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Rosberg delivers Hamilton-Verstappen crash verdict

Rosberg delivers Hamilton-Verstappen crash verdict

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Rosberg delivers Hamilton-Verstappen crash verdict

Rosberg delivers Hamilton-Verstappen crash verdict

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."

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Kevin

I agree with Rosberg. They were both going hammer and tong.

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BobG
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Sensible chap.

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Kevin
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I agree with Rosberg. They were both going hammer and tong.

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PapaofGags

100% first lap racing incident.

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GLASGOW2654

110% "McCrash" Verstappen's fault, he is a serious danger to F1 drivers, should be BANNED for life. Hamilton is simply the greatest F1 driver that has ever lived, better than 95% of current and former F1 drivers.

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Kingoftruth

Definitely not the greatest, lost from Rosberg in the same car, and Bottas has a few poles over him. Best 5% for sure, but he's nowere near the skillset of McCrash. It's a racing incident with an inferior driver, a true king would have hit the apex, making it a race with the best car in the field vs. Verstappen.

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Navigateur

Dis pas n'importe quoi pas le plus grand ça je ne sais pas , Oui battu par Rosberg ok mais il a battu aussi Rosberg 3 fois et bottas est devant lui et alors ? et combien de fois il était devant Bottas un champion gagne pas tous les ans ni etre a pole toute l'année voila

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Michael
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Dont be rediculous. Hamilton has nearly every stat better than anyone else who ever sat in a F1 car. Your examples of Rosberg and Bottas made me laugh.

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User472818

Hahahahahahahah. Crashtappen is 2018, 2021 Verstappen has ZERO penality points on his licensed mate. Quit your blatant favourtism and hate you clown. Hamilton is really good, but he is far from the greatest.

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That's comedy gold! Most experts agree it was Lewis to blame... Lewis won't win this year because of his continual errors.

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PaulandSusan

I think Max will crumble when Lewis passes him in the points. He has so much pressure and expectation on him but it's not sustainable.

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Bro you don't know what you are even talking about. It's a Racing incident. Then you say they should ban Verstappen. Damn you are dumb. It already shows why you have so many dislikes

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Arojas19

Before you point the finger to someone you need to learn more about F1

Max was spected to Hamilton backing up and Hamilton was spected to max backing up 2. Hamilton is a good driver but he have a 7 years easy wins due to Mercedes-Benz car

But now red bull have a car that can Challengs Mercedes-Benz this is 2 great drivers That are fighting for the championship and both going to do the best they can for the win.

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blimey I never thought I would ever agree with Nico, but yes for sure it was a first lap racing incident! And the stewards should hang their heads in shame for going back on their word in dealing with these type of incidents more lenietly and causing so much trouble!

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Agree with Nico. Definitely a racing incident. Irritated to see Red Bull making such a song and dance about it. As for Joss Verstappen, he should know better. Even he saw enough RIs in his career. Until Max tucks his elbows in and races properly, there will be more such incidents. Take the hint Max.

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No doubt a racing incident two of today's best racers doing their best to win. I'm sure there's more of this to come let's hope powers that be don't get involved and this season may be one of the best in a long time.

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HE'S RIGHT YOU KNOW

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Nah I disagree. Hamilton clearly showed he could make the corner easily and yet he didn't the first time round and choose not to back off when Max was ahead. And this doesn't show his hypocrisy from his comment back in 2018 regarding Bottas and Vettel.

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That's all it was two world class drivers going hard at it for the race win fighting for the championship nothing more nobody wants to see cars flying off the track or drivers getting hurt but it is racing there's going to be bumps and scrapes

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If people watch Max he is still turning into Hamilton as he knew Hamilton was Half way alongside Max, also previous Max was again colliding with Hamilton as both wheels touched each other. Also Max would have done the same, if there is gap Max will go for it no matter what happens. He did it in Spain when Lewis clear had the corner then Max comes from know where and Lewis was ran out wide then the same thing at Imola in Italy. This has been coming for a long time, the best person who sore the whole thing was Charles in the Ferrari he said it was a racing incident. Max could have straight into the run off area but instead Sky Pad showed quite clearly Max was still turning in on him. Role on next weekend what a season it is going to be that is for sure.

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Now it is interesting.

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It is natural for some people to develop an attitude bothering on hate for winners, Hamilton has attracted such people, they tired of him winning and now they want to see fault in anything he does, if he isn't the greatest, who is given the numbers. Even with the best car you still have to drive. This was indeed a racing incident and Verstappen isn't innocent, his record is testimony, how many accidents has Hamilton avoided with him choosing to back off, only this time he stood his ground and Verstappen came second now losers want to sympathise with him because they are annoyed by Hamilton's brilliance, they desperate for his alternative.

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So much talk about Hamilton not making the apex. When Verstappen cut across Lewis and their wheels touched it straightened his line. So he would have been a lot closer to the apex if there was no contact.

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I agree, nearly everyone has said it was a racing incident, no one would go in to a corner at that speed with the intension of putting the othe car of the track, Horner made a fool of himself and showed his self up with his rant on sky after the GP and marko talking about involving a solicitor to get at Hamilton, what a joke. They are desperate to win a championship, they shot there self in the feet by bringing checo in lossibg the selves valuable points just to take 1 point off ham it will serve the right if they loose the championship by the odd point. It's about time they stopped winging and concentrated on the next race

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Nicole is right it was a racing incident and helmet marks needs to stop with his racist comments and leave Mercedes alone they ant done anything wrong and I the shoe was on the other foot it would be different and then he would be saying the same thing get over yourselfs redbull and just get on with racing

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Marko is talking thru his Helmit.

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Best race I've seen in a long time. Max loves to play rough, he needs to learn about consequences. Well done Lewis, proper racing.

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Racing Incident, yes. LH to blame, NO. LH aggressive, yes, but the clincher is what MV does with his wheel. Starts to turn in, straightens up a bit, presumably has seen at least LH front wing (visible on his car-cam), LH drops back, MV turns in quite sharply. We may never know what he was thinking, but I suspect MV misjudged how far LH dropped back and intended to cut across in front. The crash was caused by LH not being far enough back to allow the cut in to succeed. Was (is?) Max too aggressive? A matter of opinion.

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Max is the Savior of F1.... Amen

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Yes racing incident, butit was max's aggressive nature that caused it. Le clerke didnt hit lewis when lewis passed him at same corner with same positioning

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Mark's comments are just ridiculous

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I am tired of hearing so called fans say Hamilton is not the greatest. You may not want to concede that, but the numbers show that he is. I won’t post them because if you’re a true fan of F1 you should know.

One of the things which Lewis has done for formula 1 which many before him where unable to do is bring new fans to the sport. He is a great ambassador for the sport and very articulate. The Hamilton commission and his vision to make formula 1 an equal opportunity landscape should be commended. He isn’t just looking out for himself but unlocking doors for other minorities to succeed in a predominately white sport.

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The reason why Hamilton is a 7 times world champion 99 race winner & 100 poll sitter. If Hamilton had a 33 point lead in the championship and in the position Max was in on the outside. He would have backed out. You win championships not because you’re fast but because you’re a racer. Max is very fast, but he still hasn’t learned the art of racing.

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The outside/inside move LH made on the boy MV was a classic setup.

At 200 mph?

Unbelievable!

Max did not cover the inside because he was fooled.

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Well Max now you know 7 times world champions will not be bluffed or forced to concede, nor will they be pushed off the track by aggression. Expensive lesson no doubt. Others will now follow that situation leaving you less inclined to bluff them.

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Absolutely correct. I do not understand the penalty. If anything Max turned into Hamilton.

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