Max Verstappen’s girlfriend ridicules Lando Norris

Lando Norris' trademark celebration went wrong at the 2023 Hungarian GP.

Max Verstappen’s girlfriend Kelly Piquet has joined in a hilarious squabble between the reigning World Champion and Lando Norris, after the latter broke the Red Bull driver’s trophy.

Verstappen won the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday by over 30 seconds, to secure his ninth win of the 2023 season and his seventh in a row.

Norris claimed second behind the 25-year-old for the second consecutive race, much to his and the Woking-based team’s delight.

When on the podium, Norris attempted his champagne trick, where he slams the bottle on the floor.

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However, when he attempted his trademark celebration, he knocked onto the floor Verstappen’s winning trophy, which reportedly took six months to make.

The trophy shattered into several pieces, much to Norris’ and Verstappen’s disbelief.

Both drivers and teams saw the funny side of the incident, with McLaren having said on Twitter: “Sorry Max.”

McLaren also put: “We are so, so sorry… @redbullracing and @Max33Verstappen!”

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Red Bull comically replied: “We can’t take you anywhere. Glad to have you up there with us though!”

The Milton Keynes-based team contined to see the funny side of the incident, after saying in another Twitter post: “We’re gonna need some glue.”

Verstappen also posted several photos of the broken trophy on Instagram and captioned the post: “Thanks @landonorris.”

Norris commented on the post: “I’m so sorry.”

Verstappen’s girlfriend also got in on the action, by joking to Norris that’ll he’ll hopefully perform better in his round of golf on Monday.

“@landonorris hope you have better form tomorrow!” Piquet commented.

After the incident, Norris hilariously blamed Verstappen for his trophy being broken, due to the Dutchman putting his “trophy in the wrong place”.

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“No that is my celebration, to hit the bottle. Max put his trophy in the wrong place. It’s Max’s fault,” Norris told Sky Sports F1.

Verstappen jokingly replied to Norris’ comment, and insisted that he’ll ask McLaren CEO Zak Brown for some “spare money” to fix it.

“I gave you a yellow card, you know like in football. A red card! I just said that I’ll go to Zak because he has a bit of spare money still for personnel in the team so I guess he can also spend it on a trophy.”