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Italian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen Will get 3-Place Grid Penalty After Crash With Lewis Hamilton

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Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton had been concerned in a harmful crash at Monza.© AFP

Crimson Bull’s championship chief Max Verstappen was handed a three-place grid penalty for his position within the horrifying crash with Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, the stewards at Monza introduced. The Dutch driver was “predominantly accountable” for the incident that wiped him and his Mercedes rival out of the race gained by McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo, an announcement learn. The penalty will probably be utilized on the Russian Grand Prix in a fortnight’s time. Verstappen, who leads seven-time world champion Hamilton by 5 factors, had tried to muscle previous Hamilton who had simply rejoined the observe after a pitstop.

However Verstappen’s automobile, pushed onto the sausage kerb on the Flip One chicane, ended up with its again wheel rolling excessive of his rival’s Mercedes, narrowly lacking Hamilton’s head.

Each drivers then slid into the gravel and had been compelled to retire.

Within the stewards’ verdict after interviewing each drivers, though Hamilton’s line compelled Verstappen onto the kerb, the Crimson Bull man had tried the manouevre too late for him to have “the precise to racing room”.

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