F1 title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton collided for the second time this season on the Italian Grand Prix, taking themselves out of the race within the course of.
The pair hit at Flip 1 after Hamilton had emerged from a pit cease, with Verstappen making an attempt to overhaul.
They’d already banged wheels on the opening lap, when Verstappen pressured Hamilton vast on the Roggia chicane.
After contact on Lap 27, Verstappen’s automotive bounced over Hamilton’s, hitting the Halo cockpit safety machine that covers the motive force’s head. Verstappen’s automotive got here to a relaxation on prime of Hamilton’s within the gravel entice.
After the race, the stewards declared Verstappen was the motive force “predominantly in charge”, handing him a three-place grid penalty for the subsequent race, the Russian Grand Prix.
Each drivers have been OK, with Verstappen climbing out first and strolling again to the Crimson Bull storage. Hamilton climbed out shortly afterward.
The collision will additional escalate the bitter rivalry between the 2 drivers, which appeared to have peaked at July’s British Grand Prix when Hamilton punted Verstappen out of the race whereas they fought for place on the Copse nook.
Their Monza incident will imply there isn’t a change within the title struggle, which Verstappen leads by simply 5 factors.