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Hulk hits K-Mag with a fresh one: 'Just a wannabe Verstappen!'

Nico Hulkenberg
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The main talking point after last Sunday's Hungarian GP was the on and off-track clash between Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen.

The Renault driver confronted his Haas counterpart after the race in the media pen, following what Hulkenberg  considered a dirty and unsportsmanlike move by Magnussen in the closing stages of the race.

On the receiving end of the German's bruising remarks, the Dane quipped back with a gallant 'Suck my balls, honey!'

The frenzy around the exchange practically supplanted anything else that had to do with the race, a craze which surprised Hulkenberg.

"I wish there were as many people talking about the race," he wrote in his column for Germany's Sport1 on Tuesday.

"At the moment we have different challenges in Formula 1 than the balls of a wannabe Verstappen.

"I'm not the kind of guy to curry favour with the public after the race, and I don't need to insult someone. If I have a problem with somebody, I go ahead and say what's on my mind.

"But the fans are happy about seeing a sport in which competition is being lived and somebody is speaking his mind. This is the fun thing about F1, especially with hot-headed sensitive people.

"With Kevin it's like having a little brother. You know he is not able to defend himself in any other way. Therefore, it's easy to take his remarks with a smile on your face."

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