It was a scintillating race in the sunny afternoon at Silverstone on Sunday and the drama did not stop even after its conclusion, with Sebastian Vettel securing victory at the British Grand Prix.
Despite the German star winning the race, the main focus was on Lewis Hamilton due to the turn of events that saw him lose ground both on the track as well as in the championship race.
Hamilton started on pole, but his race was scuppered during the opening lap as Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen crashed in to him, sending him back to 18th within the first three corners.
However, the Brit fought back brilliantly to end the race in second place, in between the Ferraris on the podium.
It is a tradition that a post-race interview is conducted right after the race in parc ferme, but as Martin Brundle spoke to the Vettel, the winner of British GP, Hamilton walked away towards the cool down room before the podium ceremony.
The 33-year-old explained himself for the snub as he took to social media to elaborate on the reason he did so.
“I lost nearly three kilograms to get back to the top today for you and my team. I barely had any energy at the end to stand let alone talk,” Hamilton wrote.
“If you can't understand and appreciate that then I fully understand. However, it was nothing to do with anger, literally just exhausted both physically and emotionally.
“Thanks to everyone for the incredible support this weekend, we win and lose together! Onwards and upwards.”
Hamilton was seen waiting patiently for a minute in the background as Brundle interviewed Vettel, but later decided to directly speak on the podium. Thus, he headed to the cool down room quickly.
Moreover, Brundle disclosed what FIA warned him about the reigning world champion right after the race ended.
He revealed that the FIA official told him to be careful dealing with a furious Hamilton.
The 59-year-old said: “The reason Lewis didn't talk to me in parc ferme is he wanted time to go and calm down before he had to talk to us.
“He was so angry about that. He didn't see it as a last to second comeback drive, he saw it as someone torpedoed me off the racetrack.
“He was [fuming]. He scampered out of parc ferme up the stairs. Matteo Bonciani of the FIA said "be careful with him, he is really not happy at all at the moment.”