1996 F1 World Champion Damon Hill suggested that Max Verstappen had deliberately clashed with title rival Lewis Hamilton in the final of the F1 Italian Grand Prix.
The two protagonists of the 2021 title battle first clashed in chicane for position on lap 26 of the F1 Italian Grand Prix. Verstappen swelled on Turn 2’s Apex, bounced off a sausage curb, and then landed on Hamilton’s machine.
Max Verstappen claimed that Riis Hamilton couldn’t leave enough space, and both drivers blamed each other for the incident.
However, after a controversial clash in the title showdown in Adelaide, Damon Hill surrendered 1994 F1 World Champion to Michael Schumacher, and Max Verstappen made a “misjudgment or calculated move.” I accused him.
“When I see Max’s rerun against Lewis on Turn 1, I have to say he had no way to do the job,” Damon Hill told Sky F1.
“Before that, he had to take evasive action, as Lewis did in the second chicane to avoid the accident. The only conclusion he said was,’I have to take him out. I might have thought. “
“I don’t want to think about that for any driver, but I think it was either a misjudgment or a calculated move to collide with Lewis.”
“It’s powerful and I don’t like the idea of blaming someone, but he has a point advantage and this was the race Mercedes was supposed to win.”
“It’s all about that vibes. Max is still in the championship lead.”
Max Verstappen was penalized by Steward for a three-grid demotion after investigating the incident.
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