Verstappen and Hamilton ‘unfortunate’ in Monza crash, Alonso says
Verstappen tried to overhaul Hamilton across the exterior at Flip 1 and maintain the within line for Flip 2, however Hamilton had simply emerged from the pits and didn’t yield. With Verstappen not taking to the run-off space, he bounced off the apex curb and was launched up and over Hamilton’s automobile after wheel-to-wheel contact, one thing Alonso says was merely an unfortunate final result for the battle.
“Nicely, they’re there, each champions, and they’re all the time combating to the restrict,” Alonso mentioned. “To be trustworthy … it appears an unlucky place and nook and curb — the automobile jumps just a little bit, after which they contact tire with tire, and the rubber makes one automobile fly over the opposite. But it surely’s low pace, you already know, they’re at 30 or 40kph (20-25mph), there is no such thing as a hazard.
“So I don’t assume that was an enormous factor. Silverstone most likely sure, however (in Monza) it was only a racing incident. I believe Lewis tried to run large in Flip 1 to drive Max to possibly reduce the nook. Max doesn’t reduce the nook, stays on the surface, however then there is no such thing as a risk to make the nook on the within for Flip 2.
“I believe they each did what they need to do. Sadly, they touched one another. I noticed the replay of the beginning as properly, and (Antonio) Giovinazzi and (Charles) Leclerc, they touched in the identical means. (Lance) Stroll and (Sergio) Perez, they touched in the beginning in the identical means in Flip 1 and a pair of.
“However they didn’t contact wheel to wheel, rubber to rubber, tire to tire. So there may be not the identical final result. However this can be a very typical maneuver at Flip 1, Flip 2, and so they have been unfortunate that they contact tire with tire.”
Alonso was talking previous to the stewards giving Verstappen a three-place grid penalty for inflicting a collision, however says a number of different incidents that weren’t even investigated have been very comparable.
“They have been simply racing and in Flip 1 Flip 2, there are at the least 4 or 5 circumstances that have been similar to what occurred to them. Simply separated by millimeters in the event that they contact the ground, they contact the entrance wing or they contact the tire. They contact the tire, nevertheless it’s nothing too completely different that they did in comparison with 5 or 6 incidents that we noticed in the beginning.”