La F1 shared new images of the shocking accident between Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Max Verstappen (Red Bull) during the Italian Grand Prix. The on-board camera, located at the front of the Englishman's vehicle, It shows how close the multiple champion came to death.
In this new angle you can see how the tire of the Dutchman's vehicle hit Hamilton on the head, who was unharmed because the Halo which is in the upper part of the passenger compartment of the F.1 supported the weight of the other car for a fraction of seconds.
The Red Bull "mounted" on top of the Mercedes when both drivers disputed the position on lap 26. The incident occurred on the first chicane of the track of Monza.
“I did the right thing, Hamilton pushed me out under braking and kept pushing against the curb at the corner. It's a shame, but racing is like that. We always try to fight, but everyone has to collaborate on the curves. Today was not this collaboration ", Vertappen said.
Less analytical was Hamilton: “I gave him space, evidently he lost control and flew over me. He was opportunistic, he knew we would meet like this. Now I feel a strong pain in the neck ”.
The race authorities determined that Verstappen was responsible for the maneuver and should start the Russian Grand Prix, next race of the year, three positions behind the position that it registers in the classification.
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