Romain Grosjean has criticized Lewis Hamilton’s driving during the first Friday practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Hamilton spun his Mercedes at Turn Three halfway through FP1 where his car slid back onto the track after a brief stint in the gravel and caused Grosjean to take avoiding action.

“I wasn’t very happy with Lewis’ behaviour on track today,” Grosjean said after Friday practice.

“He spun, he didn’t hit the brakes and he was reversing in the middle of the track. I was coming there so, to avoid it, I had to spin the car.”

The run-ins with the world champion didn’t end in the first practice session, as the Haas driver was again impeded by the Briton.

“And in FP2, again, he was doing some qualy run, he was going straight every lap in Turn 2 and then staying in the middle of the track  – I had a lot of Lewis around this morning.”

When asked if he would confront Hamilton about the incidents, Grosjean said he would if he had the chance because “we could have had quite a big crash this morning, and it’s not something you want [on the] first run in FP1.”

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