In the aftermath of the Lewis Hamilton crash, Max Verstappen said he “would’ve been murdered in my day.”
Following the Silverstone collision involving Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, Sir Jackie Stewart has expressed his concern about Formula One.
After Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s dramatic incident at the British Grand Prix, F1 icon Sir Jackie Stewart expressed concern over drivers’ “liberties.” On the opening lap at Silverstone, Hamilton and Verstappen collided head-on at about 180 mph, brutally spearing the Dutchman into the gravel trap and into the tyre barrier.
Although he appeared unharmed when he climbed out of the car, Verstappen was taken to the hospital for additional inspection before being released with no severe injuries.
Stewart told talkSPORT, “Lewis’ encounter with Verstappen was quite frightening for me.” “Verstappen would have been killed if that had happened in my day and well after my day.
“The racing course has been made so safe, the run-off areas so large, and the buildings that he [Verstappen] finally came to a stop on, and the g-forces were immense even then. That, I believe, was an excellent illustration of Silverstone’s efforts to make the circuit safer.
“However, people are taking more risks today than they did previously since the punishments aren’t as severe; it’s now so safe that I believe people are taking too many risks.
“The early laps at Silverstone were an excellent example of it since I believe both drivers were overdriving, especially considering it was only the first lap.
“We have to redress that, and unfortunately, it sometimes takes a big, big action or even a life to bring that to true understanding.”
After another catastrophic weekend for Red Bull, which saw the team involved in another shunt with a Mercedes driver, this time Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton currently leads the driver standings by eight points.
On the run down to Turn one, Bottas locked up while braking in wet conditions, smashing into the back of McLaren’s Lando Norris.
Norris then hit Verstappen, who suffered significant damage to his barge board, prompting Bottas to slide into Perez, forcing him to retire.
As the lights went down, the incident brought out the red flag, and after some uncertainty with changing conditions, Hamilton found himself the only one who didn’t change his tyres for the restart, cutting a lonely figure on the grid.
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