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Hamilton to seek specialist treatment after being "saved" by halo

Hamilton to seek specialist treatment after being "saved" by halo

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Hamilton to seek specialist treatment after being "saved" by halo

Hamilton to seek specialist treatment after being "saved" by halo
Ian Parkes & Sam Hall

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he will be seeing a specialist after his latest Italian GP crash with F1 title rival Max Verstappen from which he was left thanking God for the halo he feels saved his life.

On lap 25 at Monza, Verstappen attacked Hamilton through the Rettifilio chicane, only to hit the sausage kerbs that launched his Red Bull onto the top of Hamilton's Mercedes.

The Red Bull's rear tyre then rolled forward across the halo but still made contact with Hamilton's helmet, leaving the seven-time champion with a "sore neck".

Speaking almost two hours later, Hamilton said: “I’m in a little bit of pain to be honest, in my neck.

"It’s feeling like it's getting a little bit worse as the adrenaline rush wears off but I’ll work with [physiotherapist] Angela [Cullen] to fix it.

“Honestly, I feel very fortunate today. Thank God for the halo that ultimately I think saved me, that saved my neck."

Conceding all he could think immediately after the incident were the positions he was losing and returning to the track, Hamilton explained he is likely to seek specialist treatment for the increasing neck pain.

“His rear wheel landed on my head," added Hamilton. "I think the rear wheel landed on the halo and I think the inside of the most cambered part of the tyre landed on my head. “I think Angela is going to be travelling with me these next days but I think I probably will need to see a specialist just to make sure I’m good for the next race.

“It’s getting tighter and tighter but as I said, I’ll live.”

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