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Hamilton "a little bit bruised and hurting" but "doing well"

Hamilton "a little bit bruised and hurting" but "doing well"

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Hamilton "a little bit bruised and hurting" but "doing well"

Hamilton "a little bit bruised and hurting" but "doing well"

Mercedes has declared Lewis Hamilton to be "a little bit bruised and hurting" but otherwise "doing well" following his Italian Grand Prix shunt with Max Verstappen.

The well-documented incident at Monza saw Hamilton hit by F1 championship rival Max Verstappen midway through the race, sustaining a sore neck after the Red Bull landed on top of the Mercedes, hitting the Briton on the helmet.

Providing an update on Hamilton's condition, trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin said: "I am pleased to say he is doing well.

"He has a sore neck - you will have seen in the photographs just how far he got pushed forward during the incident - but he has got a bit of time to recover.

"He has got Angela [Cullen] with him, his physio, she will be looking after him as she does, so we are hoping we will see him in Russia fighting fit.”

Motorsport strategy director James Vowles hailed the safety devices, notably the halo, that played their part in saving Hamilton's life.

"I'll just add that really this is a testament to all the safety that has been put in place in Formula 1 across the last few years," said Vowles.

"The halo truly saved his life in this instance, the helmet took the impact and took it well without damaging him and again the HANS device acted as it should do.

"Those three devices all working together to ensure Lewis is, as Shov said, a little bit bruised and hurting but okay.”

Mercedes deliver assessment on Hamilton's damaged car

A 360-degree camera view of the accident shows the violent impact on Hamilton's car as Verstappen's RB16B was launched into the air and scraped over the top of the W12.

Providing an appraisal of the damage sustained, Shovlin said: "Well, we had a bit of time with the car before leaving the circuit to make a quick assessment.

"The rear wing is quite badly damaged - you will have seen how far that got bent over during the crash.

"There is a bit of superficial damage around the wings and floor, but most of the impact was taken by the roll hoop area and the halo itself. That came off quite badly.

"The quick look at the PU is that looks okay, and the gearbox, we will have a bit more of a look into that, but as I said most of it was limited to the halo and the roll hoop area."

What do you think?
Ernieandbev

Thank goodness for the safety 0r the cars these days, this could have been truly awful. Poor Lewis, the shame of it was that max saw how his car had landed on Lewis's head and he never offered any assistance or even asked him if he was OK. Sad little man he needs to grow up.

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Thank goodness for the safety 0r the cars these days, this could have been truly awful. Poor Lewis, the shame of it was that max saw how his car had landed on Lewis's head and he never offered any assistance or even asked him if he was OK. Sad little man he needs to grow up.

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He was trying to get his car out of there, hence he created a dangerous situation. Even the medical care didn't stop

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Halo saved Verstappen from murdering Lewis.

That's the only description you can make when he deliberately ran in to Lewis.

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It was the other way around before this race. Hamilton didn't end up in hospital. When he almost killed Verstappen, Hamilton celebrated his undeserved victory.

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Symanski you're some kind of person i really think is really stupid.

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When someone opts for the personal attack you know they've nothing else to offer.

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your so right there is nothing else to offer - what a stupid stupid comment.

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He looked very healthy and happy at the Met gala in New York!

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I'm sorry, have we all forgotten the horrific impact of the Silverstone crash? Didn't see Lewis looking too concerned over that one. Also Max could see that Lewis was trying to reverse after the latest incident so, fortunately, not injured too badly. Don't get me wrong ... I don't want to see any driver get injured.

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Exactly

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Soft tissue damage is only recognized sometimes after a couple of days when an accident occurs. Hamilton may have soft tissue damage and he might experience soreness for quite a while.

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Max has been allowed to get away with doing as he pleases when racing other competitors. He will continue to drive dangerously until he seriously injures himself or another competitor. The FIA should be proactive instead of reactive and put a stop to this dangerous driving by Max whose mentality is you either move, make room or we crash. Definitely a mental health problem.

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Mental health problem... He sure is an aggressive driver and racing on the edges of what's allowed, great! For example moving under breaking, FIA created a special rule for this, after that he didn't do it no more but the driver that asked for it the most, Vettel, got caught twice doing so. For a very long time Max had no points on his license until last GP, check LH's gathered points in the last seasons.

LH isn't a saint at all, for a long time he didn't have any competition at all, but when he has he makes mistakes and he don't want to give one inch at all.

Anyway I'm very glad with this season so far, finally we have a very tight competition with action. Watching which train arrives first, the one that left at 10:00 or the one at 10:05, got boring. Can't wait for next year with Russel/Ham in the same team

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