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Verstappen disagrees with stewards but vows to "move on" from Hamilton crash

Verstappen disagrees with stewards but vows to "move on" from Hamilton crash

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Verstappen disagrees with stewards but vows to "move on" from Hamilton crash

Verstappen disagrees with stewards but vows to "move on" from Hamilton crash

Max Verstappen has vowed to "move on" from his latest crash with Lewis Hamilton which left him disagreeing with the penalty handed down by the stewards.

Verstappen will serve a three-place penalty for the next race in Russia after the Italian Grand Prix stewards deemed him to be "predominantly to blame" for a crash that saw the Dutch driver's Red Bull finish on top of Hamilton's Mercedes.

While there were arguments for both drivers, the stewards felt Verstappen's move on Hamilton "was attempted too late" for the Dutchman "to have the right to racing room".

Assessing the stewards' decision, Verstappen said: "I don't fully agree with the penalty as I believe it was a racing incident.

“We were racing for position but you need two people to work together to make the corner and Lewis just kept squeezing until there wasn’t room anymore for two cars and that’s when we crashed.

"When he exited the pits, he started to squeeze me going into turn one so I had to use the green part of the track.

"It was very tight but there was room for me to go around the outside and then I was pushed onto the orange sausage kerb. I was there to try and race hard but fair.

"It’s very unfortunate what happened but we are both professionals and so we will move on.”

Horner feels argument can be made for both Verstappen and Hamilton

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has expressed his disappointment with the stewards' decision as he is convinced it was a 50-50 call.

“We are disappointed with the three-place grid penalty, but accept the stewards' decision," said Horner.

"We felt what happened between Max and Lewis was a genuine racing incident. You can argue for both sides but ultimately it’s frustrating and disappointing to see both cars out of the race in what is proving to be an exciting championship.

"The main thing is that the halo ultimately did its job and certainly this isn’t the way we intended to finish the race."

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stodrocker

Looks as though Verstappen has returned to his old ways....Anyone that gets in my way I will run them off the road. It was clear that Hamilton was ahead of Verstappen on the corner and was simply taking the racing line.

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Lewis knows he is wrong.

He had the EXACT same situation earlier today with Noris.

British LH fans: please look at the same situation earlier today, Lewis left far more space that time.

He is just a frustrating little <bleep> who cannot accept being surpassed by a younger less experienced driver.

Whenever Lewis needs to 'fight' with Max, he behaves incorrectly.

At Silverstone the same happened: while fighting Max, he didn't leave space, while later with LeClerc, he provided far more space.

Lewis is a bloody id**t, and we all know it

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Lewis is right and the stewards finally called Max out as they should. He tries to bully the field, and Whiny Spice & Doctor Strangemutt are quick to shill for him as is his daddy, but Max has been late braking and moving under braking since coming into F1 and has even been talked to by all the other drivers. He is not Senna. He is not dominant. He makes mistakes, and will kill himself or someone else unless he learns he can't have it all his way. Lewis took his penalty like a man, and Max can take his.

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Lewis didn't get a penalty.

A 10 second penalty while having a 20 seconds lead is politics for British fans.

But back then, all British fans disagreed with the stewards blaming Hamilton.

Now those same stewards blamed Max , and suddenly they are right.

Grow up

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GoatF1

Eat sh*t dutch fan

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Basically you are saying you know nothing about F1 if your contention is that Lewis didn't get a penalty. If Max wasn't an careless, over aggressive knucklehead, who thinks all of F1 exists just for he and his daddy to rule, he would learn to knock Lewis out and not take his own car out. Then he would only get a 10 second penalty too. See when both cars go out, they can only give grid penalties. Get it? I'm sorry you are such an F1 newb.

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Over aggressive...

First time he got points on his license

There is a difference in reading a text and understanding it.

Yes, a 10 second penalty for kicking your competitor in a hospital while you have a 20 seconds advantage in the race 'isn't a penalty'.

Penalties are there to 'hurt' to stimulate the driver to not do the same again. A 10 second penalty at Silverstone had zero impact on Lewis. That I why I mention it to be not a penalty. Hope you understand now, was expecting this explanation wasn't needed

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Clearly u are an idiot. Why are you mad because he is a 7 times world champion? And he is black? Racist thats what u are. People like you make the world a mess. Go find something worthwhile to do you like twit. You obviously dont know anything about f1. Waste of words on u.

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Again, as mentioned before: look at the facts

Same corner, same situation, other competitor (Noris instead of Max): Hamilton left room for Noris.

Many laps later, Max is driving at the EXACT same spot, and Hamilton closes the door...

Same happened at Silverstone: Lewis kept 5+ feet between his car and the kerbs when kicking Max into the hospital, while he was hitting the kerbs when passing LeClerc later on.

Lewis seems to be a frustrating little boy terrified to lose the championship by a superior driver. This causes him to act totally different when Max is near him.

Let's hope next time Lewis performs an action like this, it is only himself who suffers from it.

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It’s clear that Lewis is a dirty driver, silverstone proved that. Struggling to understand where the racists accusations towards other people that disagree with you .

7 worlds championships or not it’s clear that if Lewis can’t beat someone he takes them out

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Looks as though Verstappen has returned to his old ways....Anyone that gets in my way I will run them off the road. It was clear that Hamilton was ahead of Verstappen on the corner and was simply taking the racing line.

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Fact: blue flag warning Lewis of drivers with much more speed to come

Fact: Lewis left room for Max to pass on the outside

Fact: Lewis squeezed the gap (Max even got off-track)

So please British people, start the absolute BS about Max being aggressive here. Above facts can be validated by everyone.

Also, please see lap 1, where Noris passed Lewis on the outside: Lewis left more room there.

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Even if we take away the main content of your message, which is incongruent with the facts, we are left with a nonsensical statement. How can you claim that, “… we all know it” and then refer to “fact” after “fact”.

People disagree with you so it’s not a case of, “.. we al know it”. And the stewards found Max to be at fault so how can it be “fact” after “fact”.

I can’t reply to the content of your message as it would be an insult to my intelligence, which may not be much, but man oh man, you are not showing much of it. You can’t argue with a fool (as they say).

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Press the replay button, and you see the facts I stated.

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BTW, about your 'People disagree with you so it’s not a case of, “.. we al know it”. And the stewards found Max to be at fault so how can it be “fact” after “fact”.'

Yes people often know they are wrong, but don't want to admit it. So they say one thing, but know the truth is the other way around.

It's a pity this is the Internet and you're not my neighbour: replay and you will see e.g. the blue flag.

Anyone disbelieves Lewis wasn't just leaving the pit?

Anyone disbelieves leaving the pits on new tires means you cannot 'fight' instantly with someone with a far faster speed?

Anyone disbelieves Max was besides Lewis at the start, and eventually off-track because there was no space anymore?

Just look as the replay and see the facts.

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Cough! Turn 4:

Same situation but with Hamilton on the outside. Hamilton realises there isn't the room and backs out of the move. Both live to fight another day.

Reverse the situation and there is a crash. Verstappen is quick and he has talent, but he needs to learn that you can't just barge your way past people and expect them to just get out of the way.

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"Anyone disbelieves leaving the pits on new tires means you cannot 'fight' instantly with someone with a far faster speed?"

This statement is complete BS. We have seen on many occasions times when drivers on cold tyres have fended off 'faster drivers'.

You know you have the same problem as Cry Baby Spice. You believe that racing is OK just so long as it doesn't get in the way of Verstappen winning.

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You remind me of American 9/11 Troofers. They think "assertions" are facts too.

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Max should thank the Halo. The Halo saved him from killing someone today.

And Max should have a race ban at least for that move. He already pushed Lewis off the circuit earlier. And was trying to do so again. His driving standard is far too dangerous.

He is involved in too many incidents where he's barging and pushing other drivers in a non-contact sport. There were plenty of examples from other drivers today on fair and clean racing. He needs to learn.

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OK i'll say it as it is, Max knew what he was doing....

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Go back and watch the Sprint Race start. Max runs Danny Ric out in the same corner and Danny was much further along side. It Danny would have done the same thing Max does on Sunday. then he would have gotten run over. Max should have backed off. Totally his fault.

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Funny, I read your comment and watched the sprint race again on my DVR and you are dead right. Great catch on that!

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Max need to learn when to back off he's a danger to himself

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Lots of comments here with comparisons of other similar incidents but stewards must focus only on this specific one. Every racer has been in the same place as MAX looking at an inviting hole that the guy in front is about to occupy. At that point on entry to Turn 2 the video shows MAX has two front wheels outside track limits. He made a Kamikaze move. It was always going to end in tears and nearly fatally

A grid penalty is a slap on the wrist!

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