Lewis Hamilton intervenes in Max Verstappen interview with ‘F-word’ question

Max Verstappen's win last Sunday at the 2023 British GP was his eighth of the season.

Reigning World Champion Max Verstappen was imperious once again last weekend at the British Grand Prix, where he claimed pole position, victory and the fastest lap.

The Dutchman drove an emphatic race, despite having been faced with an early setback.

Verstappen was overtaken by Lando Norris on the run into the opening corner; however, the 25-year-old reclaimed the lead a few laps later.

Once back in the lead, Verstappen controlled the race at the Silverstone International Circuit, to extend his lead in the Drivers’ Championship to 99 points.

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His win marked his sixth in a row, a feat which only four other drivers have achieved at the pinnacle of motorsport.

If that wasn’t enough, Verstappen’s victory marked 11 consecutive wins for Red Bull, something which no team has accomplished since 1988.

The Dutchman did seem somewhat concerned at times during the race though, as he informed his team on some issues he was having.

Verstappen was asked about these issues after the race, before he admitted that they were “not serious”.

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“Now, there were a few anxious radio calls during the race from you. You said at one point the car’s pulling, it’s a bit weird, that was one of them. And you also didn’t like the Soft tyre, just were any of these serious issues?” Verstappen was asked by a reporter during the post-race press conference.

“No, they were not serious, but I like to report these things to the team,” Verstappen answered.

“The wind was very, very bad at one point, it was really unpredictable. So that’s what I reported,” he added.

Third-place finisher Lewis Hamilton then jumped into the conversation, by asking Verstappen if he said the ‘F-word’ on the radio.

Hamilton joked that Verstappen is only ever being “serious” when he uses the explicit word on the team radio, something he didn’t do at Silverstone on Sunday.

“Did you put the F in front of any of those words?” Hamilton jokingly asked.

“No, no, actually not this time,” Verstappen replied to Hamilton.

“He’s only serious when he puts the F in front of it,” said the Mercedes driver, before both Hamilton and Verstappen started laughing.

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Hamilton then asked the Dutchman: “Have you seen your videos?”

“Yeah, that was 2020, that was a great year,” replied Verstappen, referring to his 2020 win at Silverstone.

“Yeah, yeah, that was a good one.”