watching the celebrations while still in hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behaviour but we move on.”
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The two will face off for the first time since that race in the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, and on Thursday Verstappen shared a picture of himself back in the cockpit along with the caption: “Back in the office.”
In response to this, Morgan replied: “Great. Now grow a pair and stop being such a massive whiny wuss because @LewisHamilton out-drove you in the last race.”
Hamilton, meanwhile, has revealed that he called Verstappen after the race, and has defended his part in the crash.
He told the official F1 website: “I did give Max a call just to check if he’s OK and let him know the respect is still there. Obviously he’s perhaps not reciprocated, but that’s OK.
“As I said in the last race I really was not aware. I was not made aware; I saw on the screen that he had got out of the car and looked OK and then I was told he was fine. So I was not aware until the media conference afterwards that he visited the hospital.
“In terms of the move, I would do it exactly the way… I did it last [time]. In terms of how I’ve reviewed it and analysed from all my experience, and my experience obviously with over the years speaks for a lot, I wouldn’t change it.
“I mean I don’t believe our behaviour was disrespectful. But as I said it’s one thing knowing and then celebrating what happened and there’s one thing not knowing and celebrating. As I said, I wasn’t aware.
“But it’s my home Grand Prix. And we worked incredibly hard for god knows how long to get a result like that, and what a monumental moment it was for us to experience the whole home crowd being there for the first time [since 2019].
“It wasn’t like an intentional celebration; it was just the joy of seeing so many people and so many people celebrating, being together, that’s the national emotion. I’m not going to hide my emotions. And it was an amazing feeling to see so many people.”