Max Verstappen/Lewis Hamilton wipe each other out of Italian GP

Max Verstappen/Lewis Hamilton wipe each other out of Italian GP

09/12/2021

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton came to blows again, eliminating each other from the Italian Grand Prix.

Verstappen started the race at Monza from pole, though lost the lead to Daniel Ricciardo into Turn 1, Hamilton meanwhile briefly had a run at both Verstappen and Lando Norris, but ultimately had to settle for staying P4.

The race began to fall apart for Verstappen though with an extremely slow pit stop, and once Hamilton then made the pass on Norris, it meant it was going to be mighty close between the two title rivals once Hamilton made his first stop.

As it turned out, it would be too close.

Emerging from the pits alongside Verstappen, the pair battled into the opening chicane, neither budging, and as Verstappen jolted over the sausage kerbs, he would collect Hamilton and end up on top of the Mercedes as the title rivals ended up beached in the gravel.

Esto es histórico.

El Red Bull de Verstappen encima del Mercedes de Hamilton. Los dos fuera. Un accidente para siempre en la historia de la F1 #ItaliaDAZNF1 🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/Dnd6S7XeX9

— DAZN España (@DAZN_ES) September 12, 2021

“That’s what you get when you don’t leave the space,” said Verstappen over the radio.

This is the second major collision between the pair this season, following a controversial crash at Silverstone’s Copse corner which eliminated Verstappen from the British Grand Prix.

This time around though, both drivers will leave Monza with a DNF, meaning their totals in the Drivers’ standings will remain the same.

It means Verstappen will take a five-point lead over Hamilton into the Russian Grand Prix.

 

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