Honda boss on Verstappen crash: 'I think it was a racing incident'

21-07-2021 20:00 | Updated: 22-07-2021 00:33
Honda boss on Verstappen crash: 'I think it was a racing incident'

Masashi Yamamoto thinks that the clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton was a racing incident. However, the Honda technical director does think Hamilton might have handled the situation more wisely at the Silverstone circuit.

Yamamoto is asked by AS-Web Yamamoto is asked for his opinion on the much talked about incident of the British Grand Prix. "I think it was a racing incident because both drivers were also on each other's heels in all the previous corners, but the other driver is a seven-time champion," the Japanese chief said.

Shocked reactions

At Red Bull Racing they were white hot with Hamilton after Sunday's race. How did Helmut Marko react to Verstappen's exit? "I was standing next to Marko when it happened, it was the first lap after the start, so everyone was shocked. The race was already over on the first lap," Yamamoto stated to the Japanese medium.

Verstappen's crash allowed Hamilton to make up 25 points in the battle for the 2021 world championship on Sunday. The difference has shrunk to eight points. Hamilton has 177 points, while his Dutch rival has 185 points after ten Grands Prix.

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