Hamilton, Verstappen trade barbs over F1 rules

“I think the FIA should probably put a time when everyone is allowed to start developing for the next year’s car,” Hamilton suggested in an interview with Sky F1. “So August 1, that’s when everybody can start, so that no one can get an advantage from the next year. Because that sucks.”

Verstappen, in response to Hamilton’s proposal, pointed out that the Mercedes driver himself had experienced a period of dominance with his team, which preceded the current era led by Verstappen. Hamilton’s dominance at Mercedes resulted in unprecedented success, including six World Championships.