Verstappen welcomes Hamilton's backing

2016-09-07 22:09
Max Verstappen (Twitter/@Max33Verstappen)

Cape Town - Max Verstappen reckons Lewis Hamilton's public support of him shows that he too is a "racer."

Verstappen has been widely criticised of late with the Ferrari drivers and Mercedes boss Toto Wolff concerned that he is antics will result in a massive accident.

Even FIA race director Charlie Whiting stepped in at Monza where he had a chat with Verstappen and gave him a "gentle warning", according to team boss Christian Horner.

However, not everyone is against Verstappen.

"Give the guy a break," Hamilton said in Italy. "He is 18 years old, and what the frickin' heck were any of us doing at 18?

"He has won a grand prix, and the pressure on his young shoulders is something most people will not be able to comprehend. He is young and he is learning.

"I don't know what I would have been like at 18, but I would have made lots of mistakes."

Verstappen has welcomed the sport, saying it speaks to who Hamilton is out on track.

He told Sky Sports News HQ"It's good. It shows that he is a racer as well."

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