He who saw it as a spectator can comment better than anyone else on the contact between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. IS according to Charles Leclerc there is no doubt: it is a race accident, regardless of its consequences (impact of 51G occurred at around 300 km / h against the barriers).
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“Given that we are very low from the driving position and everything was very fast, it was clear that something was happening in front of me. And I think it’s a racing accident. It’s hard enough to blame one or the other. There was obviously room inside. Maybe Lewis wasn’t completely at the point, but it’s also true that Max was quite aggressive on the outside. Then are things that happen. The most important thing is that Max is unharmed and well“Said the Ferrari driver in the press conference immediately following the Silverstone Grand Prix.
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The Monegasque commented on the race in a general way: “I missed the victory in the final laps. I am disappointed, but in these cases we have to focus on the positive aspects. It was a demanding race. In the first stint I had to make some changes on the steering wheel to manage the engine cuts. After that I did what I had to do. I was able to stretch on my pursuers and lead the race practically to the end. Unfortunately Lewis was more competitive on the hard. I knew it had more pace as it got closer, and I honestly couldn’t do much more. Against, we were the fastest on the averages, which we did not expect. It was impressive. We had less advantage on hard, but we still kept a good pace. I am very proud of how we have worked, and the team has been very special. We earned the podium, we deserved a win and I thought I could win. I believed it until the last moment“.