International media go wild on Verstappen vs Hamilton confrontation: ‘You knew this was going to happen’ |  formula

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After the sensational Grand Prix of Great Britain, the international media opinions, reactions and analyzes are also insufficient to explain the crash and clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Who was wrong? What does this mean for the Formula 1 season? In any case, the foreign newspapers do not stop talking about it.

The Spanish sports newspaper Marca expressed the blow at Silverstone – and especially the three kilometers that preceded it – perhaps the most aptly. “It was a matter of days, a matter of a few grand prix perhaps, but you knew what happened to England was going to happen: the showdown.”

,,So far, all the races have been similar, hardly uplifting: they were all really similar. Until the Grand Prix of Great Britain,” wrote marca. ,,What happened from the start were the three best kilometers of this year: the slightly better start for Hamilton, the pure battle, fantastic lines, Verstappen countering the attacks. The two best drivers pushed each other to the limit. Until Hamilton got into Red Bull’s slipstream, feint on the outside and then chose the inside. Verstappen probably didn’t see it, after which the wheels touched each other and Max ‘parked’ his car at 300 kilometers per hour in the tire stack.”


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This looked like the clash between Senna and Prost in 1990

Gazzetta dello Sport

The polemic between Verstappen and Hamilton has come to a boiling point, wrote Gazzetta dello Sport. Normally, football beats the clock on the pink pages, but after yesterday’s developments at Silverstone – and the second place for Ferrari leader Charles Leclerc – the Italian sports newspaper reserves a lot of space for Formula 1. Even the Tour de France pales in comparison.

View the summary of the British GP here

The Gazzetta made after the hit in England between Hamilton and Verstappen a comparison featuring the infamous showdown between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost at Suzuka in 1990, who knocked each other off the track in the first Japanese corner. “It was a lot like it.”

Senna became world champion as a result, but the finger-pointing who was to blame for the crash went on for ages. “After Hamilton’s victory, the current Formula 1 season is now really under high tension. For the 150,000 frenzied fans at Silverstone, F1 experienced an epic page in its rich history, which will definitely affect the outcome of this very uncertain and wonderful season.” The BBC said the incident “will become a defining part of Formula 1 history”. “The consequences of all this will be felt for a long time to come,” the British broadcaster concluded.

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‘Mega-Zoff’ (mega-heibel) knocks Bild after the collision – literally and figuratively – between Verstappen and Hamilton, who not only touched each other, but also sought the confrontation verbally until well after the hit. ,,After the spectacle at Silverstone, the knives are between the teeth. It remains to be seen when they will come out.”

Most British newspapers – especially the tabloids – are buzzing in on the verbal cannonade both ruffs and their stables unleashed after the collision. The Guardian for example, does not take a position on who was wrong, but opts for a description of the moment and the extensive mud-slinging. “The steam came out of Red Bull’s ears after Hamilton set Silverstone on fire.”

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When the smoke fumes had cleared somewhat, the Daily Mail especially gave a long nose to Bernie Ecclestone, who had openly expressed his doubts just before the Grand Prix whether Hamilton could still show a fighting spirit. Hamilton is still a fighter as it turned out after a dramatic day at a packed and patriotic Silverstone. He won for the eighth time on his track after a brilliant comeback,” said the Mail, which also reported extensively about the racist reactions Hamilton received on social media after the incident.

The mirror thought that Hamilton had a clear message for Verstappen after his victory in the Grand Prix. ,,The world champion made it clear to the Dutchman that the World Cup has not yet been decided. Hamilton never gives up, as it turned out on Sunday. Especially after a fantastic first lap, in which the two ruffs went wheel to wheel and collided at high speed in the Copse Corner. Hamilton received a penalty, but was still able to cash in on a long catch-up race.”

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