Miami Grand Prix: George Russell says spat with Max Verstappen in Baku was ‘pathetic’

George Russell says his spat with Max Verstappen after they collided at last weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix sprint race was “all a little bit pathetic”. Verstappen swore at Russell as they argued in the pits after the incident. Red Bull’s Verstappen said on Thursday that relations between the two drivers were “absolutely fine”. Verstappen accused Russell of lacking “common sense” because he knew that he would be passed sooner or later, such is the Red Bull’s performance advantage. Russell said that Verstappen had used the F-word a number of times during their heated discussion. Russell responded: “I am not just going to wave him by because he’s Max Verstappen in a Red Bull.

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