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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton won't say no to a beer with Verstappen

Questions have been raised over what kind of relationship Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have after colliding at Silverstone and Monza, however the Mercedes driver believes everything is as it should be.

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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have had their fair share of on-track interactions this season, however that won't stop the Mercedes driver from having a beer with his rival.

Red Bull driver Verstappen currently leads the Drivers' Championship by five points, with the latest race in Italy seeing the two come together yet again.

This follows on from their clash at the British GP in which Verstappen was sent crashing while Hamilton went on to take the chequered flag, leaving many to wonder what kind of relationship the two drivers have.

In a conversation with the Dutch Formule 1 Magazine that took place during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, before their latest collision at Monza, Hamilton said the two get along just fine.

"I don't see why I can't have a beer with Verstappen," Hamilton stated.

"Nelson Mandela was in prison for 28 years, but when he got out he had a cup of team with the man who put him behind bars."

The two will reignite their championship battle this weekend when the F1 season resumes in Russia, with Hamilton stating he doesn't believe his World Championship experience gives him an advantage over Verstappen.

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