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Max Verstappen

Verstappen gives Norris 'red card' for destroying victory trophy

Norris' champagne tradition backfired after the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen has given Lando Norris "a red card" after the McLaren driver smashed his Hungarian Grand Prix winner's trophy.

The F1 championship leader put on a masterclass to secure Red Bull's 12th consecutive win - a new record for the sport.

Norris finished 33 seconds adrift at the end of the 70-lap race at the Hungaroring, though held off a charging Sergio Perez to claim the runner-up spot and a second successive podium.

The Briton began his champagne celebrations in typical style with a tap of the bottle on the top step of the podium, only to knock Verstappen's trophy onto the ground - shattering the unique award.

The trophies are handmade by Herendi Porcelanmanufaktura Zrt with an approximate production time of six months at a cost of €40,000.

"You said it was my fault? I give you a red card," said Verstappen in a conversation picked up during Sky Sports F1's special kids broadcast.

"I will go to Zak because he has got some spare money for the personnel in the team, so he can spend it on a trophy."

McLaren sent an apology to Red Bull over social media.

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