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Verstappen and Hamilton ride it back in Monza

The two leaders of the World Cup Formula 1 returned to be the protagonists of a controversial accident that will raise the same blisters or more than that of Silverstone two months ago.

After touching each other on the first lap in the first Variant, without major consequences beyond the fact that Hamilton lost his position, controversy came midway through the race.

A bad stop by Red Bull with Verstappen (11.1 seconds), when he was running second behind Daniel Ricciardo, made him fall positions and the overtaking of Hamilton Norris on lap 23 opened up Mercedes’ strategy.

Thus, they stopped him to ride medium and after a not excellent stop (4.2 seconds) he left in parallel with Verstappen from the pit lane on lap 26.

The Dutchman lengthened the braking on the outside and after passing over the plane of the second vertex – with Hamilton staying firm in his position – of the first chicane he went against the Mercedes, raising the right rear wheel over Hamilton’s Halo in a terrifying image.

Video of the second Hamilton-Verstappen accident in Monza

Both cars were trapped in the gravel, with the Red Bull digging its nose into the sand and Hamilton attempting to reverse gear to get out of there, having received the weight of the right rear wheel on his helmet and the touch of the ground from the car. Red Bull on the left side of it.

“That’s what you get when you don’t leave space,” he blurted out. Verstappen before walking away across the asphalt towards the pitlane, without even approaching the Mercedes.

The safety car took to the track and the stewards opened an investigation to analyze after the race. But the incident will not stop there and the post-race will be worthy of attention at the Italian GP. The war has risen in tone and there is no one to stop it.

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, collide at the first chicane and withdraw from the race

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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, collide at the first chicane and withdraw from the race Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, collide at the first chicane and withdraw from the race

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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, collide at the first chicane and withdraw from the race Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, collide at the first chicane and withdraw from the race

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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, collide at the first chicane and withdraw from the race Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, collide at the first chicane and withdraw from the race

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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, collide at the first chicane and withdraw from the race Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, collide at the first chicane and withdraw from the race

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Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen drives away after colliding with Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12 Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, drives away after colliding with Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

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