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Max Verstappen and Lando Norris exchange after the British GP has got F1 fans talking

Max Verstappen and Lando Norris exchange after the British GP has got F1 fans talking

Verstappen and Norris finished second and third at Silverstone - a week after they crashed in Austria.

Max Verstappen and Lando Norris' exchange after the British Grand Prix ended has got fans talking.

Lewis Hamilton secured a record-breaking ninth Silverstone victory - now the highest number of wins from one driver at a single track.

Verstappen finished second after a strong last stint in which he overtook Norris, who crossed the line in third.

The race saw the pair stand on the podium together after they were involved in a crash at the end of the Austrian Grand Prix while battling for the lead.

The contact led to Norris retiring from the race, while Verstappen finished fifth and picked up a 10-second penalty.

Both drivers had differing views on the incident, with Norris placing the blame at the feet of his rival, who protested his innocence.

They had a much cleaner battle at Silverstone, although the Red Bull's pace advantage meant the Dutchman simply swept past his rival on the Hangar Straight.

And given they were both in the cooldown room at Silverstone after the chequered flag, viewers would have been forgiven for assuming there might be an awkward atmosphere.

Instead, the pair appeared to be in a much more jovial mood, with Verstappen even sharing a joke with his counterpart.

But the exchange had fans divided.

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One wrote: "Max and Lando cooldown room chat might have been the most awkward thing I've seen."

A second said: "Look at Lando in the cooldown room, talking to Max. He really is taking it hard knowing he could've won."

A third agreed: "The silence in that cooldown room was something else."

But another fan took a different view: "Max trying to cheer Lando up in the cooldown room by praising how fast the McLaren was."

Verstappen still leads the championship ahead of Norris after his second place finish, although - in an astonishing statistic - has failed to win either of the last two victories for the first time since July 2022.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports F1 / Getty

Topics: Formula 1, Lando Norris, Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, McLaren, Red Bull Racing, Fan Reactions

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