Former Force India driver Paul di Resta appeared to tell former Williams, McLaren ad Red Bull driver David Coulthard to shut up during the post-race interviews at the French Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen cruised to victory in Le Castellet after polesitter Charles Leclerc had crashed out of the race from the lead.
Sir Lewis Hamilton took advantage of that, an engine penalty for Carlos Sainz and a poor showing from Sergio Perez to take second, while George Russell caught the Mexican napping on the Virtual Safety Car restart as he claimed the final spot on the podium.
Sainz was working his way back up towards the podium places, but he was on the Mediums after pitting from the Hards when the Safety Car was deployed too early for his strategy to work, and he was forced to pit again onto another set of tyres, while also serving a five-second penalty for an unsafe release.
The Spaniard finished fifth as Ferrari lost more ground to Red Bull in the title battle, and Verstappen extended his championship lead with his seventh win of the year.
The Dutchman went into the shade for the drivers’ obligatory weigh-ins, and emerged for the top three driver interviews held immediately after the race.
Having asked a couple of questions, the Briton went in for one more and di Resta, who was on commentary duties for Sky Sports, told his compatriot to “stop talking,” presumably unaware that his microphone was still picking up his voice.
Coulthard had been asking the reigning champion what the Red Bull team would have to work on going into the summer break, and Verstappen suggested that their qualifying pace has to improve.
“We still have a bit of work to do over a single lap especially so we’ll just keep working,” he said.
The 24-year-old leads the Drivers’ Standings by 63 points going into the Hungarian Grand Prix after Leclerc’s crash in France.