Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collide in big British GP flashpoint with Red Bull out of race – .

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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collide in big British GP flashpoint with Red Bull out of race – .




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Max Verstappen hit the barriers after colliding with Lewis Hamilton in the first round of the British GP, resulting in a red flag

Max Verstappen hit the barriers after colliding with Lewis Hamilton in the first round of the British GP, resulting in a red flag

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s F1 title fight suffered its first major flash point after a collision in the first round of the British GP.

Hamilton continued the race, which was stopped and then restarted, but was ruled at fault by the stewards for the clash, with a 10-second penalty imposed before the Briton’s first pit stop. He was then second behind Charles Leclerc of Ferrari.

The impact sent the Red Bull flying through the gravel trap and a big impact with the barriers. Verstappen was able to get out of the car and drive away and was taken to the circuit medical center for mandatory checks given the magnitude of the impact.

Verstappen has since been taken to hospital for further precautionary checks.

F1’s governing body said in a statement: “The FIA ​​informs that following an incident at the FIA ​​Formula 1 British Grand Prix today, 07/18/21, the Driver of car # 33, Max Verstappen, was taken to a local hospital for further precautionary checks. “

The incident occurred at Copse as rivals battled for the lead, with Hamilton’s left front tire contacting the right rear of Verstappen’s.

The impact sent the Red Bull flying through the gravel trap and a big impact with the barriers. Verstappen was able to get out of the car and get out unharmed and was taken to the circuit medical center for mandatory checks given the magnitude of the impact.

The race was marked with a red flag and the incident was investigated by the stewards.

Both sides blamed each other, with Red Bull and Mercedes officials each making representations to FIA race director Michael Masi on the radio during the race suspension.

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Karun Chandhok was at SkyPad to take a closer look at this collision between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in the first round of the British GP

Karun Chandhok was at SkyPad to take a closer look at this collision between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in the first round of the British GP

Analyzing the incident on the SkyPad, Karun Chandhok said: “Lewis expected Max to retire, and Max expected Lewis to return.

“But they’re both racing drivers, and they’re both racing for the world championship.

“Max could have given Lewis more room, and Lewis could also have gone more on the curb on the right side.

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff pleaded for Lewis Hamilton's innocence to Michael Masi and the FIA ​​after Max Verstappen crash in the first round

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Mercedes boss Toto Wolff pleaded for Lewis Hamilton’s innocence to Michael Masi and the FIA ​​after Max Verstappen crash in the first round

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff pleaded for Lewis Hamilton’s innocence to Michael Masi and the FIA ​​after Max Verstappen crash in the first round

“If you ask me, they both could have done more. I would probably put it down to a racing incident. “

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