Hamilton vs Verstappen: Who was to blame? | British GP | The F1 Breakdown
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Today's race had an incredible Lap 1 battle, which was sadly ended in an incident. It was at high speed, in a very tricky corner. So let me break down the incident and give you my thoughts, as someone who has raced similar cars around this incredible track!

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  • Driver61

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    • noobsatwar 1
      noobsatwar 1

      Under f1 rules the car on the inside has the right to stay there so I'd say it was down to max they are the rules and both drivers know that . So I would put it down to max .

    • jun z8
      jun z8

      There are no rules saying that a driver MUST hit the Apex of the corner, they do to get maximum exit speed. To me was that Max tried to clip the Apex from the outside while fully aware of the fact that Lewis was alongside him.

    • blakasmurf

      @Gas Gas Gas He wasn't Lewis got all the way along side, and lifted once he realised Max was still turning in

    • blakasmurf

      Disagree, Max compromised Lewis' line so much into Copse he didn't have much choice but to miss, make a late apex or back out. Max turns into the corner like normal disregarding that Lewis' can't suddenly disappear. Max expected Lewis' to back out. Live by the sword moment...

    • Razzle1964

      @john doe Give it time, son. Give it time.

  • Stevie G Guitar
    Stevie G Guitar

    Racing incident. 50/50. They both could have driven differently.

  • Charlie Schriner
    Charlie Schriner

    In any type of racing! It's the responsibility of the following car to give up the line!!!! Should have pulled Hamilton's points and podium! I firmly believe that they should let these teams race aggressively but this was rookie mistake by a world champion.

  • Simon van Ophem
    Simon van Ophem

    It's always the car in front in the corner who has the advantage there was room for lewis

  • Dogued

    The only comment I would make on this video is that Hamilton's apex was NEVER the "natural line" over the entire weekend. He avoided the curb from FP1 to the final lap, so why would you think that he was aiming or wanting to get on the curb? As a racer yourself, you know that some drivers have their own line because it suits their style or car requirements, especially when battling with a rival.

  • TOTV13

    People suggesting that somehow Max has been crashed off the track on purpose, how does that happen? The result of a touch like this could see many different scenarios which could have resulted in either, both or neither cars going off the track or losing body parts, this scenario has been played out several time and only ever favours the driver leading the championship, never the chasing driver, were it the last race of the season with Hamilton needing to finish in front of Max then perhaps, but there's no way Hamilton could have afforded to risk ramming Max, there's no contact that will guarantee one car staying on and the other going off.

  • Grace Akatch
    Grace Akatch

    No mistake by Hamilton. Can't believe this analysis. There is no obligation to hit the apex. Even after contact Lewis made the corner. The trouble here is you assuming Lewis should have used a certain line.

  • Strider

    Since when does any driver expect his competitors to be on a 'perfect line'. Its racing for F sake. Next you'll be advocating for bumpers around the cars or those little curb finders of the cars of the '50. In reality, it was a racing incident. RB is making a mountain out a mole hill. Ridicules. And I don't want to play the race card but, had it not been Hamilton would all this rhetoric be flying around. I think not. Let's face it, it's a white mans sport.

  • f c
    f c

    Total BS, mate. Clearly Hamilton's car did not go towards the outside of the curve before the collision. The car that produced the collision was definitely Verstappen's. His back wheel came both from behind and from left to right towards Lewis's car. Being the inside drivers does not mean you have to get out of the way of an exterior car bumping into you.

  • Steinus

    Your taking the physiology of Verstapen out of the equation, he’s a very aggressive driver be it attack or defence. He had the choice of lift and lose the place or turn in and crash! I’m sick of comments claiming he should have done this or that, but if you want to see F1 progress into a future then you can’t take racing incidents like this too seriously! No one will overtake and the sport will die! It’s already on it’s last legs!

  • Patrick J
    Patrick J

    Well sir I watch the race also noticed that Hamilton went into the corner the same way just about every lap I think it was just a racing incident they’re both racecar drivers and they’re going to be aggressive if you’re not going to be aggressive you don’t need to be there

  • Darryl Joyner
    Darryl Joyner

    Lewis's front axle was beyond the middle of Max's car. Is that not substantially alongside? Check the FIA regulations.

  • Johno Queensland
    Johno Queensland

    Racing incident .. there was a gap .. it’s called racing.

  • Damin Daling
    Damin Daling

    As a new F1 fan I don't pretend to know the overtake rules. My take is that Lewis should not have tried the inside considering the understeer he had two corners previous. However, it was Max who made the biggest, most costly error. The agressiveness of both drivers validates how important the clean air at the front is. And, Leclerc leading 50 laps was fantastic. I pray that Max does not have any lingering health issues from the high G impact. Right now he has the better car and is driving it supurbly.

    • Damin Daling
      Damin Daling

      BTW, as a new fan, why is there still a GP in Morocco? So boring.

  • A W
    A W

    I disagree with your analysis...its too subjective.

  • mission772

    Lewis dive bombed Max like you see in iracing.

  • Kiting K1tty
    Kiting K1tty

    Almost 4k dislikes lmao

  • Shammer 007
    Shammer 007

    Just a racing incident

  • Curt Cour de Lion
    Curt Cour de Lion

    Lewis Hamilton - one of the most humble, sympathetic, self-reflecting, loved, fair, intelligent and racist racing drivers of all time.

  • Dave T
    Dave T

    I fully agree with your analysis of the accident, and it probably aligns pretty well with how the race stewards looked at it. However, I think the stewards were soft on Lewis: The level of risk/personal jeopardy is extreme in high speed corners like Copse. This accident could have killed someone and obviously it trashed the RedBull. (Over $1M in damage) A 10 second stop/go in the pits with no ability for Mercedes to service Hamilton's car would have been more appropriate given the level of jeopardy and the fact that Lewis came in so hot he had absolutely no hope of hitting the apex.

  • Stig10001

    I'm sorry but just no. To say that Verstappen turned to put the car imagining Hamilton to be on the apex is in itself disproved by the view from Verstappens on board. He started to turn, Hamilton pulls alonhgside, Verstappen backs out from the turn and straightens, and then he chops right over to the right. The trajectory that his car would have gone would have been exactly on the apex - *he would have been exactly where Hamilton would have been had Hamilton hit the apex.* In other words, there would still have been an accident - Verstappen would have hit Hamilton. In other words, he'd doing the same as he's always done - either barges the other driver off, or sends out the message "either you back off, or there's going to be a big accident" This has been coming for years with the way Verstappn drives. Both at fault, therefore racing incident.

  • Paul Incao
    Paul Incao

    Excellent Analysis

  • Keith Wilmot
    Keith Wilmot

    I wonder would all the far left snow ❄️ protect and defend Hamilton if he wasent.british no

  • BangtidyVideos

    I think Max may give Hamilton some accidental payback sometime later this season since you only get 10 second penalty for ending a title contenders race.

  • Dohc SMR
    Dohc SMR

    This entire episode is typical F1 drama and hypocrisy. If there is a wreck in F1 why must there be “who is at fault? Driving the most advance racing cars at insane speeds with 2 peacocks wanting to impose there will upon each other and someone gets wrecked. Overtaking has almost been entirely eliminated by aerodynamic engineering making most of there concern after down force is to disrupt the air behind the car. Max had the pass. Louis did not lift and dump him. No damage to Louis car. He received a 10 second penalty. Simple. B.S. call. Otherwise remove all aero and put the racing back into the drivers hands. Let the spectators see who the best driver is not who has the most money, cleverest engineers and who is in favor of the marshals. This is a sport not a game. You take the danger out of wrecking an opponent this will only encourage this type of ignorant move. Insanity definition is doing the same thing continuously and expecting a different result.

  • Thias Johannesen
    Thias Johannesen

    All the crying lol Jesus. Hamilton is Senna and Schumacher class. Max is still nobby.

  • Henrik Stedt
    Henrik Stedt

    My personal opinion is that it was close to race incident but maybe Lewis should have realized what was going to happen. I guess it was a bit of payback too. Anyway Lewis got his penalty and now Verstappen will know that Lewis is not always be the nice guy.

  • Bourbon Young
    Bourbon Young

    Lewis. 100%

  • Ádám Ozsváth
    Ádám Ozsváth

    It's good to hear it from a driver. I thought Hamilton was to brave to this turn. After the replay I said, Max was in front of Hamilton enough to have the corner. I think it's totally Hamilton's mistake. Let's be honest, the penalty wasn't correct enough because of the WC and danger. We saw the impact and the damage. I'm glad the car just slided and not flew in the air.

  • Jon Lilja
    Jon Lilja


  • Clive Kewley
    Clive Kewley

    They showed you Maxes steering wheel movements seconds before impact why not Hamiltons ??

  • Edgar Wee
    Edgar Wee

    well said !

  • Wes Davis
    Wes Davis

    No, Lewis isn't to blame. Max is a psychopath, and I hope it rang his bell, and taught him a lesson. I'm tired of bullying being misconstrued as talent.

  • hardi setyono
    hardi setyono

    brutal race in history f1

  • mikea hiooi
    mikea hiooi

    A driver with tons of experience knows very well what will happen taking that line. With bias commentator in the sideline.

  • edward toner
    edward toner

    This is Bullshite . Its always a fight and Hamilton Won .

    • mikea hiooi
      mikea hiooi

      this is the proper penalty, then WHAT IN THE F*CK should the penalty have been when Verstappen intentionally punted Leclerc off the track in 2019??!?!? Perhaps he should

  • simon harris
    simon harris

    Can someone tell me just one occasion that Max has been in a tight situation and lifted? No response to Lewis’s comments about persistent over aggression? Would it be safe if all driver were aggressive as Max? There is a little context here that needs to be explained.

  • Keith Greenhalgh
    Keith Greenhalgh

    You are so wrong .... Check the FIA rules on overtaking.

  • Boogie wit da hoodie
    Boogie wit da hoodie

    i agree 100%

  • Shahul Usman
    Shahul Usman

    I mean did you mention from max point of view? he move his wheel twice over and seemed to be trying to push Lewis off the right side.. Lewis was alongside and was eventually behind but he was close enough.. It's racing and a racing incident.. I cannot fault either but both could have done different

  • Mmsacruzzz

    Tribal fans are the worst

  • Kok Hua Lim
    Kok Hua Lim

    The penalty is a joke

  • BigMic69

    One key ingredient: Some have mentioned the amount of space that each driver may or may not have had. But after watching the replay's several times I noticed that Max (being the great driver that he is) kept Lewis pinned down until the very last moment. And when he did swing wide to have a better entry into the corner, he did it at the very last moment so that Lewis wouldn't have much of a chance as well, that late into the corner. It was so late that by the time Max himself had drifted out, he immediately started turning for the corner. That is when he had to readjust his steering input. Lewis had even less time to improve his arc, but he tried. It really was remarkable, I can only imagine what kind of reflexes & eye sight that would take to pull such a maneuver off. Now as we witnessed, Lewis didn't quite pull it off completely, but he's not fully to blame. By the time Lewis drifted out he also immediately start turning for the corner and missed the apex by the amount we've seen. Max basically set that all up though (referring to that particular corner). If he would've raced fair and gave Lewis enough room within enough time, I'm almost certain that Lewis would've raced him fair. But that's not what happened. Max assumed that Lewis was going to continually back out of it. Lolol...Senna was Hamilton's favorite so he knows the game and has seen the video (probably)... IJS And in closing, any other driver on the grid would've played that a little differently.

  • Daniel Elyard
    Daniel Elyard

    Absolutely spot on that was, perfect analysis right there.

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  • racepnd

    Why no replays kind of boring without

  • 1pr007

    Yeah I think I'll take the opinion of driverF1 Jolyon Palmer not driver61 thank you very much, racing incident!

  • Quinton

    Lewis Hamilton Max Verstappen Silverstone Grand Prix 2021- Final Draft The Framework of the sport has been breached and it steps into a criminal act and as such, given it's gravity, attempted murder charge's should be leveled against lewis. The evidence show's Lewis intentionally , for a moment, imperceptible to the untrained eye turned his wheel into Max's rear right in a classic pincer move to kick him to the curb, and blame it on understeer , and so it was. At the precise moment Max calculated & cleared the challenge, and the challenger obligated to give way, Lewis broke his line for a split second & bumped his wheel. The result was instant with serious damage to the engine meaning penalty points to Red bull if they put in a new engine. Lewis is experienced enough to navigate Copse corner AND commit the crime without being noticed or so he thought. Given all his racial gripes and street fighter stance which he openly admits to and the false notion that Redbull added extra power to their engine ,probable cause set in mentally and took a grip on him over the weeks which resulted in Lewis's subconscious mind ,calculating the move with precision to commit Murder in a pivotal race that would lead up to him entering the History books should he take the championship. Consequently, in his quest for the 'Best in History' title, the opposite happened & the dubious honour now bestowed on the only black driver to get this far, is, worst F1 driver in history. All this at a time when England lose the Euro Cup to Italy after a 55yr absence of the tournament on home soil. Britain was desperate for any sort of victory and a champion to celebrate. Lewis being well aware of this heeded the call silently to give the fans what they wanted at ANY cost, leaving it to his brain to craft his wicked deed and leaving Max in Hospital to watch him unceremoniously wave the British flag overdosing on the poisonous applause on home soil. Lewis will be remembered for all the wrong reasons on the wrong side of history. Helmut Marko bringing in legal advisor's , was quick thinking and a wise move, as he sensed the act of criminality firmly entrenched in Lewis. Christian Horner and Dr Helmut Marko are the people to watch as this saga unfolds. Toto Wolf is mesmerized by a looming championship victory for Mercedes Benz, the Nuovo Riche of Formula 1. His opinion cannot be counted for much with his clouded vision and his ability to lobby the steward's at Silverstone, brushing off Horner's initial concerns immediately after the accident. The sport is constantly evolving and as such, criminal intent CANNOT be ruled out as the driver's fight for the championship title and more so an historic championship looming for Constructor and driver. The Steward's ruled instantly with a 10 second penalty as is procedure and albeit the mildest penalty under such catastrophic events, it is further warranted and rightly so at the behest of Dr Helmut Marko that legal advisor's probe into the accident. It's my firm hope that the FIA ,F1 and Redbull legal team come to the same conclusion I have and press charges. Attempted Murder is a bold claim , but when analysing the footage, history , personality clashes, psyche and competitive edge of Lewis Hamilton measured against Max Verstappen, it is plausible and cannot be ruled out and should have it's merits tested in a criminal court. Having said that , this event sets a precedent for the framework of the sport having been breached by a person who stands on the precipice of Greatest of all time and willing to kill for it. The FIA , F1, industry experts and legal system needs to be stretched to it's limits to ascertain the truth to remind Future Great athletes that there are boundaries in attaining Great achievements. Lewis is firmly at fault, that is my assessment of the matter. Quinton Padayachee ©

  • Thomas Lynch
    Thomas Lynch

    leclrec gave the right amount of space max didn't ham should have Calc the tires. both drivers could have done more so racing incident...simple

  • Horyzen Gaming
    Horyzen Gaming

    When you squeeze someone on the inside you know they will not hit the apex so have to give them room for a wider apex. Simple rule that all good drivers know. Lewis thought max would know this but max did not and max made contact with Hamilton by giving no space for the wider apex. So yes it was Max fault 100%. Also the switchback would of been the best situation for max but his arrogance got the better of him. He will learn from this that is for sure.

  • GTI8855

    Lewis should have been given a stop-and-go penalty.

  • Pugpugba VRhulu
    Pugpugba VRhulu

    it is clear that all the dislikes are fro mercedes fans

  • theINQBS

    Are you on crack dude? I guess the fact that Max lacked ALL spatial awareness and cut across Hamilton is of no significance here. SMH And Max was far further away from the apex than Hamilton and braked later so if Hamilton wasn't making the apex, CERTAINLY Max wasn't making it either. YES Hamilton carried speed into the corner, but YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER it was in accordance with max's speed into the same corner at the same time, AND the fact Lewis IS the latest broker in all of F1, and Max continued to brake well after he needed to and THEN cut in on Hamilton whom he'd seen was 80% alongside and STILL tried to put the squeeze on Hamilton and as such, it is Verstappen's fault as he purposely CROWDED the attacking driver. Since it seems you and so many here are oblivious to the actual rule… 20.4 Any driver defending his position on a straight, and before any braking area, may use the full width of the track during his first move, provided no significant portion of the car attempting to pass is alongside his. For the avoidance of doubt, if any part of the front wing of the car attempting to pass is alongside the rear wheel of the car in front this will be deemed to be a 'significant portion'. 20.5 Manoeuvres liable to hinder other drivers, such as deliberate crowding of a car beyond the edge of the track or any other abnormal change of direction, ARE NOT PERMITTED. Max was clearly at fault according to these rules and the penalty was a joke in the sense that the offending driver crashed out, so let's penalize the guy who luckily was able to continue? If this is the proper penalty, then WHAT IN THE F*CK should the penalty have been when Verstappen intentionally punted Leclerc off the track in 2019??!?!? Perhaps he should be banned from racing altogether since after all, his move on Leclerc was purposeful & pre-meditated. What a bunch of misinformed hypocrites! After this I will NEVER watch anything you post! What a joke this is.

    • 1pr007

      Totally Agreed, Yeah I think I'll take the opinion of driverF1 Jolyon Palmer not driver61 thank you very much, racing incident!

  • Google Account
    Google Account

    I call this 80% Lewis 20% Max

  • Carl Slagle
    Carl Slagle

    Sorry mate. but I gave you a thumbs down on this one. Not because I disagree with your conclusions but that your visual evidence, the photos on the screen we are seeing, are irrelevant to the point you're making. If the visual shots we are given are supposed to substantiate and be the evidence of the validity of your arguments, you missed an opportunity to make your case. And it didn't happen. Better luck next time.

  • Vinh Huynh
    Vinh Huynh

    I can’t stand Hamilton, but I’ve watched it so many times and chalk it up to race incident. Lewis’ front axle was already passed the midway point of Max’s chassis so Lewis was significantly along side him, he could make the turn successfully on his current line (and did), while having to give max enough space to complete his line. Watching it Max turned in on his line and did not maintain it. According to FIA rules, there should have been no penalty.

  • Thugger 005
    Thugger 005

    Ok Lewis is aggro 1 time and Max turns into him, thats what i saw but who cares

  • James Mac
    James Mac

    Mercedes contends that FIA rules for overtaking in a corner require only two elements - that the overtaking car be substantially alongside and that the car be able to complete the corner. They further contend that Hamilton's front wheels were ahead of the midpoint of Verstappen's car which satisfies the alongside requirement, and Hamilton not only could complete the corner, but did complete the corner, even after contact. There is no requirement to clip the apex. They further contend that having met those requirements, no penalty should have been assessed. Just pointing out their case.

  • Collard Greens
    Collard Greens

    Better for Max to walk away with 2nd place than no place at all. Sometimes you have to be weary of over eager moves like the one Lewis pulled, but verstappen has a history of over defending lines so I wasn't at all surprised at seeing them make contact. Lol Was inevitable, likely more drama to come as well.

  • Canadian Bacon
    Canadian Bacon

    Lewis was 100% at fault. He was never going to make the pass and should have lifted. Red Bull should send Mercedes the 1.8 Million dollar bill. Lewis should have been DQ'd. F1 could still do that.

    • 1pr007

      @Canadian Bacon That's not what happened.... Both drivers could have left more room, this was a racing incident Jolyon Palmer gave his analysis that came to the conclusion that LH could have been tighter to the apex and MV turned in too early Lewis got alongside before Copse so he deserved to attack the bend... Aston Martin team boss, " if that isn't a racing incident then I don't know what is, Max could have turned in later and Lewis could have been closer to the apex" Alonso Hakkinen & Brundell.... Hamilton was far enough into the corner to expect more space fron Verstappen, Leclerc immediately behind said the same www.racefans.net/2021/07/19/alonso-leclerc-and-bottas-consider-hamilton-verstappen-crash-a-racing-incident/

    • Canadian Bacon
      Canadian Bacon

      @1pr007This just opens the door for everyone to race dirty like Lewis did. He couldn't hold his line and should have let off. You can't just drive yourself into an obvious collision

    • 1pr007

      @Canadian Bacon Why do you think he got nothing more than a 10 second penalty Both drivers could have left more room, the penalty was probably 10 seconds because deep down they saw nothing but a racing incident but with MV out the race they felt they had no choice, they had every opportunity to give a harsher penalty but they didn't

    • Canadian Bacon
      Canadian Bacon

      @1pr007 Yeah well the track officials seem to agree with me on this one except for what the penalty was.

    • 1pr007

      Canadian Bacon, complete BS


    Seems like a very one sided point of view

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      Medjay Rod


  • Brian_OR97

    finally someone which isnt biased like Sky Presenters, who speaks sense.

    • Beren Gamble
      Beren Gamble

      Did you not hear Jenson button? This video is exactly what he said.

  • Gary Wait
    Gary Wait

    Great video definitely agree 👍only thing you forgot to mention was Lewis had a lot more speed with getting maxes slip then he definitely didn't take all the variables of what was going to happen making a narrow entry at high speed . For a 7 time champ bimbos a amateur and desperate maneuver

  • Simonhutch uk
    Simonhutch uk

    Positioned absolutely perfectly turn 3/4, didn’t max go off the track outside of turn 3 to keep the position?

  • DT

    PERFECT analysis!

  • ItsGianniskos

    In my opinion it was Lewis fault because i think he was too confident that he would overtake max and he didn't brake on time

  • Tj Willms
    Tj Willms

    Either one could have backed off, neither did. They are racing drivers and with that comes inherent risk. Max got the worst of it this time. But we all have a for real title fight to watch and it should be grand, despite the whining noises coming from the red-bull garages.

  • Pablito Paul
    Pablito Paul

    I think that the only thing Max failed to realize was that he had the f*****g Lewis Hamilton on the inside, who threw himself with all the championships on. If Max would have let him pass, maybe, he would have had better traction to scissor him.

  • Mouse Killaz
    Mouse Killaz

    Lewis is master of car control ...he planned it

  • reffoelcnu alouncelal
    reffoelcnu alouncelal

    Without the modern cockpit in a F1 car he wouldn’t have come out of that shunt so lightly, When you see the spectators video it’s amazing he just walked out

  • Pat Peterson
    Pat Peterson

    Verstappen........ got a taste of his own medicine and his own driving tactics of what he has done to other drivers in the past ....

  • Mo Aljalahma
    Mo Aljalahma

    Totally agree why all the fuss about it it’s so clear Hamilton knows that he will not pass max from there so at that point should’ve slowed down

    • Deezel Kane
      Deezel Kane

      max shouldve known that if they were to touch at copse, then he would be the one to eat dirt- but max being max, thinks he owns every piece of the track. That kid learnt a valuable lesson on sunday. Self preservation.

  • Eddie

    I wanted anyone but Mercedes to win this year's Championship until I've had to constantly listen to the whining from RB about what to all intents and purposes was a racing incident. Lewis has been letting Max take all the 50/50s until this point in the season, but realising now that the RB was going to remain the faster car for the whole season and being his home GP, he decided to get his elbows out and it worked out. If Max doesn't ever want to back off in 50/50 situations then why should the other driver. Game on now and I don't mind now if the Mercs win as long as that whining Horner and Marco are shut up!

  • Bob Rose
    Bob Rose

    Disagree, if you can't force a manoeuvre when you're virtually level, when can you. Everyone if forgetting this is a race, and not a set of "PC" procedures. If not it will once again become a sad case of the first off the line is the winner... yawn!

  • JK Gaming
    JK Gaming

    A lot of people think that only Max fanboys think that Hamilton should have got a bigger penalty, but think that should have been a stop & go penalty

  • Arun Kumar
    Arun Kumar

    Ha ha trying to save that Crashtappen kid and collect more fans with this little sympathy stories my blaming Lewis. 🤝👏 Good move amateurs 😂

  • Sung Shin
    Sung Shin

    Max to be blamed. He made a mistake for going outside. He should have protected the inside at all cost. Dumbass!

  • Danny Sedney
    Danny Sedney

    I thought Lewis was next to max on the inside, then backed off but then Max just came in. No expert but I'd blame Max for pushing his luck.

  • Ducati Kozak
    Ducati Kozak

    But how do you defend the actual FIA rules, which at no time obligate Lewis to hit the apex? As long was Lewis was sufficiently alongside Max and not out of control, he had every right to take that corner. And don't equate understeer with out of control, every driver manages understeer.

  • miko foin
    miko foin

    Very big word there...."EXPECTING" naaaaaah, Max expecting Lewis to...naaaah!

  • Jonathan Law
    Jonathan Law

    Lost credibility with me when he said Lewis would want the car on the kerb, Lewis hadn't been on the kerb all weekend

    • 1pr007

      @Jonathan Law, Totally Agreed, Yeah I think I'll take the opinion of driverF1 Jolyon Palmer not driver61 thank you very much, racing incident!

    • Jonathan Law
      Jonathan Law

      @miko foin never said they didn't, it was a racing incident, you just can't blame lewis for missing the apex that you think he should have been on when he was putting the car where he did all weekend

    • miko foin
      miko foin

      You tweaking if u think two driver didn’t have almost equal parts to the crash: lol

  • Lvlaukwitz

    He's been driving a spaceship for 7 years. Now the red bull is within half a second (with a better driver) he's resorted to punting. Most overrated driver of all time. A fraud flattered by 7 years in a spaceship.

  • M. Leonel
    M. Leonel

    I'm not sure even Hamilton steered more the contact would be avoided, because he gone for the overtaking and Verstappen closed the gate. It looks like it would be just different parts touching. I think 2 things made Hamilton take this decision: 1) He knew that was the only chance to win the race and still be a contender the the championship, due what he saw in the sprint race. 2) Verstappen is bully on the track that behave like Hamilton did in the British GP and always expect that the other drivers avoid the crash and he thounght "not this time". (Here's a good compilation of this behavior: uzmilk.info/number/o9F30ImfnZl5Zr0/video.html)

  • Pete G
    Pete G

    I f you drive so aggressively as Max always does then ultimately the odds are that you will at some time come a cropper - this time he did so stop all the whinging.

  • Gavin Carter
    Gavin Carter

    To quote the GOAT “If you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver.” - Ayrton Senna Lewis went for the gap! Both drivers on the limit and in a split second what happened happened, just a racing incident. The animosity after the incident is not needed, it’s just down to both drivers and teams desperately wanting to win.

  • Lukas w.
    Lukas w.

    Why is this fault punished by 10 seconds and not with a disqualification or some compensation for the car?

  • TheZipeedoo

    Didn't Verstappen do exactly the same thing to Vettel in China 2018? And after the race, Verstappen pretty much told Vettel to bugger off, it's just a racing incident, etc. My opinion: Hamilton had his car positioned far enough forward that it was incumbent on Verstappen to not drive into him.

  • Peter VAN DEN BERG
    Peter VAN DEN BERG

    If your not going for a gap your not a racer. But whas it smart to do it in that corner. Doing 280 km/h. Its more a rookie action. What pised me off the most is that lewis just partyed like he dind't just put some one in hospital. If that griped some gravel he would still be spining. And maybe badly hurt. Not befitting a g.o.a.t

  • Martin Waltham
    Martin Waltham

    Are we making new rules up here? When does the car on the inside have to make the apex and take natural racing line? Does that mean every "block pass" should be penalised?

    • TOTV13

      Absolutely, why are we assuming that Hamilton was required to take the perfect racing line, Max was elsewhere on the track, so he certainly wasn't on it

    • Gary Wait
      Gary Wait

      No m8 just means u are either far enough in front to comprise and hold out the car on outside but if u have not got enough car if front and u may be running side by side its nice 2 try give the driver u are driving against some room and know u are never faster taking a inside entry so speed has to drop more to make it work . Lewis never backed off enough causing his car to understeer dramatically into max end of story 🙄

  • German Sorba
    German Sorba

    It is ridiculous from Hamilton to say that he didn't have enough space when there is space to his right to put another F1 car there. Then the penalty, which is absurd. In my country the penalty depends on the damage caused; if you make another driver to lose positions; you are pushed behind him; if you make another driver to exit the race, you are black flagged, I think it is more fair than 10 seconds

  • Olivier Riviere
    Olivier Riviere

    Hamilton did a mistake and was rewarded with victory. Life is so unfair ... and the 10 second penalty looks like a bloody joke. Reminds me of some English referees in Rugby ...

  • John Edwards
    John Edwards

    Fair points, but I don't think Max gave any margin, he literally put his race in Hamilton's hands, so its on him for me. Hamilton always had overspeed and was on the dirty side of the track so running wide there was always a likelihood.

  • Peter Welp
    Peter Welp

    Hamiltons a bad driver under pressure make to much mistakes.

  • Diet_Crack

    I also think Lewis was getting too testy on the first lap - he was trying so desperately to get ahead but Max would come back after his moves and pull something off just as good to get back in front. At the end of the day as you said, if you understeer and ram someone, it's totally on you no buts and no ifs. Everyone who is saying max should've gone wider doesn't understand how that corner even looks or drives in reality, the exit is a kink back to the right before the entry into the Maggots and Beckett's complex, your exit is on the left side before slightly adjusting to the right for the left entry that follows. Lewis was always going to be coming across at that speed even if they didn't make contact mid corner. Max had track position and was defending, he is in the right to do this and like in road driving, if you're the one behind and cause an accident, you're at fault. I'm really tired of hearing excuses being made for Hamilton, just admit that he's human and made a mistake. The cheering and gloating while Max was sent to hospital was also not on, no admission of responsibility from Mercedes is pretty pathetic.

  • Vampy Peanut
    Vampy Peanut

    Here’s a link for anyone actually caring for what happen instead of hearing some bone head bias opinion 👇 uzmilk.info/number/a8-huJ6uYmasZak/video.html

  • D Harper
    D Harper

    C'mon who really cares lets move on

  • Vampy Peanut
    Vampy Peanut

    You tweaking if u think two driver didn’t have almost equal parts to the crash: lol

  • Vampy Peanut
    Vampy Peanut

    Disagreed with this statement period! Your deff getting this wrong! THERE ARE VIDEO OF THE ENTIRE THING MODELED IN SLOW MOTION!