Hamilton and Verstappen cross paths in the paddock
By - froomedog
Really though, it isn't anything special
Actually they were quite cordial!
I'm not an expert in psychology but it looks like the slight hesitation in Lewis' turning might be a sign of weakness. Max on the other hand seems strong and determined. I wouldn't be surprised if this would result in a strong win for Max this weekend.
I'm actually an expert in psychology and my take is that you are just looking for karma.
Where did I become an expert in psychology? Reddit.
I'm an actual expert in psychology. How did I become an expert in psychology? Grad school....
I agree with you.
Yep definitely not an expert
He didn't want to bend the brim of that cap.
Legend has it , anyone who bends a flatbrim RB cap will be smitten by max's rear left hard tyre .
Literally a "you alright mate" like when you see someone at work
I like how VB kept looking back to see if some shit went down
VB is all of us
VB was ready to jump in to protect his #1
He is the Worlds Greatest Wingman.
Assistant World champion
*Assistant to the World Champion
Incoming angry Bottas when ~~Jim~~ George becomes the new ~~co-manager~~ driver.
“Bullshit, you can be mine”
Did you bite your thumb at me sir?!
Looking back to see if he needed jump in and hold Lewis down for Max. All those team orders just echoing in his head.
Wasn’t Valterri also a witness when Max assaulted Ocon in Brazil?
Somehow he always gets the best seat.
Not for much longer.
He pushed him a little, assault is more his father’s thing.
In America we'd call that just another Saturday night at the race track.
Quiet, you can't just say that out loud in public!
Edit: a word
Bottas was like "O.O"
Still frame seems juicy but max just has a bad case of Resting Angry Face
I still think about that drawing from time to time
it doesn't let me sleep
Incredible art work, did the artist ever depict other drivers?
Unfortunately, I don't think she did. At least it was not posted on reddit by her husband :(
I feel like their entourages need to be posturing and snapping their fingers rhythmically as they walk past each other.
West Paddock Story
Stay cool man, real cool.
I didn't know I needed this in my life until this very moment.
Toto and Horner each with leather jackets, with the collar pulled up.
Toto's hair slicked back.
Yeah what, they just said ‘Hi’ to each other. Why is this post even up still?
No don't you see the hate in their eyes? Don't you see the fire within Max the second he looks at Lewis?
Oh wait I just saw the video, they just kind of nodded at each other and went on their way. Shit nm.
\- "Fuck you."
\- "Fuck you, too"
A fair nod to each other. Quite civil all things considered.
Netflix: there are times when a track goes silent...
Here before it becomes Drive to Survive opening shot
Next season is gonna have more drama than fast 9
But will it have family?
And will it have Corona?🍺
“You can have any power plant you want, as long as it’s a Mercedes”
There's still time for it to have another type of Corona in it (but hopefully not)
Yes, lance and papa stroll
did u just say FAMILY?!?!??👀👀👀👀
There's Mick and Seb so probably
When seb retire play "see you again" when seb enter the pit for the last time as Mick drive on
Why you gotta hit me in the feels right now?
Max and Lewis had a healthy rivalry...
***Until they didn't***
Will Buxton has entered the chat
*on board of Max's Silverstone crash*
"MEIN GOTT MUSS DAS SEIN"
I can't wait for the Mazepin episode where it's just Guenther losing his mind
>Do you know how much that wing you smashed on that wall cost?
>When you look like a vanker you made me look like a vanker. Do you think I look like a vanker? Because I'm telling right know, I'm no vanker.
>Call your dad. Call your dad I don't focking care. Do you want to use my phone? I'm calling him myself to tell him his son is a focking disgrace!
Gunther, because an f1 fan can dream.
How did you write this exactly like he sounds lol
You know that crash will be a double episode
Play it in slow mo with Buxton narrating about the hate and vitriol that both have for each other. Followed by the crash footage with Hamilton twirling his mustache.
It's gonna be a long summer break isn't it
Imagine if they take each other out again in Hungary.
Nah I want solid summer break drama. As such, the following sequence of events must happen
1. Red Bull lose protest - Check
2. Max's engine goes kaboom during FP1
3. Max tries what Hamilton did only to spin around and collect Perez in the process leading to a Mercedes 1-2 (This is the most important)
If all these happen (esp 3), the meltdown will be utterly glorious. For real peak drama, Max's and Perez's engine should also both go kaboom when they collide.
if this happens, what god does Lewis pray to to be this #blessed?
Lewis confirmed user of「 W o n d e r o f U 」
HOW DO WE GET A JOJO REFERENCE IN THIS GODDAMN SUB
Johnny would win F1 without his legs tbh
aye fair enough
The Super Shenron from DBS. No other being is powerful enough to grant those type of wishes.
Some people just like to see the world burn. Damn son.
I got irrationally angry at you while reading this..
Are you sure you didn't get a bit jelly instead
I think peak drama would be Verstappen colliding with Hamilton at Zandvoort and the crash is really similar, with Hamilton out of the race and Verstappen still in.
Verstappen gets a minor penalty but overtakes Bottas with 2 laps to go to win and does a mad celebration like Lewis did.
Mercedes protest this 2 weeks later and it is successful, disqualifying Max from the race retrospectively.
And Russell was running 11th until the final lap where he went a bit wide at the final corner and lost a position to Latifi to fall to 12th, meaning he was only promoted to 11th and Latifi scored points before he did.
Lance Stroll got COVID before this event and was replaced by Hulkenberg, who was running P4 for most of the race but was overtaken by Norris on the last lap to drop to P5, which was then promoted to P4 and Hulk still doesn’t have a podium.
r/formula1 and social media in general explodes…
> And Russell was running 11th until the final lap where he went a bit wide at the final corner and lost a position to Latifi to fall to 12th, meaning he was only promoted to 11th and Latifi scored points before he did
Why do you have to be this way? :(
The real reason I'm upset Hulkenberg isn't in f1 2021, I can't give him a podium
And then Mercedes wins the rest of the season.
“I’ve seen this one before!”
People bitch about Mercedes sandbagging during pre-season testing, just to see that they took sandbagging to a whole new level, by "struggling" first half of the season, only to tell Lewis "Now you can push the throttle ALL the way down" and he wins last 12 races of the sesaon.
Oh god, what if merc is sandbagging so Red Bull keeps developing their car until after the summer break and then turns their engines up and gains a second a lap.
I do think that merc has been playing with turning their engines up more. I think that's why Russell has been so successful in quali the last few races. Merc has been using them as a test bed for how much more they can crank their engines up before they fail.
I would very much like this to be true just for the chaos
Alonso would call this 9D chess.
Oh this would be at least 12d or 13d.
Lando's maiden win.
That would be glorious. It will be like the current drama we get times 10.
That is the type of thing we all should pray for. As long nobody gets hurt I mean.
Russell in the points!
You mean Latifi in the points after Russell spins and drops to 11th?
Russell spins and ends up in 10th, where he stays until just before the end of the race where Alonso overtakes him.
Okay I was believing this storyline was possible up until your addition.
That's not thinking big enough
It's completely far fetched, but I have a far better candidate for ***maximum*** drama
RB protest dismissed
Engine goes boom in fp3, but it wasn't even the engine that was in the crash, Horner doesn't share that till Tuesday, RB and Merc fans are at each other throats until then over whether or not it was the damaged engine
Merc are leading q3 1-2 with early laps they can't improve on, but max and checo are looking like they'll come put on top right before the session ends. But what's that? Russell just crashed in a weird spot and brought out the red flag. They call for an investigation, crashgate 2.0 Marko says, it's delayed
Perez attempts an insane move on hamilton in the race, messes up collecting himself and max, out of the race, both cars crazy messed up, both drivers in the hospital for precautionary checks
There's in investigation, the RB fans rejoice! Hamilton will get penalized and the alpha tauri's are both in podium places after the red flag if hamilton goes down! But what's that? Stewards rule it was entirely perez's fault and it was wholly reckless, 10 place grid penalty for the next race
Hamilton lead bottas leads McLaren, leads Aston Martin, the alpha tauris had botched pit stops.
The investigation on Russell finally comes out, the orange army is ready to go on a manhunt, it was a mechanical failure, no possible way it could have been planned
Merc announces they're dropping Bottas on Monday, Russell wasn't looking too happy all weekend though, and they don't announce the replacement yet. RB announces perez will not be remaining with the team. Perez seems plenty happy though, is he retiring of his own volition or is that merc seat for him people wonder?
A week later though, perez slips up in an interview hinting he was ordered to cause the accident to give max an advantage. The investigation drags out the entire season, just before the final round the results are released: disqualification from the championship, Marko is banned from the sport for having come up with the plan, Horner barely survived only because he cooperated
It's entirely improbable, but imagine what DTS would look like if it did happen lmao
(As I write this, phase 1 of both just happened, protest is dismissed)
There is a parallel universe where all of this will happen (if they exist ofc)
Keep going I’m so close
Found Lewis' burner account
this would be the most evil, but somehow very beautiful thing if it happens
Then I am collecting all races and show it to my grandkids one day. That would be insane, like drama level over 9.000. And would love it.
Every single instagram story/post that they make will be posted here for people to scrutinize. F1 media websites will write about how a certain post was a slick attack on their championship rival.
F1 doesn't get a \*fierce\* championship battle for 5 years and forgets how to act when it finally happens.
Long considered myself a neutral fan but I find myself rooting for RB and Max simply because if Merc wins the double again, we may quite literally never hear the end of this.
Especially if Lewis wins by 25 points or less. I can hear the drama already.
Formula 1 will turn into “Horners diaries”. Day One - Dear diary, it was 51GGGG!!! But they didn’t listen!!”
They looked! They looked, Martin!
[this thing, but in slow motion](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX4y9G_6DGY)
Crofty's meltdown at the end gets me every time.
Seen this video about 100 times. It never gets old.
This is still the funniest thing on the internet. Never gets old. makes me laugh every time.
Damn, two dudes walked by each other
Just wait until OP realises that they will drive around the same track this weekend
. . . probably *right next to each other!!!!!*
Probably into each other
Again and again, with Lando swooping in for WDC.
For only a low speed crash of course.
Will they drive at the same time?
Bold of you to assume they’ll drive more than 3 corners before crashing into each other
They probably gonna meet for the interview when they make front row lol
Two bros chillin in the press room, 6ft apart because of COVID
Two dudes chillin on the racetrack, 0ft apart and 51G crash
Martin…they glanced at each other somewhat ambiguously
THEY GLANCED MARTIN!
Oh so close.....
He'll struggle to get through there
And they touch Martin! AND BOTTAS HAS TURNED AROUND
In the video, you can see that as the two entourages pass, the drivers all briefly exchange pleasantries, w/o pausing. However a still photo does a better job of creating drama where there was none.
Please submit your CV to Netflix, you'd be instantly hired.
Fired, for putting out the fire of drama.
They respected each other... *until they didn't.*
\-*f1 car upshifting noises-*
You just slap it into slomo and have Buxton talk over it
Netflix bout to make this pic into a Bollywood production.
Oh damn. Woman singing Aaaaaaaa as background meanwhile using every transition in PowerPoint. Then zooms into Toto and Horner's shocked faces. Then zooms back into Lewis' nostrils and then Max's forehead. Aaaaaaaaa intensifies.
U know what I can totally visualise what you just described...even the aaaaaaaa background score as well
.and if you have watched them(I feel sorry for u)
or you are Indian..then let's add some dhoom tana na na na too..
Don't forget the thunder!
MEIN GOTT MUSS DAS SEIN!!
SO EIN BOCKMIST UBER AUCH!
\[V12 engine sounds intensify\]
*Williams pit wall look terrified*
Can't wait for the dance numbers
> Top post on F1 sub is two dudes walking by each
“OMG NETFLIX LOVES DRAMA”
Or maybe y’all desperately crave the drama?
Netflix is the biggest winner out of all of this.
I just realized Netflix is going to rip the shoulder bump from earlier in the season **completely** out of context
'Look how we made everyone think we hate eachother'
/r/formula1: hates Netflix noobs, it's dramatized, making everything dramatic when there is none
Max looks like he’s low-key smiling under that mask
I must agree. A mischievous looking smirk.
Mere seconds after this he was seen dastardly wringing his hands
Together with his partner in crime, Helmuttley Marko?
Netflix will deepfake Hamilton onto Ocon Brazil 2018
Lewis nowhere near the apex in this photo.
Max clearly left him space here!
Guys I heard rumors from a long time friend, who works in F1, that shortly after this confrontation, Lewis was seen drinking a bottle of water but with his LEFT HAND!
We all know Lewis is right handed. My friend was understandably still in shock as he was telling me, so hopefully we get more news soon.
I'm still sat here flabbergasted. I didn't things could get any more heated between them.
Peak journalism here boys. Keep it coming
AND THEY TOUCH *-CRASH-* MEIN GOTT MUSS DAS SEIN?!
The internet's gonna milk this more than the all of the dairy farms in the world, isn't it?
The state of the sub today is something else with all the media tweets.
LANDO TAKES SIDES IN PADDOCK WAR
Netflix is ROCK HARD
I can't wait to see how Netflix spins this... "There are certain moments when silence falls on a racetrack, and you just know".
The sexual tension can hardly be contained
Reminds me of the opening of *Platoon*. When Charlie Sheen gets off the plane as a fresh recruit in Vietnam. He walks past some grizzled vet about to go home and their gazes meet. Really an iconic but overlooked scene from the film with how it was edited.
Max: You drank my milkshake!
Lewis: "If you have a milkshake and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw, my straw reaches across the room and starts to drink your milkshake. I. Drink. Your. Milkshake! I drink it up!"
Max is definitely smiling under that mask.
Man, i just want the race to start already.
god I hate that there are masks now.
They could very well be semi smiling or looking really angrily at each other.
Or none of the above, and this photographer was just spamming clicks at very high rpm and he managed to find the 1 frame where they semi look angrily at each other
I doubt Drive to Survive will delve into this a lot, Max has expressed distaste for how they chop up things to fit their storyline. I doubt he will talk about it a lot. For example in the 2020 season there was no mention of why Lewis Hamilton was absent for once race (he got covid) seems like he didnt want it mentioned so they ignored it.
I swear that Netflix told F1 to set up the press conference so that this would happen
Careful on the outside, boi
Dunno about you guys but max definitely looks like he's smiling. His eyebrows. They definitely indicate a more positive face. They're playing us and the media lol
I desperately need the Hungarian GP to provide the F1 subreddit and F1 twitter with something to discuss because this discussion has lasted long enough IMO. Why can’t everyone be happy that at least we now have a close battle in the constructors and drivers championship. Regardless of whose side you are on, we should all be happy this season has not seen any single team dominate the whole way through.
Is Lewis even looking at him there? Looks more like he’s looking towards Lando
On the video Max says hi (or nods or something something) whilst Lewis isn't really paying attention, Lewis then looks around and says hi back.
Journalists everywhere trying to come up with how to spin "hi" into something dramatic.
“Max Verstappen says “Hi” to Lewis Hamilton only for Lewis to ignore him and then turn around and say “die”.
Ok I need the video now
Can you do a streamable/mirror link for this please? Can’t see it in the US
Edit: nevermind, I see the one below!
Why does even their twitter have to be geoblocked, i live a tiny patch of water away from the uk
BREXIT MEANS BRITISH TWEETS FOR BRITISH TWITS
> whilst Lewis isn't really paying attention
cue Ted jumping in to analyze whether this means that Lewis has the psychological advantage or max has the psychological advantage
Followed by Rosberg commentary about something where he mentions atleast twice once directly and once in passing how he actually beat hamilton for one season.
Me when I see my sneaky link in public
UFC battle begins. First the shit talking. Weigh in Saturday. Knockout happening Sunday.
a video of the 'encounter; if anyone interested: [https://twitter.com/SkySportsF1/status/1420774964551196676](https://twitter.com/SkySportsF1/status/1420774964551196676)
Do you know where the men’s room is Max?
Yes, right around the corner.
Looks like fairly nonchalant paths to me. Ambivalent paths maybe, but lets not overhype and pretend they look cross ;)
I friggen LOVE this rivalry.
News just in…. Formula 1 drivers walk past each other at venue where Formula 1 race is happening. We’ll bring you the earth shattering consequences as they happen.
Max with a death stare
Max is laughing/smiling 😂😭😈
Lewis looks like he's trying not to make eye contact lol
"I'll see you at the track! "
" OH I KNOW YOU'LL SEE ME AT THE TRACK"