Max Verstappen has recently revealed that his ‘shoulder bump’ with title rival Lewis Hamilton does not mean anything at all.
When Max’s father, Jos Verstappen was asked about what that bump indicates, he claimed that it could mean that neither of them wants to back down.
“When I look at the shoulder nudge they gave each other after qualifying at Imola, I think we know what we can expect,” he said.
However, the Red Bull driver has completely played down the incident, stating that it did not mean anything.
“That was an accident,” he is quoted by the Dutch magazine Formule 1.
“I thought I left enough room for him, but he was doing his suit up as I walked past him. There is absolutely nothing behind it,” the Dutchman insisted.
Max also said that the constant questions he faces regarding his battle with Lewis Hamilton does little to bother him.
“In the end you just answer with what you want to say,” he said.
“The most important thing is that we are competitive all year. If we end up fighting for it, fine, but I’m not thinking about that right now.”
He claimed that Formula 1 also tries to hype up the situation to build excitement.
“That makes sense, but it doesn’t matter to me,” said the Red Bull driver. “It doesn’t change how I go into a weekend.”
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