After the hiatus of a few days, the F1 will be back in action this weekend with the Russian Grand Prix. The 15th date of the calendar will be a new opportunity to experience the intense fight that Englishmen have for the title. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull).
The test of Sochi It will be the reunion of both after the episode they starred in the last Italian GP when they were on the side of the track after a touch in the first chicane of Monza.
To prevent this type of situation from happening again, the Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA) will have a talk with both before the official activity begins with the aim of calming the waters.
"There will be a conversation with the two", reported Alexander Wurz, holder of the GPDA, in Sky Sports F1. “They both have to mark their territory. This is the sport. Whether it's boxing, soccer or basketball, when two greats get together, those things happen "Said the former pilot when asked if he believed there might be a new incident among the applicants to the scepter.
“I have talked to both; they talk to each other and have great respect for each other. That's very good. But on the other hand, on the track, it's a 'we are here to fight, we are here to win the Formula 1 championship'. And it is that it is one of the most prestigious titles that you can have in the world of sport ", contextualized.
“Silverstone and Monza were race incidents… I hope the duels are fair. They have to fight because it is part of the game, but hopefully it will be with the respect that is needed… To get there first you have to finish, so you cannot allow too many accidents ”, Wurz concluded.
It is worth remembering that Verstappen was considered guilty of the Monza accident for which he was penalized with the loss of three positions in the starting grid of this Sunday's competition.