If there is one thing for which the F1 license plate Liberty Media the exploitation of social media to convey all that most exciting or singular has happened on the track should be applauded. The incident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen is obviously godsend for a category looking for topics to pack to make the rounds of social platforms. Below is the video with different angles and the subjective views of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton during the first lap of the British Grand Prix, during which their tussle ended prematurely at Copse with the contact between the front left of the driver Mercedes and the right rear of the Red Bull standard bearer.
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In the video it can be seen clearly how Lewis Hamilton seemed ready to take the lead at the first corner, but Max Verstappen managed to maintain the leadership by exploiting theasphalt over the curb at the exit of the Abbey curve. At that point Hamilton tried to better prepare the acceleration towards Brooklands, succeeding in his intent and arriving at the braking position definitely in front of the Red Bull driver. Verstappen, however, braked very late and in Hamilton’s on board it is clear how the Mercedes driver must delay the search for the ‘rope’ to leave room for the Dutchman avoiding contact. Then we arrive towards the Copse, the place of the crime. Verstappen covers the interior by placing himself in the middle of the track, Hamilton exploits the slipstream as much as possible, then the Dutchman widens to the left to better tackle the fast right-hander but is hit by Hamilton’s front left. A decidedly adrenaline-pumping half-ride.