Max Vertsappen and George Russell sprint race row heats up as Dutch F1 champ blasts 'Princess George' | The Sun

MAX VERSTAPPEN has continued to berate George Russell following Saturday's Formula One sprint race.

The two drivers almost collided during the first lap of the highly-anticipated sprint as Russell squeezed past his Red Bull rival at turn three.

Verstappen, who dropped down to fourth as a result, was left furious as he claimed that he was pushed into the wall.

And he continued to vent his anger after the race had finished.

The Dutchman called Russell a "d***head" when the two came face-to-face in the paddock.

And he later labelled the Brit a "princess" when speaking to Dutch media.

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He said: "You can also attack me without driving into my car. Oh, defending on the outside is not allowed because ‘Princess George’ is there? At the end of the day, that's his problem too.

"Things can also go wrong very quickly. There is no chance. I am driving past him easily within three laps anyway. This does not make much sense.

"Everyone has their own opinion. But I think I gave him space and then he should also just take that corner normally.

"If you bump into each other with the wheels sometimes that can happen.

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"That's not ideal either, but if you cause a hole for someone else, that's a bit more than just with the wheels against each other."

When asked about the row before the race today, Russell said there were "no hard feelings" on his part.

Verstappen went on to come third in the sprint, behind teammate Sergio Perez and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.

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