Great Britain F1 GP | Accident between Hamilton and Verstappen on the first lap!

It had all the numbers to end this way. So it was. Hamilton He already warned on Saturday after losing the sprint race before Verstappen that the rhythm in long run of the Red bull was superior and hinted that his great opportunity to win the race this Sunday in the F1 Great Britain GP I was at the start and in the first turns. If he let Max escape, the race was for the Dutchman. He had to squeeze him and try to overtake him, burning all his cartridges in the first corners. The battle from the start was spectacular, with Verstappen closing all the gaps aggressively before a Hamilton that absolutely nothing was left in the pipeline. And when you get to CopseWhat many had foreseen happened. Hamilton reached inside through the small gap Max left between him and the wall to the right. Lewis was going to plot out there and Verstappen, on the outside. Max still had the front wheels ahead of Lewis. And as they rounded the bend, the two touched.

The left front wheel of Lewis hit Max’s right rear, hitting the wall of tires on the outside of the curve. For its part, the British, with damage to your car, had seen how Leclerc he took the first place. The force with which the impact against the wall was produced made the Race Direction show the red flag and stop the appointment. This allowed Lewis to return the car to the garage street for his mechanics to repair the damage. of his Mercedes to go for the victory in the resumption of the appointment.

The race would resume without knowing if Hamilton was going to be penalized, with a new start from the grid, with Leclerc in first position ahead of Hamilton (2nd), Bottas (3rd), Norris (4th), Ricciardo (5th), Vettel (6th), Alonso (7th) and Sainz (8th). The Spaniard lost a position at the start to Vettel in the first corner, while the Madrid-born, who started 10th, made a good first start to gain a place on the track plus that of Verstappen’s abandonment.

On the subsequent lap, Race Direction announced a 10-second penalty for Hamilton for his collision with Verstappen.

Verstappen gets out of the car under his own power

Best of all, without a doubt, Verstappen was able to get out of the car under his own power despite the tremendous impact against the wall in an area where cars go very fast. The Dutchman went to the ambulance to be transferred to the medical center to check that he had no injuries after a collision of many forces G. After that check, according to the analyst of ‘DAZN F1’, Albert Fàbrega assured that Helmut Marko, advisor of Red Bull said that “Max Verstappen is fine and his leg only hurt a little bit from hitting the wall of tires.”

Incident under investigation

Before Hamilton’s sanction was known, radio communications were very tense. Race Directorate told Red Bull boss Chris Horner, who quickly complained over the radio to the FIA, that the incident was under investigation. There was a lot at stake and the decision about the accident was going to be key.




Luckily, Verstappen got out of the car under his own power.
This is how Verstappen's car looked after his accident with Hamilton in the 2021 F1 British GP


This is how Verstappen’s car looked after his accident with Hamilton in the 2021 F1 British GP

Chris horner tried to convince the Race Director by radio, Michael Masi, that the fault in the incident was Hamilton. While Mercedes told Masi that Hamilton was drawing the curve on the inside. Battle in the offices in a tremendously tense moment.

Later, he went on stage Toto Wolff: “Michael, this is Toto. I just send you an e-mail. Have you received it?”. Michael’s response was blunt: “I don’t look at emails during the race.” “This one should look at it”replied the Austrian. “You are free to show the mail to a steward,” added the Clerk of the Course.

Michael Masi, at FIA Race Control


Michael Masi, at FIA Race Control

The action is very doubtful, since Verstappen It seemed something ahead, but Hamilton had the inside, although at first glance, it seems that the English was more to blame for being a few meters behind. Race Direction analyzed what happened carefully and finally decided to sanction Hamilton with a 10-second penalty, a time with which he could score some very good points anyway.

This decision could mark the World Cup a lot, since Verstappen He started this race 33 points ahead of the championship lead after winning the sprint race on Saturday and with a victory he would have expanded that mattress to knock out his rival even more. After the incident, Verstappen will not score points at Silverstone and now it will be necessary to see how many Lewis adds. If the Briton won the race, he would come out of Silverstone only 8 points, 7 if he achieves the fastest lap.

The images of the touch:

Hamilton met Verstappen and Max hit the wall at Copse on lap 1 of the 2021 F1 British GP


Hamilton met Verstappen and Max hit the wall at Copse on lap 1 of the 2021 F1 British GP
Hamilton met Verstappen and Max hit the wall at Copse on lap 1 of the 2021 F1 British GP


Hamilton met Verstappen and Max hit the wall at Copse on lap 1 of the 2021 F1 British GP
The moment of impact


The moment of impact
Hamilton met Verstappen and Max hit the wall at Copse on lap 1 of the 2021 F1 British GP


Hamilton met Verstappen and Max hit the wall at Copse on lap 1 of the 2021 F1 British GP
Hamilton met Verstappen and Max hit the wall at Copse on lap 1 of the 2021 F1 British GP


Hamilton met Verstappen and Max hit the wall at Copse on lap 1 of the 2021 F1 British GP