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Verstappen "runs you out of road" - Hamilton

Verstappen "runs you out of road" - Hamilton

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Verstappen "runs you out of road" - Hamilton

Verstappen "runs you out of road" - Hamilton
Ian Parkes & Ewan Gale

Lewis Hamilton has criticised F1 title rival Max Verstappen, proclaiming the Red Bull driver "runs you out of road".

The two championship protagonists collided dramatically at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday in a remarkable incident that saw Hamilton's life saved by the halo.

This followed a near-miss on lap one as the pair jostled for position into the Della Roggia chicane, with Hamilton taking to the run-off to avoid a collision.

It was another instance of the squeeze being applied by Verstappen on Hamilton in lap-one fights this season, as also occurred at Imola and Spain.

At the British Grand Prix, it was Hamilton who was declared "predominantly to blame" by the stewards for their opening lap crash that sent the Red Bull driver into a barrier at 150mph.

But after what unfolded at Monza, Hamilton felt obliged to point out his track record in going wheel-to-wheel with Verstappen this season.

“If you look at the start of the race, the same incident or a similar one, when I tried to go around the outside of Max," said Hamilton, speaking on the evening of the race.

"We’re both top drivers, well experienced and I know I can’t go around the outside of Max.

“We’ve seen it at Imola. He runs you out of road. We’ve seen it at turn four [at Monza] that he runs you out of road.

"So in all instances, I’ve moved out of the way to avoid incident and have gone over the kerbs."

Verstappen "lost control"

Verstappen was handed a three-place grid penalty for the Russian Grand Prix after both drivers retired from the race at Monza.

Hamilton was left confused as to why his rival had not taken to the run-off to avoid contact.

“I was ahead in turn one," he added. "I left enough room, a car width on the outside going into the corner but we barrelled the similar sort of speed into the corner and I was ahead going into two.

“Ultimately, he lost control going over the kerb and went into me. I don’t feel at fault because I got hit from behind.

“There’s a point at which you have to concede you’re not going to make the corner and you’ve got to go across. Everyone generally has gone across those kerbs and I’m not quite sure why Max didn’t.”

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Andrew A

It's simple Lewis. It's because he has got away with dangerous driving and not punished because you were able to avoid him in the past. Well enough is enough! Max does not understand what is fair racing neither is he willing to learn.

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It's simple Lewis. It's because he has got away with dangerous driving and not punished because you were able to avoid him in the past. Well enough is enough! Max does not understand what is fair racing neither is he willing to learn.

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They both do it. Check the first race this season in Bahrein where Max was pushed off.

It will always be a difficult situation overtaking in a corner. We have plenty examples. Like Lewis pushing off Albon in Austria and America. This years race penalties were given for Norris and Perez while in the past Lewis was not penalized for the same situation in the same corner as Norris and Perez. When you watch Jolyon Palmers analysis about Monza you will notice in the first lap Max didn't change his steering position going to the first part of the turn 4 chicane while during the acccident you can see clearly that Lewis is opening up his steering wheel, making sure that Max is pushed off. I don't blame either of them it is hard racing and maybe to hard. About Silverstone it was clear Lewis could not get to the apex because he was overdriving the car and ran wide. I guess the FIA has two options, continue or give both of them one raceban. That might help.

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Lewis apologized and accepted blame for his Albon incidents. Go back and look at his comments after. No one here is saying Lewis hasn't caused problems. The difference is when he does, he generally owns it and is pretty vocal in doing so. Only Max doesn't do that ever. His entire career in F1, he blames incidents he causes on others. His team attacks others. It's never Max's fault. Max doesn't get penalties for things he should, instead they're called racing incidents. Lewis gets his penalties, apologizes, and moves on. Max and his minions simply ignore everything and keep polishing his halo.

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Verstappen crash at silverstone wasn't his false according to Ham/MB

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Lewis apologized for the racing incident with Albon in America and received a penalty.

In Austria however he didn't apologize for pushing off Albon and he didn't receive a penalty.

Both fine by me, but it is strange that this year in Austria other drivers did receive a penalty for exactly the same situation. Lewis didn't apologize for Silverstone although he was judged wrong. Max did apologize to Vettel when he ran into him. I guess when it is a very clear mistake they both apologize. If they have any doubts they both don't. They are not much different.

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You are correct. Max has been pampered by his dad, Horner, Marko, F1 and the FIA because everyone has been so eager to see Mercedes and Lewis be challenged. They have created a driver that believes he is never fallible in any collision or racing incident. No one has ever driven for so long with such impunity without having and championship credentials to his name. He simply hits anyone he wants and says "Why did they hit me" like that's what really happened. It's alarming in a sport that kills people.

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Yes lulu, that's called racing!

You have long forgotten how to race and demand that everyone gets out of the way for you.

And you are being a hypocrit as usual. What did you do at Silverstone?

Just search youtube for all the dirty moves lulu made in his career.

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Its a shame Hamilton did not get full points on that one. But he knew this was coming as he hit Max from behind previously. I would have let Max have that corner and still take victory... lewis was on the faster tyres and had a superior pace.

If you expext a certain behaviour from a driver like Max, either accept the consequence by going for the inside line, or take the outside line and bring home the points.

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If only it were that easy Steve.

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True...

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I've said this many times - Max will put you the track. Max lets you decide to avoid the accident or not. Max is dangerous.

Max needs a race ban or two for nearly killing Lewis. Because he deliberately ran in to the side of Lewis. "That's what you get for not leaving space" translates not getting out of his way. Angry kid needs time to cool down.

All season you've seen Lewis avoiding getting tangled with Max, taking a more cautionary approach. Max doesn't care because Max feels entitled to win. Max can't handle losing. Especially when someone tries to overtake, he'd rather have them both crash.

And the FIA are too afraid of the influence of Red Bull to deal with Max's dangerous driving.

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In my opinion the team that has most influence on FIA is MB with Wolff. They complained about the flex of Red Bull's wing, which was within the regulated rules, and regulations got adjusted. Probably a good decision, but when RB showed evidence of the MB flexible front wrong FIA didn't act nor comment. MB said RB lightning fast pitstops were "unsafe", although never ever did something happen after a RB pitstop but again regulations got modified, which indirectly caused the 11sec stop of Max. RB question about MB cooling tricks never got investigated. There was the MB DAS system that got forbidden after the season, not during. The 2018 MB rim design got approved by FIA while the very similar red bull 2012 rim design got banned. MB changed the design after they were approved as they knew it would give problems if Ferrari continued the investigation. You can't say at all that FIA is more severe to MB as to others.

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Yet when it comes to issuing penalties for Max's dangerous driving the FIA are nowhere.

Although you could say that the Mercedes complaints had more justification in them?

DAS was allowed in the regulations at the time, simply because they hadn't thought of it, and it was left open for others to develop that during the season if they wanted to. Just that the FIA stated it would be banned, so no team wasted time copying it.

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Red Bull's flex truck was within the regulations as well. Evidence for mb front wrong is easily to find on the net, probably less movement as it would result in wing breaking on the the asphalt. I understand what you mean tho and I'm not staying RB or Max are saints and innocent, but more and more I get the feeling that LH and MB are wolves in sheep clothes, and I've lost my respect for them, not in their magnificent car nor the superb skills of Ham tho

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Trick* wing*

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Red Bull seem to be experts in designing wings which pass the FIA tests but still flex in the way they desire!

Did someone say that Red Bull gives you wings???

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That's the main point, Max will stick his car in there and give you the choice. The problem is, Lewis was really left with; go round the corner, or go straight on. F1 cars have a scarily tiny amount of steering angle, on the whole, they don't need it. I just don't know how Lewis could of opened up that corner to give a cars width. In this instance I don't think that a three place grid penalty was sufficient, it was an insane move by Max, it was never in a million years going to work and was only going to end up one way. It's only because of the halo that this wasn't fatal, and, although the stewards are not supposed to take into account the consequences, this was dangerous enough to have more consideration than it was given. Anyhoo, its done now, onto the next race, hopefully the boy will think a bit more, though somehow, I doubt it!

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Oh yeah, just forget what happened at Silverstone...

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Because Max is wreckless and arrogant but what it actually shows is he really isn’t as good a driver as he thinks. A great driver knows when to yield and overtake where appropriate Fair hard racing is what we want to see.

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We've seen Hamilton being part of multiple overtake accidents for the last 2 years (and took out multiple cars) and had penalties for most of them but when Verstappen has accidents he is wreckless and arrogant?

You're a Hamilton fan, but definitely not an F1 fan.

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Yes he's arrogant and says what he thinks, not worrying about what others might think or what reaction it will have on social media. You can't say he isn't a good driver though, he outclasses every single teammate and he's getting more out of that car then any other driver will be able to do, maybe ham maybe not you will never know. He would be far more away from Lewis if the 3 accidents without his fault didn't take place... Hamilton at silverstone, bowling Bottas spare and the exploding tire

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Verstapen should be investigated for attempted murder on Hamilton.

He showed intent to harm.

No race incident

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Max should be a hermes driver thats all hes good for :)

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Lewis his kamikaze at Silverstone was far more dangerous

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300km/h 51g impact and that was absolutely Hams fault

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I really love it how Hamilton fans as well as Lewis complain about wheel to wheel driving in between 2 cars that are more or less equal. It shows that for the past 7 years some people actually forgot what this sport is about, proves how much damage Hamilton and Mercedes have done to this sport. Thanks to Max, F1 is getting some of its panache back, Hamilton has turned the sport into a kindergarten for the past years in which he is the teacher and the rest of the grid are supposed to behave and play nice. Joke of a driver.

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Well said, i totally agree with you

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Well said, i totally agree with you

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Apparently you didn't see Hamilton & Alonzo go at it at McLaren or Hamilton and Rosberg go at it earlier at Merc. If you had, you would delete your post as the rantings of a newb and Max fanboi

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If I read all the comments here maybe all of you should start a petition to make F1 a radio controlled drag race so nobody gets hurt. It’s racing it’s dangerous and if u want to be the world champion u take risks some times they pay off sometimes they don’t. How many times did lauda, hunt, senna Prost or Schumacher pull a move like this, and al of us idealise them now.

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I'm afraid before not to long we'll have only Electric F1 with some artificial intelligence units steering the Google , Amazon , Tesla etc build cars .. RIP F1

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YankeeF1

50% of the people you mentioned were either killed or nearly burned to death in an F1 car. Keep that in mind....

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Very easy to say from the safety of your armchair, risking your own life is one thing but risking someone else's life, not so sure about that.

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I think you need to put a side the title for this year WDC..

Lewis you need to teach him a lesson how to drive as a racer... Not a crasher...

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Without going into graphics, data, etc etc. Let's compare each ones years of driving plus miles covered plus grandprixs won plus championships won. This equates to nothing if a driver is hard on the track. Hamilton seems to have a gentleman's approach, massive experience. Max seems to have an immature and strong composure on track. Put both together. Results everytime will be a high incident of accidents. Most highly and probable the fault of Max. No rocket or grammar.

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Bla bla bla. All Hamilton fans who complaining about Verstappen. Racing is about going for it.

Since LH decided he won’t yield when MV is there incidents starting to happen.

Seen this in the past with other Drivers too. Even Rosberg and Hamilton in 2016 ended up in multiple crashes.

All other years everyone just followed LH. And now he need to fight for a result.

It’s racing grow a pair and get over it. Next race there is a next opportunity to score points.

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Max wants the championship trophy , pity the defending champion has not twigged yet

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As a long term (1960's) fan of F1, I have seen several escalations of crashes during F1 seasons that have lead to driver's deaths and the 2020 and 2021 seasons are on track for that to happen. The combination of Max' aggression, twitchy cars, wide (and vulnerable front wings) have resulted in a spike in extreme accidents, of which Grosjean's accident was the worst, with the Monza Max/Lewis incident a close second and Norris' Belgium accident a close third.

This includes that there have been an increasing number of first lap and restart red flags due to multi-car pile-ups. I would suggest that many of the younger drivers are emulating Max in his "elbows out" style which is a contributing factor.

That this constitutes "exciting racing" does not minimize that with the escalating number of serious accidents is very concerning. The FIA needs to act, before we are all attending a virtual funeral

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@Eppie

lulu........ are you 12?

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