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Hamilton Verstappen crash concerns rubbished by Vettel

Hamilton Verstappen crash concerns rubbished by Vettel

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Hamilton Verstappen crash concerns rubbished by Vettel

Hamilton Verstappen crash concerns rubbished by Vettel

Grand Prix Drivers' Association director Sebastian Vettel has rubbished claims Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will be uncompromising in combat as the title battle intensifies with eight races remaining.

The championship protagonists collided at Monza last time out to add to the skirmish at Silverstone ahead of the summer break, both incidents occurring at the pinch-point of the apex at the respective corners.

Asked by Sky Sports if it was now a case of neither driver being willing to yield in battle, Vettel replied: "No, I don't think so.

"I don't think any of us has the intention to crash going into a gap or going for a move.

"Obviosuly, as it turns out when things go wrong, there is someone to blame or sometimes there is not - it is normal.

"It is then for the stewards and the people to decide if there was somebody to blame which I don't think is always an easy call because every situation is different. As long as you are not involved, it is not that important."

With the drivers separated by just five points, the title race hangs in the balance with eight rounds to go.

On whether the championship would boil down to who possesses the best machinery, Vettel said: "I don't know, I think machinery looks pretty equal so I guess man will decide.

"But I am looking from a distance. It is not our prime focus."

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Symanski

Verstappen doesn't mean to crash as he expects every other driver to yield to him.

When he does crash, it's always the other driver's fault. When has he ever taken responsibility for his dangerous driving? Even Red Bull won't tackle his attitude in fear of also losing his speed.

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Symanski

Verstappen doesn't mean to crash as he expects every other driver to yield to him.

When he does crash, it's always the other driver's fault. When has he ever taken responsibility for his dangerous driving? Even Red Bull won't tackle his attitude in fear of also losing his speed.

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Max's ambition is not matched by his ability, he is a danger to himself and all the other drivers. Red Bull need to reign him in before he causes a fatal accident

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I have to agree that Max expects the other driver to give way to him. Hamilton has done so several times to avoid crashes when challenging Max earlier this year. Max is a good, fast driver but has to learn there is a difference between hard racing and crossing the line into recklessness.

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I have to agree Verstappen driving is both erratic and dangerous, my concern is how long before he causes a major accident and someone is seriously injured or worse fatally injured.

He needs to learn there are 19 other drivers on the track, and he has a responsibility too those as well as his own safety.

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