Some voices said that there was no need to create multiple sides by making such comments on social media.
As both Hamilton and Verstappen fought for position midway through the race, their cars came together in a move that could have seriously injured Hamilton.
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the second practice for the Italian Grand Prix ahead of the return of the sprint later Saturday.
Verstappen won the Netherlands Grand Prix on September 5 to move three points ahead of seven-time world champion Hamilton but the lead could again change hands at this weekend’s Italian GP.
Hamilton is chasing an eighth F1 title to move one ahead of Michael Schumacher and stand alone among F1 greats.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen led the third and final practice for the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday.
Hamilton was targeted following the Mercedes driver's crash with rival Max Verstappen on the opening lap of Sunday's British Grand Prix.
British GP: Lewis Hamilton subjected to racist abuse on social media after collision with Max Verstappen
Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen had accused Mercedes' driver Lewis Hamilton of disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen has accused Mercedes' driver, Lewis Hamilton of disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Red Bull's Verstappen, who is bidding for a fourth straight win, was 0.779 seconds ahead of Mclaren's Lando Norris and 0.780 quicker than Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during Friday's practice.
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will continue their immensely successful partnership in Formula 1 beyond the ongoing season.
Verstappen has won three of the last four races, and only a tire issue when leading in Azerbaijan prevented him from making it four.
Red Bull's Sergio Perez sneaked past a dejected Valtteri Bottas to take third place and strengthen Red Bull's lead in the constructors' championship.
Valtteri Bottas overcame a poor start to top the first practice session ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the French GP.
Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team were well beaten in both Monte Carlo and Baku.