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Max Verstappen aims brutal dig at Lewis Hamilton during Twitch stream ahead of Chinese Grand Prix

Max Verstappen aims brutal dig at Lewis Hamilton during Twitch stream ahead of Chinese Grand Prix

Max Verstappen took the opportunity to aim a dig at Lewis Hamilton ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen appeared to aim a brutal dig towards Lewis Hamilton during his live Twitch stream.

After a week’s break, Formula 1 will return this weekend with the first Chinese Grand Prix since 2019.

The best drivers of the world will once again race around the Shanghai International Circuit after the COVID pandemic hampered the last few editions of the Grand Prix.

Ahead of the weekend, current F1 world champion and Red Bull superstar Verstappen seemed to be in a relaxed mood as he live-streamed on Twitch.

During the session, fans spotted that the Dutchman couldn’t resist a little dig at Hamilton, as well as his fellow British drivers on the grid, in the shapes of George Russell and Lando Norris.

In a clip posted on social media, the British national anthem was being played out in the background, Verstappen then cheekily said: “Haven’t heard that in a while.”

A few years ago, the British national anthem was played regularly at F1 tracks around the world due to Hamilton’s dominance.

However, since 2021, Hamilton has not won a race, with Russell being the only British driver to have finished first in the last two seasons.

Now, the Dutch national anthem has fast become the theme tune of the sport as Verstappen continues to dominate.

Speaking ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix, the Red Bull driver said: “With the new cars, it will be a bit of an unknown. From the track side, it looks like they have repainted it, rather than resurfaced it.

“I don't know what that does to the grip of the track, so that's something we have to get on top of. It's the same for everybody but we just have to have a good FP1 and hopefully we don't have to finetune too much with the car. That will help hit the ground running for the rest of the weekend.”

Verstappen added: “I think overall with the Sprint it's always a bit more of a question mark and always a bit more chaos involved, which I guess in a way is a good thing for F1.”

Featured Image Credit: Getty/Twitch

Topics: Max Verstappen, Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton, Red Bull Racing, Mercedes