Victory meant Red Bull were also able to take control of the Constructors’ standings, albeit by just a single point, a huge shift in the seven years of Mercedes supremacy.
But the ‘war of words’ ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix saw the games begin, with Hamilton telling the media: “I think I’ve done well to avoid all the incidents [with Max] so far.
“I think perhaps he feels he has a lot to prove. I’m not necessarily in the same boat there, which is ultimately why I have the stats that I have.”
The comments were dismissed by Verstappen, claiming the victory showed that “actions always speak louder than words”.