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Title rivals trade barbs before Sochi showdown

Sep.24 Max Verstappen has lashed out at title rival Lewis Hamilton in the wake of their Monza crash, accusing the Mercedes driver of hypocrisy and denying he feels under pressure. Seven time world champion Hamilton kicked off his pursuit of the Red Bull driver's championship lead at Sochi by claiming Verstappen may be crumbling under the pressure of their intense title battle. 'Obviously he won't admit to it,' Hamilton said. 'I'm just saying I remember my first one was difficult. It was intense. 'I didn't always handle it the best.' Verstappen, just 5 points ahead of Hamilton, hit back at Hamilton's assumptions about how he is handling the pressure. 'I'm so nervous I can't sleep. It's so...
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