This is what Verstappen said in 2019 about Senna and Prost's decisive collision

07-12-2021 11:31

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton both have a chance to become world championship this weekend while the rivalry between them and their respective teams is bigger than ever. Verstappen is automatically world champion if both drivers fail to cross the finish line, and a previous video of the Red Bull Racing driver from 2019 shows that such a scenario is indeed possible.

A video from 2019 shows various drivers reacting to the incident between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost during the 1990 Japanese Grand Prix. The race was marred by a collision between the two rivals, which decided the world championship. Senna became world champion for the second time after both drivers were unable to complete the race due to damage to the cars. In 1989, another collision between the two resulted in championship success for the Frenchman.

Verstappen and Pierre Gasly watch the video just like Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris. In response, the Dutchman asks Gasly, "What would you have done in this scenario?" He admits that he would have done the same after which the Dutchman says: "I mean why not?". Should we expect the same situation in Abu Dhabi?

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