Helmut Marko, head of Red Bull in Formula 1, accused Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes of ‘creating a narrative’ about the accident between the Englishman and Max Verstappen last Sunday, during the Monza GP.
Commenting on the crash, the ex-pilot said, in an ironic tone, that ‘they [equipe da Mercedes] they’re doing a show where poor Hamilton suddenly got hurt.”
“It was a normal racing accident. All the stories around it were created by Mercedes,” added Helmut Marko.
During the Grand Prix in Monza, Italy, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen — who are fighting for the Formula 1 title in 2021 — were involved in a crash. Images of the accident show the moment when one of the rear wheels of the Dutchman’s car passes over the head of the seven-time champion.
Verstappen was found guilty of the crash and was punished with the loss of three positions on the starting grid of the next race, the Russian GP, on 26 September.
Despite leaving his Mercedes apparently undamaged, Hamilton revealed this week that he will be accompanied by a doctor ‘to ensure’ his participation in the next GP, which will be played in Russia.
The British pilot also said that his neck “has become stiffer” since the crash. The injury, however, did not prevent Hamilton from attending the Met Gala 2021, an event held last night in New York.