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Webber on clash Verstappen and Hamilton: 'Bring on more of it'

Webber on clash Verstappen and Hamilton: 'Bring on more of it'

27-07-2021 12:28 Last update: 15:18


According to former Formula 1-driver Mark Webber F1 should do nothing against the fierce duel between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. The two drivers collided on the first lap at Silverstone, causing Verstappen to crash and retire.

Motorsport.com reports that Webber was asked about the incident during a W Series media call. He doesn't think F1 should intervene to prevent the fight between Verstappen and Hamilton from escalating further.

"It's brilliant. It's exactly what we want", Webber said. "I think it was one of the best first laps we've seen in a long time. It's been coming, they've had some brilliant wheel-to-wheel battles – Barcelona, Imola, Bahrain. We all knew this was coming. Bring on more of it."

Expectations in Hungary

With a difference of just eight points between the two rivals, the upcoming race in Hungary will be exciting. Webber looks ahead to the race weekend.

"I think that Lewis is magical at Budapest, he's absolutely phenomenal at that track. Mind you Max is handy as well. "I think the Red Bull will be strong at that track, so Max could have a bit of a Red Bull Ring sort of weekend – pole and then disappear. Lewis might not get a punch on him", Webber said.

"But let's see. As I said, Hamilton has won a lot of races at the Hungaroring in sub-par machinery. Races he had no right to win, but he did win. Hamilton is going to need to be at his best again. Verstappen is... you know, he's a gladiator. That's exactly what we expect of him. It's going to be a good weekend", said the former Red Bull driver.

Verstappen and Hamilton to clash more often

According to Webber, things will go wrong between the two drivers more often this season, but he is looking forward to it. "Every race is important now, and inevitably there will be some more carbon fibre between the pair of them going into the air. But happy days, that's what we watch the sport for. Two of the best duking it out."

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