The incident happened at the start of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Verstappen claimed pole position for Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix but was unimpressed with the officials.
Sergio Perez took a surprise pole position, with Charles Leclerc’s late crash resulting in a red flag to leave Max Verstappen down in ninth.
Hamilton’s F1 future remains in the spotlight with no apparent development on an extension to his contract which expires at the end of the year.
The Ferrari great has not been seen in public since he suffered a serious brain injury in a skiing accident on a family holiday in the French Alps in December 2013.
The shortened-race format was first introduced at three rounds in 2021, and has been doubled to six for this year.
Hamilton’s £40million-a-year contract with the Silver Arrows expires at the end of the season.
The Frenchman cheated death after his Haas penetrated a steel barrier at 137mph, split in two and burst into flames.
The 61-year-old Emirati’s decision comes after a number of controversial weeks at the helm of world motorsport.
The new deal, which comes into force with the sport’s 2026 change in engine regulations, was confirmed at Red Bull’s season launch in New York.
Frenchman Vassuer, 54, has been charged with ending Ferrari’s championship drought which stretches back to 2007.
The F1 presenter said she is ‘desperate’ to make a full recovery and return to work.
Vasseur had been with Alfa Romeo since 2017.
The sprints will be staged in Azerbaijan, Qatar, Austria, Brazil, Austin in the USA and Spa in Belgium.
The race in Shanghai was due to take place on April 16.