“I’m ready to argue with Max, even if I don’t know what we’ll tell each other. There must be respect on the track, otherwise I think there will often be other accidents like the one on Sunday. I tried to be as clean as possible, I did my best ”. So Lewis Hamilton he specified that he did not feel at all guilty of the accident that saw him starring with Max Verstappen at the Copse during the first lap of the British Grand Prix.
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The race marshals have deemed it “Mainly” guilty and for this Hamilton was sanctioned with a ten-second penalty. The official statement of the FIA spoke of a Hamilton “Mainly” guilty, an adverb which therefore implies that also Max Verstappen could have done more to avoid what happened, which was then deleterious for the Dutchman and not for the English thanks to the red flag that allowed the Mercedes men to repair the damage reported by the W12 # 44.
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“He cut my way and we ended up in contact – Hamilton added – I was quite frustrated why we have to make room for each other“. Lewis has always done this during the season in Barcelona, moving to avoid contact with Verstappen at the first S at the start and at Silverstone at Brooklands when he had half a car ahead of the Dutch driver who extended the braking to force Hamilton to leave him Street. ‘Gentleman’ actions that were not emulated by Verstappen at the Copse, with fatal consequences for the continuation of the British Grand Prix for the Red Bull driver.