Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he has messaged Max Verstappen after Formula 1 races although he rarely sees the Red Bull driver outside of the F1 paddock.
Hamilton and Verstappen, who both live in Monaco, had a fascinating conversation about life away from the racetrack during the French GP press conference.
"Well, me personally, I'm never really out and about," Hamilton told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press. "We live on the opposite sides of town so therefore we don't really see each other.
"We've messaged each other on DM (direct messaging) before, right? We've messaged after races but I guess we've never really had a lot of time to spend together."
Championship leader Verstappen responded with a joke saying "it's difficult to wave at each other" in Monaco because it's "like a rock" before explaining why it's difficult for drivers to interact with each other when they are not racing.
"We are away so much that once you get home, you also want to spend time with family and friends," said Verstappen.
"With so many races, that is priority number on, because they also would love to spend time with you. And when the opportunity arises, it's very easy to meet up nowadays with social media and stuff."
Hamilton commented that he wants all of the drivers to get together when COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
"I think at some stage when things get back to normal, I'm sure there'll be a moment where we we meet somewhere," said Hamilton.
"There'll be something fun that we end up doing. I definitely think it's good for the drivers to get together and, and put away the competition and just have a good night out together. At some stage, we'll probably all do that."