Hamilton ended up within the tyre wall after he misplaced management of his Mercedes at 140mph in qualifying on Friday night time.
The British driver, who began ninth and completed one place larger in Saturday’s dash race, emerged unscathed from the accident. However not earlier than Verstappen’s orange-clad military had celebrated his demise.
Lewis Hamilton has taken intention at Max Verstappen’s supporters by saying it’s “mind-blowing” they cheered his crash on the Austrian Grand Prix.
“I don’t agree with any of that, it doesn’t matter what,” stated Hamilton. “A driver may have been in hospital, and you’ll cheer that?
“It’s mind-blowing that folks would try this, realizing how harmful our sport is. I used to be grateful I didn’t find yourself in hospital and I wasn’t closely injured.”
Verstappen, who received Saturday’s 23-lap sprint on the Purple Bull Ring to increase his championship lead and guarantee he begins from the entrance for Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix, was booed by Hamilton’s followers after he put his Purple Bull on pole at Silverstone final weekend.
Hamilton continued: “It’s best to by no means cheer somebody’s downfall or somebody’s harm.
“It shouldn’t have occurred at Silverstone – though it wasn’t a crash – and it shouldn’t have occurred right here.”
Hamilton has endured a attempting weekend within the Styrian mountains. The seven-time world champion is competing within the spare automotive following the in depth harm he sustained in his high-speed qualifying smash.
He was then concerned in an accident after the opening metres of Saturday’s race when he turned the meat in an Alex Albon-Pierre Gasly sandwich.
Hamilton’s front-right tyre made contact with Gasly’s left-rear wheel, sending the French driver briefly up within the air and right into a spin.
Hamilton was capable of proceed however dropped two locations. He fought his well beyond Albon on the fourth lap after which overtook Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas on lap eight earlier than ultimately getting his approach spherical Mick Schumacher with two laps remaining.
“I acquired a little bit of wheelspin and I used to be underneath assault from the vehicles round me,” stated Hamilton. “Pierre moved over on me so I had nowhere to go.
“It wasn’t significantly probably the most enjoyable of races. I used to be so fortunate [to get round the first lap] and I’m grateful to have completed and get one level.”
Sixty thousand spectators have travelled from Holland to Austria to show this weekend’s occasion into a house race for Verstappen and he didn’t disappoint with a composed efficiency from pole.