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Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in ANOTHER row after Bahrain GP

10 April 2018

Lewis Hamilton on Monday admitted to concerns about Mercedes' early-season form after seeing Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel remain unbeaten in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

"Do you think, if you compare it to football, if you have a microphone on a footballer's mouth that everything he says is something nice, and it's a nice message when the guy tackles him and sometimes he fouls him?" the Bahrain GP victor added.

"It was a silly move for him because he didn't finish the race and obviously he's tending to make quite a few mistakes recently".

"I was next to him - going in to the corner, I was ahead", he claimed.

"I can't afford to lose any more points to Sebastian", conceded Hamilton, who is already 17 points behind the Ferrari driver.

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During the race, the British driver had a collision with Max Verstappen as they battled for position on the second lap.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner cited the coming together as "hard racing", and suggested such incidents draws fans to the sport. I went through that when I was younger so I know how it is.

Hamilton had earlier told television reporters "emotion is always firing when you get out of the car".

"I think there was still enough space on the left, but he drove into my left rear, gave me a puncture and also destroyed the "diff". So, it's not personal, don't take it personal.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. I think maybe it was when we were talking afterwards?

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"When I look at it, and I came back and looked at the replay, my opinion hasn't changed", he said.

"From the start I was enjoying the feel of the vehicle and finding the gaps and it was shaping up to be an exciting race. I can't really remember at what stage of the race it was or why we were even in that position, but yeah, I don't really care to be honest".

With Red Bull suffering a double retirement after Daniel Ricciardo lasted only two laps, sister team Toro Rosso capitalised, with Pierre Gasly finishing a surprise fourth. It was an unnecessary collision.

The Briton, who has spoken glowingly in the past of a 20-year-old he sees as a future champion, vented his feelings with some strong language after finishing third at the floodlit Sakhir circuit.

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Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in ANOTHER row after Bahrain GP