Furious Verstappen unfollows Hamilton on Instagram after Silverstone smash

The growing feud between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton has moved onto social media as the fallout continues from their crash at the British Grand Prix on Sunday.

Red Bull's Verstappen appears to have unfollowed Hamilton on social media in the wake of the race, after the Mercedes driver crashed into the Dutchman's rear-right wheel on turn nine of the first lap.

Verstappen was following his championship rival's account as recently as February, according to eagle-eyed fans, but Hamilton is no longer one of the 669 accounts followed by the 23-year-old on the photo sharing app.

However, Hamilton does still follow Verstappen, despite the Driver's Championship leader branding the post-race celebrations of the Mercedes team as 'disrespectful' and 'unsportsmanlike' in an Instagram post on Sunday.

Hamilton boasts an impressive 23.1million followers on Instagram and himself then follows a total of 844 accounts, one of which being that of Verstappen.

Verstappen has a slightly more modest following of 5.4million people on the site but is no longer following Hamilton.

Hamilton also follows Verstappen on Twitter, but is not followed back, although it is unknown whether Verstappen has ever followed his rival on Twitter.

The Dutchman escaped largely unscathed from the crash on Sunday, with F1 doctors confirming he suffered 'no other injuries' apart from being winded by the impact.

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The incident has marred Hamilton's victory in the race, which closed the gap to Verstappen to just eight points with 13 races still remaining in the calendar.

Hamilton was able to fend off the challenge of Charles Leclerc and his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas after receiving a 10-second penalty for his role in the crash.

The main talking point since the race has remained the crash between the two main contenders for the Drivers' Championship, with Verstappen's father and F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone commenting on the event.

Jos Verstappen told Dutch publication De Telegraaf that "it's really not acceptable what he [Hamilton] did.

"I think a 10 second penalty is really ridiculous. As far as I am concerned they should have just disqualified him."

Ecclestone echoed the notion that a 10 second penalty was a lenient punishment for Hamilton, whilst also admitting that the Brit was to blame for the crash.

"Who was to blame? Lewis." he said when speaking to the Daily Mail.

"If the stewards needed to get involved then they should have given Lewis more than a 10 second penalty. It should have been 30 seconds." claimed the 90-year-old.

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