Hamilton twists the knife... to the Max

Max Verstappen blamed a sudden spike in engine power for his Bahrain qualifying crash

BC-CAR-F1-Mercedes-Hamilton's Frustration, 648 Hamilton urges his Mercedes team to improve communicationAP Photo HAS132, HAS133, XLB111, XLB108, HAS119Eds: With AP Photos.

Question: "Lewis, I believe, if my ears are correct, you used the word "d***head" after the race concerning Max Verstappen and the overtake and the contact".

"Max should have had a decent race", he continued.

Vettel leads the world championship over Hamilton by 17 points heading to this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.

"It is very marginal now", Hamilton said. Bottas was only 0.699-second back from Vettel, but Hamilton lagged by 6.512 seconds from the victor of the F1 Bahrain GP. It stemmed from a penalty for changing his gearbox going into the second race of the season. But the British driver felt he could have done better with a clearer attacking strategy, having sensed an opportunity to strike. It also meant Raikkonen was retired from the race. Yet Hamilton was unclear how hard he could push his tires in the remaining 15 laps, spending too much time on a malfunctioning team radio figuring out what to do.

But Hamilton said a more experienced driver would have brought the vehicle home. The radio wasn't even working correctly.

"They couldn't hear me".

"And clearly afterward once you are doing take to to give opinions onto a corner, then you'r e carrying off your mind driving a flawless line".

"We're going to sit down and discuss the last two races". I'd like to think if I was in that auto today I would have got points for Red Bull. "There were things we could have done to make sure we came out ahead".

However Vettel - who won the race - said this was a normal reaction from Hamilton, as he reacted angrily to a question in the post-race press conference - and swore himself. "I think if it was the other way around he would have said something". I need to watch it again, but it didn't feel like a respectful move.

With 62 wins and a record 73 pole positions, Hamilton is in a position to be so demanding.

"We need to stay humble, we were not great on Friday and Saturday".

"I had a really good start but I didn't capitalize on it".

In the end, Bottas took the second place while Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari emerged as the eventual victor of the race with an official time of 1:32:01.940.

He finished third under the floodlights as team-mate Valtteri Bottas took second place.

Having studied the telemetry data on his return to the garage, Verstappen uncovered a freaky unexpected boost of power caused him to lose control.

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