“Hamilton has exaggerated a bit in light of the level of grip and in fact if you look closely at the images he ‘drifted’ hitting Verstappen”. So Daniel Ricciardo he began to give his opinion on the incident on the first lap that knocked out the Red Bull driver after contact with the reigning champion.
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“Copse is the last of the places where you want to have such a contact – added Ricciardo – the impact was devastating and what matters is that Max is fine. I certainly do not want to put myself here to judge what happened and say ‘he should have done this, no he should have acted differently’, they both gave everything, as I said maybe Hamilton has exaggerated a bit too much. But it was totally unintentional on her part the contact. A bit like what happened between Russell and Sainz yesterday, these things happen on the first lap, with the cars full of petrol and the tires cold. Furthermore, at those speeds and with such particular trajectories Hamilton and Verstappen both lost aerodynamic load in setting the curve. They risked coming into contact for the whole season, it happened today at high speed at a fairly critical point ”.