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Lando Norris

Norris blames Verstappen for shattering trophy: 'Not my problem'

The McLaren driver joked he had no blame in the post-race incident.

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Lando Norris has cheekily suggested Max Verstappen was to blame for the damage sustained by the Hungarian Grand Prix winner's trophy.

Red Bull driver Verstappen clinched the team's 12 successive victory - a new F1 record - when defeating Norris by 33 seconds at the Hungaroring.

The McLaren driver began his champagne celebration with his signature bottle tap on the podium step, but the impact sent Verstappen's trophy over the edge and onto the ground, shattering into pieces.

Verstappen had joked that he had given Norris the "red card" over the incident, whilst Mercedes driver George Russell told Sky Sports F1's kids special coverage that his compatriot deserved a 10-second time penalty.

Speaking to media including RacingNews365 about the breakage, Norris joked: "Max just placed it too close to the edge."

When Verstappen suggested he would "take it off" the top step next time, Norris replied: "Yeah, just hold it.

"It fell over, I guess. Not my problem, it's his!"

New trophy

Verstappen will receive a new trophy according to CEO of trophy manufacturer Herendi Porcelanmanufaktura Zrt, Attila Simon.

Simon told Hungarian TV show National Sport News that, as there is a lifetime replacement guarantee for products, a new trophy is already in production.

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