Having called Max Verstappen a “d***head” seven days earlier, Lewis Hamilton has had another dig at the Dutchman, saying his Turn 7 move would never stick against a “top driver.”
With Red Bull pitting behind the Safety Car in China, both Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were on fresh rubber compared to the rest of the top six.
That made them sitting ducks.
But while Ricciardo’s overtakes were clean and lethal, Verstappen’s were often clumsy and calamitous.
He initially tried to pass Hamilton around the outside of Turn 7, a move that didn’t stick and put Verstappen off the track.
“Turn 8’s a little bit more possible [to overtake at], but there’s actually a dirty line on the outside of Turn 7,” said the Mercedes driver.