After the events of Silverstone, Jenson Button expects the title scrap between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen to step up in intensity.

This is the first time that the duo have gone head-to-head in pursuit of the Drivers’ Championship, and it had been a rivalry contested with a healthy level of respect and calmness.

All of that went out of the window though when the pair collided at Copse on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix, leaving Verstappen in need of hospital checks after a 51G impact.

Verstappen was upset by Hamilton’s victory celebrations after what had transpired, so the Hungarian Grand Prix will tell us how much respect actually remains between the pair.

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