“Lewis is a warrior, he knows these kind of things. It’s like ‘ok, you did that to me today, and you wait, man’.”
Hamilton and Rosberg went through their own rollercoaster relationship, transitioning from teenage friends to F1 rivals when they raced alongside each other for Mercedes between 2013 and 2016.
A number of tense battles ensued on track, while on-camera incidents such as Rosberg throwing a cap at Hamilton highlighted the intensity of the situation.
The seven-time world champion’s relationship Verstappen is perhaps more straightforward, as any element of cooperation that exists with a team-mate is thrown out of the window.