WATCH: Max Verstappen offers Lewis Hamilton “a massage” in the press conference room of Spanish GP

F1 Grand Prix of Spain
F1 Grand Prix of Spain: Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen offered to turn into a masseuse for Lewis Hamilton following the conclusion of the Spanish Grand Prix. As the Red Bull driver saw Hamilton relaxing on the couch in the press conference room, he jokingly asked if the latter wanted "a massage."

Formula 1 was in Spain for the 10th race of the season, where Max Verstappen claimed his third successive Spanish GP win since 2022. He was followed by Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton for the podium places. As Verstappen and Hamilton arrived in the press conference room, they shared the light-hearted banter.

Hamilton arrived at the press conference room ahead of Verstappen and Norris and took the opportunity to relax on the comfortable white couch as he waited for the Red Bull and McLaren driver. Verstappen, soon after he arrived, saw the seven-time world champion relax on the couch and decided to take a dig.

"He's clearly getting old," said the defending champion. "Do you need a massage?" he followed up.

Jokes apart, Lewis Hamilton is currently 39 years old, and despite that, he is one of the fittest drivers on the paddock.

Hamilton had a field day in Barcelona as the British driver claimed his first podium of the season. With this, he not only ramped up his driver's championship points, but also helped Mercedes to close down the gap between McLaren.


Lewis Hamilton: one of the best race weekend

Third placed Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Courtesy: Getty
Third placed Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Courtesy: Getty

Lewis Hamilton, in the post-race interview, shared that the Spanish Grand Prix was one of his best race weekends of this year, all thanks to Mercedes' improvements. The race at Catalunya was the British driver's first podium since 2023 Mexico City GP and the 198th podium of his career.

On this, he said as per F1.com, "After a bad start, to recover and get back into P3 is a really, really great job. I’m really happy – particularly my second and last stints were very, very strong. And I think the first one, I was just recovering from such a bad start, so that was a bit more tricky. But we’re getting there, we’re getting closer, and a big, big thank you to the team because we’re slowly closing the gap."
Following this, he further added, "This is the best weekend I’ve had all year, and for a long, long time, for like 15 races or something crazy. It’s good to be back, it’s good to have battles like today, it’s good to reassert and reaffirm.”

Notably, the whole weekend was decent for Toto Wolff's team. Besides impressive performances in the free practice sessions, the Silver Arrows drivers claimed P3, and P4 in qualifying on Saturday, and another P3, as well as P4, in race on Sunday.

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Edited by Vaishnavi Iyer
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