There are those who had already seen along, like Zak Brown. The McLaren CEO had been among the few to predict a probable accident between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in the long race for the 2021 world title. The weekend at Silverstone proved him right, with the two contenders touching each other at over 280 km / h at the Copse corner. The Dutchman got the worst of it, flew against the protective barriers with an impact of 51 g and taken to hospital while the race was still underway for investigations. Fortunately, the Hasselt native has not suffered physical ailments, but the episode should provide a warning for the future to both contenders.
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Who appears worried by the possible drift that is taking the world dispute between Mercedes and Red Bull is the former German driver Ralf Schumacher. Speaking with the site Sport Bild, the former standard bearer of Jordan, Williams and Toyota warned Verstappen and Hamilton: “The battle is coming to an end and I really hope nobody gets hurt. Hamilton and Verstappen they are reminding me of Senna and Prost for the way they treat each other”Highlighted the German, now a television commentator. “I think Lewis really wants to break my brother’s seven world title record – added Ralf – Mercedes still has the best engine, but there is something wrong with the car “ he concluded.