Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has taken another savage dig at Mercedes counterpart Valtteri Bottas.
Verstappen was one of the victims of a series of collisions started by a mistake from Bottas. On the first lap of the dramatic Hungarian Grand Prix, Bottas hit Lando Norris, who hit Charles Leclerc, and so on and so forth. Even though he didn’t have to retire, Verstappen made it out with significant damage to his car.
It seems Verstappen hasn’t forgotten about what happened in Budapest. Recently, he made a reference to it online while playing games. On a video uploaded on TikTok by thef1guy22, Verstappen took a savage dig at Bottas.
While playing Warzone with two others, Verstappen was enjoying himself. The phrases “Lights out and away we go!” and “Josh Rogers jumps the start” were heard. These two phrases are references to F1; the first one being Crofty’s catchphrase, and the second one used for telling who got the best start.
However, the Dutchman passed another comment during the game. He said, “Valtteri Bottas takes out half the field,” a clear reference to the incident in Hungary. He burst out laughing after saying it.
Night and Day
While it is all fun and games, it looks like Verstappen still remembers. It must also be noted that the incident cost him his lead in the WDC standings, as he surrendered provisional P1 to title rival Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen barely managed to snatch a points finish, while Hamilton went on to finish on the podium.
As such, even though he sees the funny side of it, he will have it in the back of mind next race. F1 heads to Belgium next, and Verstappen will look to wrestle his WDC lead back from Hamilton. Hopefully this time, he won’t face a situation where he hears “Valtteri Bottas takes out half the field” from his team.