Red Bull ‘know Max was WRONG’ for his collision with Lewis Hamilton

Red Bull ‘know Max was WRONG’ for his collision with Lewis Hamilton


Mercedes’ trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin says Red Bull are blaming Lewis Hamilton for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix crash to guard Max Verstappen

Hamilton and Verstappen have been concerned in a critical accident on the Variante del Rettifilo in Monza. The British driver left the pit-lane on lap 26 of 52 and met Verstappen – who had dropped additional again following a gradual 11.1 second pit-stop.

The pair headed into Turn 1 side-by-side earlier than Verstappen drove over the kerb – inflicting his automotive to fly into the air and land on prime of Hamilton.  

Mercedes' trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin (left) says Red Bull are blaming Lewis Hamilton for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix crash to protect Max Verstappen

Mercedes’ trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin (left) says Red Bull are blaming Lewis Hamilton for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix crash to guard Max Verstappen 

The pair were involved in a serious accident at the Variante del Rettifilo in Monza (above)

 The pair have been concerned in a critical accident on the Variante del Rettifilo in Monza (above) 

The rear of the Red Bull automotive brushed excessive of Hamilton’s helmet – with the seven-time world champion crediting his halo for saving his life.  

Mercedes’ trackside engineering director Shovlin has since stated that Red Bull ‘know’ that Verstappen was within the ‘mistaken’ for the incident.  

‘You see Helmut and Christian weren’t attempting in charge Lewis. It sort of looks like they know Max was mistaken as they may attempt at each alternative to level out Lewis because the perpetrator,’ stated Shovlin to De Telegraaf

The Brit left the pit-lane on lap 26 and met Verstappen. They headed into Turn 1 side-by-side before Verstappen drove over the kerb - causing his car to fly into the air and land on Hamilton

The Brit left the pit-lane on lap 26 and met Verstappen. They headed into Turn 1 side-by-side earlier than Verstappen drove over the kerb – inflicting his automotive to fly into the air and land on Hamilton

The rear of the Red Bull car brushed over the top of Hamilton's helmet - with the seven-time world champion crediting his halo for saving his life (above)

The rear of the Red Bull automotive brushed excessive of Hamilton’s helmet – with the seven-time world champion crediting his halo for saving his life (above) 

Meanwhile, Mercedes workforce principal Toto Wolff shared his ideas – saying Verstappen had made a ‘tactical foul’ when he collided with Hamilton.    

Wolff instructed Sky Sports: ‘The stewards will determine who’s in charge. In soccer you’ll name it a tactical foul. He knew that if Lewis stays forward, then that’s the race win.

‘I do not wish to be a punter like a few of my colleagues wish to be. When you take a look at Turn 4 earlier within the race, [Lewis] backed out of it, but it surely was clear for Max [before the incident] it might find yourself in a crash. I’m certain the stewards will take a look at this correctly however incidents like it will proceed.

‘Maybe it must be one other excessive pace crash and find yourself with somebody on prime of somebody’s head once more [for things to change].’ 

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff (above) believes Verstappen made a 'tactical foul'

Red Bull's Christian Horner felt that Verstappen had 'earned the right to be given more space'

Mercedes workforce principal Toto Wolff (left) believes Verstappen made a ‘tactical foul’

They survived but Verstappen was given a three-place grid penalty and two penalty points

They survived however Verstappen was given a three-place grid penalty and two penalty factors

However, however, Red Bull boss Christian Horner felt that Verstappen had ‘earned the correct to be given extra space to work with’. 

He stated: ‘Max had the momentum and Lewis gave him sufficient house in flip one however our opinion could be that he did not give him sufficient in flip two.

‘Most essential factor at the moment is that the halo has carried out it is job as a result of it is an ungainly accident, thank God nobody was damage.

‘I feel Max had earned the correct to be given extra space to work with in flip two however I feel you would take a look at this as a racing incident.

‘To portion blame to 1 aspect or the opposite, I feel for this incident specifically that is very tough to do.

‘We had a human error within the pit cease – sadly I feel it was on the entrance proper, the wheel was carried out however sadly the automotive wasn’t launched. I do not suppose the gradual cease effected his judgement in any respect.’ 

Alpine F1 Team driver Fernando Alonso (above) also weighed in - saying the Monza crash was 'not a big deal' and that it was an 'unfortunate' racing incident

Alpine F1 Team driver Fernando Alonso (above) additionally weighed in – saying the Monza crash was ‘not an enormous deal’ and that it was an ‘unlucky’ racing incident

Fernando Alonso additionally weighed in – saying the Monza crash was ‘not an enormous deal’ and that it was an ‘unlucky’ racing incident. 

He additionally stated that crash didn’t evaluate to the extremity of their British GP conflict.

Alonso stated: ‘Well they’re there, the 2 champions, and they’re at all times preventing to the restrict.

‘It seems like an unlucky place, with the nook and the kerb the automotive jumps a bit, after which they contact. Tyre with tyre, and the rubber makes a automotive fly.

‘But it’s low pace, you understand, they go at 30 or 40 km/h, there isn’t any hazard, there’s nothing.

‘So I do not suppose it was an enormous deal. At Silverstone it most likely was, however this one it was only a racing incident.

Hamilton (above) controversially went on to win the race at Silverstone after the crash

Hamilton (above) controversially went on to win the race at Silverstone after the crash 

‘I feel Lewis tried to open up at Turn 1 to pressure Max to chop the nook. Max didn’t lower the nook, he stayed on the skin, however then it was not attainable to do Turn 2 on the within.

‘I feel they each … they each did what they needed to do.

‘You know, and sadly, they touched, as a result of… I noticed the replay of the beginning too, and Giovinazzi and Leclerc, they touched, in the identical method, and Stroll and Perez touched one another in the identical method in flip 1 and a couple of.

‘But they didn’t contact wheel to wheel, however tyre to tyre. So the identical didn’t occur. But it’s a very typical manoeuvre [in] Turn 1, Turn 2, they usually have been unfortunate [to] contact wheel to wheel.’ 

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