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Hamilton and Verstappen were able to avoid the accident

The 2021 Italian Grand Prix was marked in the fight for the drivers’ championship by the incident between the two contenders; Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, both eliminated after trying to cross the first chicane side by side.

The pilot of Mercedes and Red Bull had completed their first and only pit stop, with both losing seconds due to missed stops. Hamilton left the pit line and immediately launched himself into the trajectory to tackle the first corners of the track, this while Verstappen tried to keep the advantage over the seven-time world champion.

The fight between the two led to contact with him Red Bull finishing on top of the Mercedes and with a dramatic image as the RB16B’s right rear tire brushed against Hamilton’s case.

Both drivers were summoned after the competition by the stewards and it was determined that the Dutchman bore the blame for the accident for which he received a three-position penalty on the grid for the Russian Grand Prix.

For the sporting boss of Formula 1, Ross Brawn, what happened at Monza could have been prevented, but it also showed the intense fight between Verstappen and Hamilton for the world championship.

“The fans will be divided, that’s for sure. It is clear that both pilots could have avoided it ”, expressed Brawn in his traditional column for the web of the Formula 1 after each race.

“Ultimately, I think it’s another consequence of two drivers clashing and not wanting to give one iota. It’s a shame they ended up on the gravel because it could have been a great race, and we were deprived of it. “

This was the second high-consequence incident between the two pilots; the first was sparked at Silverstone when Verstappen was drawn at Copse at high speed after being touched by Hamilton.

After two impacts, Brawn does not believe that there will be a change in the dynamics of the fight for the title, but hopes that everything will be resolved on the track and it will not be necessary to resort to the stewards as has already happened in other resolutions in the past such as the duel Ayrton Senna-Alain Prost o Michael Schumacher-Jacques Villeneuve.

“I’m interested to see what impact this has on his current title battle. We have already experienced Silverstone, which was an important and controversial incident ”.

“Personally, I would not say that the dynamic has changed. Right now you have two roosters in the corral and we are seeing the consequence of that ”.

“I do not think that either of them will back down at any time in the remainder of the year, but I hope that the championship will be won on the track and not at the barriers or in the stewards’ room,” concluded the manager.

GALLERY: The accident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen

Crash of Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12 and Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B,

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