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F1's Lewis Hamilton: Rival Max Verstappen thinks 'rules kinda don't apply' to him

Yardbarker logo Yardbarker 12/5/2021 Adam Stites, Yardbarker
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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are now tied in the Formula One standings after Hamilton won the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, leaving only next week's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to decide the champion.

Hamilton, 36, wasn't happy with Verstappen's tactics during Sunday's race, though.

"For me, I really had to try and just keep my cool out there, which was really difficult to do," Hamilton told Sky Sports when asked about Verstappen, via ESPN. "I've raced a lot of drivers in my life, in the 28 years, I've come across a lot of different characters.

"There's a few at the top which are... yeah, over the limit. Rules kinda don't apply, or they don't think of the rules."

Verstappen, 24, received a five-second penalty for going off the track to hold off Hamilton and keep the lead late in the race. When he was then advised to give up the lead position to Hamilton, Verstappen slowed front of Hamilton resulting in a collision

After the race, Verstappen said he didn't understand what happened and that he slowed down to let Hamilton by.

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