Former F1 champion Nico Rosberg has delivered his verdict on the dramatic British Grand Prix collision between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
This season's championship battle erupted into life when the Mercedes and Red Bull drivers collided at Copse on the opening lap at Silverstone last weekend.
2016 champion Rosberg has experience of clashing with a championship rival having been involved in multiple collisions with Hamilton during their time as team-mates at Mercedes, with crashes in Spain, Belgium and Austria causing friction between the two.
“It was a racing incident," Rosberg told The Express.
“I mean everybody is going to the limits, it's normal when you're fighting for a race win at the Silverstone Grand Prix and you're fighting for a championship and everything is so closely fought, and you know the importance of becoming out of the first lap first.
“It makes a huge difference on the race results so, racing incidents and just everybody going to the limits."
The championship is not yet at the halfway point with 13 more races scheduled, although this number may change due to the Covid pandemic.
With the war of words produced in the aftermath of the crash, Rosberg added: “It leaves them in a great intense battle. I can't wait to switch on the TV for the next instalment. Because definitely, it has ramped up the intensity."
What do you think?
I agree with Rosberg. They were both going hammer and tong.
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