'As Verstappen and Hamilton, you don't want to put yourself in that position again'

30-07-2021 18:38 | Updated: 30-07-2021 21:05
by GPblog.com
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'As Verstappen and Hamilton, you don't want to put yourself in that position again'

Now that a new race weekend has begun and Hamilton's penalty is definitely not going to change, the focus can return to the track and the duel between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. Everyone is eager to see how they will fare on the track.

Especially when a battle for victory is to come on Sunday, it will be interesting to see what the behaviour of both men will be like. Speaking to SkySports, Karun Chandhok says he is particularly curious to see how both drivers look for the braking zone after their incident at Silverstone.

"What I want to see is the next time they come together, we can always come up with our theories on their current mental states and level of risk. But ultimately, when they get to the braking zone at turn one, who is going to yield? I would take the 18 points for second, rather than be in the barrier."

Not the same situation again

Johnny Herbert expects the two world championship contenders to hold back a little more than usual. Because a second incident, especially at the start of the race, is close at hand.

"It's down to what becomes important for you in the moment. The experience after Silverstone where Max went off and lost all those points, you're right, it'll be a situation of 'can I make this stick' the barriers are closer. You don't want to put yourself in that position again and you'll actually be a bit more smarter about it,"

On Sunday we will see how both men will behave on the track, especially towards each other. Will it just be another normal race and have both drivers been able to give it a go? Or will we see some of what happened at Silverstone on track?

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