While Formula 1 is on break, Max Verstappen hasn’t and has sent a message to Lewis Hamilton about his activities away from the F1 Championship, describing his friends as ‘fake’.
The world of Formula 1 may be at a standstill due to the break, but the main protagonists are not taking a break. While waiting to return to the track, Max Verstappen is resting, and responding to the media.
With Lewis Hamilton now ahead of him in the overall standings, the Red Bull Racing driver will be looking to reclaim his throne. But before taking on the Englishman, Verstappen sent him a cryptic message about his “fake friendships”.
Max Verstappen criticised Lewis Hamilton’s socialising saying:
“I wouldn’t hang out with celebrities just for my social media profile.” describing Hamilton’s love of celebrity and his pursuit of the glitz and glam,
“With some famous people you can make a good connection and build a friendship, but I would only meet those I think are friends…
“I won’t call them “mates” if they are not mates, but just famous people. I want to spend time with my family and my real friends.”
Swords are drawn, ready for the next round of racing coming up in Spa, Belgium at the end of August.