sport news 'I didn't say I was dying': Lewis Hamilton slams Red Bull after he was accused ...

sport news 'I didn't say I was dying': Lewis Hamilton slams Red Bull after he was accused ...
sport news 'I didn't say I was dying': Lewis Hamilton slams Red Bull after he was accused ...

Lewis Hamilton has hit out at Red Bull technical advisor Helmut Marko - who downplayed his shocking crash with Max Verstappen at the Italian Grand Prix - by claiming: 'I didn't say I was dying.'

Verstappen's Red Bull car launched off a ramped curb at Monza and onto the top of Hamilton's Mercedes head, with only the protective Halo device preventing the reigning world champion from serious injury.

The Mercedes driver revealed last week that he is receiving specialist treatment on his neck after the incident, which earned Verstappen a three-grid penalty for the Russian Grand Prix this weekend, but Marko claimed a 'show was put on' for the Mercedes driver.

Lewis Hamilton has hit back at Red Bull director Helmut Marko, who tried to downplay the Mercedes man's injuries from the Italian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has hit back at Red Bull director Helmut Marko, who tried to downplay the Mercedes man's injuries from the Italian Grand Prix 

Hamilton (below) collided with Max Verstappen's flying Red Bull car at Monza this month

Hamilton (below) collided with Max Verstappen's flying Red Bull car at Monza this month

Marko (second left) said a show was made of Hamilton's (left) crash with Verstappen (third left)

Marko (second left) said a show was made of Hamilton's (left) crash with Verstappen (third left) 

The Red Bull advisor also questioned the extent of Hamilton's injuries after the Formula One champion flew to New York for the Met Gala event, but Hamilton has fired back at Marko by criticising his comments.  

'I mean I don't really listen to what these individuals talk about,' Hamilton told a press conference on Thursday. 'It's inevitable that when a car lands on your head, you're going to have some sort of discomfort.

'I definitely felt a bit of pain I think after the race and then I said I was going to get it checked out and I worked with Angela (Cullen, Hamilton's physio) straight after the race and during the flight had checkups the next day and then we just worked on it through the week with acupuncture and everything.

'I didn't say I was dying. Of course, aware of the fact that in just a millisecond, anything can happen. And so I did feel grateful. It was difficult. It was intense.

Hamilton 'never said he was dying' when he announced he is undergoing neck treatment

Hamilton 'never said he was dying' when he announced he is undergoing neck

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