Former Method One driver Damon Hill believes the crash between Mercedes‘ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen exhibits a “lack of self-control” after the 2 tangled for a second time this season on the Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton and Verstappen had been concerned in lots of close to misses earlier than the British Grand Prix, the place tensions boiled over and the pair collided dramatically on the primary lap of the race.
Verstappen was despatched to hospital for checks after the 51G crash, with Hamilton handed a ten-second time penalty for inflicting a collision.
The title protagonists then had one other coming collectively on the Italian Grand Prix, as the 2 banged wheels on the well-known chicane at Flip 1, with Verstappen bumping over the sausage kerbs and accumulating Hamilton.
The Pink Bull was propelled into the air and landed awkwardly on prime of Hamilton’s Mercedes, with the right-rear tyre hitting the seven-time world champions head.
But, regardless of the incidents including to the drama this season, Hill believes we’re teetering on one thing so much darker this season.
“Possibly he knew that if Lewis obtained forward, he was carried out for.
“The results are fairly dire, and really fortunately, Lewis is unharmed. I’ve seen an image of his head being squashed by the tyre, and had Max dropped the clutch then along with his head hooked up to the tyre that would have been extraordinarily nasty.
“However that is one thing that is past Max’s management.”
Hamilton admitted after he had a “sore neck” because of the incident, and can be seeing a specialist forward of the Russian Grand Prix only for additional checks.
The seven-time world champion flew straight out to New York on Sunday to attend the Met Gala, by which he showcased rising Black designers however added he can be getting checked earlier than Sochi.
“His rear wheel landed on my head,” he mentioned.
“I believe the rear wheel landed on it, the Halo, and I believe probably the most cambered a part of the within of the tyre landed on my head.
“I believe I’m simply going to be travelling these subsequent days, however I most likely might want to get to see a specialist simply to ensure I’m good for the subsequent race as a result of it’s getting tighter and tighter. However I’ll reside.”