Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel took his second win of the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday to increase his lead in the championship over Hamilton to 17-points and the Mercedes driver is aware he can not fall further behind despite the Briton having overturned a 25-point deficit on his way to the title in 2017.
"In my opinion there was plenty of room for the both of us to go around that corner and to say "no action taken" is a bit harsh as I am now out of the race due to that contact on my left rear".
"I don't think it's justified to give us this kind of s*** question and making up a story out of nothing". I mean, I don't know what Lewis did.
'Do you think, comparing to football, if you have a microphone on a football player's mouth, that everything he says is a nice message when a guy tackles him and or fouls him?
Sitting beside Vettel, who he battled in an often-fiery 2017 campaign, Hamilton did not address the journalist's remarks directly but went on to accuse Verstappen of showing a lack of "respect".
Hamilton emerged unscathed but the collision punctured Verstappen's tyre which eventually damaged his gearbox and forced him to retire from the race.
Later in the press conference though, the German would take over a question posed by a Dutch reporter asking Hamilton directly about the term he used.
Hamilton was only fifth and fourth respectively in Friday's two practice sessions with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen setting the overall pace.
"I don't want them to talk to me all the time when they don't need to". It was a silly maneuver for himself, because he didn't finish the race.
Defending champion Hamilton was able to carry on, but as he watched the incident back on a television replay, the Brit labelled Verstappen, 20, a "d***head".
"My thoughts are already on the World Championship", the Mercedes driver told Sky F1.
"I was next to him - going in to the corner, I was ahead", he claimed.
"But I will do all I can to do something and get a result".