Lewis Hamilton’s actions ‘in line with FIA overtaking guide’

Lewis Hamilton did nothing wrong in his battle with Max Verstappen with James Allison insisting his actions were “absolutely in line with the FIA’s overtaking guide”. This year’s title race was blown up wide at the British Grand Prix when Hamilton, judged by the stewards to be “predominantly at fault”, hit Verstappen as the two fought for the lead on the opening lap. While Verstappen was out of the grand prix, the driver shaken and his RB16B destroyed, Hamilton was hit with a 10-second time penalty for causing a collision.…

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Toto Wolff ‘absolutely’ enjoyed Lewis Hamilton’s Silverstone win

Toto Wolff said he “absolutely” enjoyed celebrating Lewis Hamilton’s win at Silverstone, despite Max Verstappen calling Hamilton’s behaviour “disrespectful and unsportsmanlike.” The seven-time World Champion earned his eighth British Grand Prix victory in front of his home crowd on Sunday, but his title rival took exception to that as he was still getting checked over in hospital after the pair’s high-speed collision at Copse on the first lap. While the Brit did not make too much reference as to the health of Verstappen in his post-race interview, Hamilton was seemingly…

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Glock found Hamilton’s celebrations insensitive

Timo Glock feels Lewis Hamilton should have shown a “little sensitivity” as he celebrated his British GP win while Max Verstappen was in the hospital. Hamilton and Verstappen crashed in Sunday’s British Grand Prix as they fought for the lead on the opening lap. Hamilton made contact with Verstappen at Copse, sending the Red Bull through the gravel and into the barrier at 150mph. Verstappen was taken to hospital for checks as he was said to be feeling dizzy while Hamilton raced his way to the victory. It was his…

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Lewis Hamilton’s calls for Mercedes upgrades set to be ignored

Lewis Hamilton has appealed to his Mercedes team for the W12 to be upgraded – but fears his plea will fall on deaf ears. The seven-time World Champion has dropped 18 points behind Max Verstappen in the Drivers’ standings after three victories in four races for the Dutchman – who would have won all of those but for crashing out of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in the closing stages due to a tyre failure. Also, Mercedes are now trailing by 40 points in the Constructors’ World Championship, with Sergio Perez…

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Pirelli suspect cause of cut found on Lewis Hamilton’s tyre

Mario Isola, Pirelli’s head of F1, says early indications are that debris was the cause of the two tyre failures at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. And Isola suggested Lewis Hamilton had been fortunate to avoid the same fate as Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll for a cut was found on his rear left tyre. On lap 31 in Baku, Stroll, still with the set of hard tyres on his Aston Martin with which he had started the race, suffered a rear-left failure on the long pits straight and crashed into…

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Lewis Hamilton’s ‘slowness’ in Monaco explained by Mercedes

Mercedes‘ chief technical officer James Allison said tyre troubles were partly behind Sir Lewis Hamilton’s struggles in Monaco over the weekend. Allison said the team are usually able to use tyre performance to their advantage, but revealed Mercedes have previously struggled to activate the operating window in the same way around Monaco specifically. Hamilton finished P7 after a tough weekend when he rarely matched team-mate Valtteri Bottas for pace throughout, despite being a three-time winner around Monte Carlo. While tyre issues were a reason behind Hamilton’s lack of pace overall,…

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‘Lewis Hamilton’s one mistake outweighs Max Verstappen’s small errors’

Jolyon Palmer thinks Max Verstappen’s spate of minor driving errors this season should be put in context with the big mistake Lewis Hamilton made at Imola. Verstappen trails Hamilton by eight points in the World Championship standings, but has arguably had the car to be ahead with the Red Bull looking at least the equal of the Mercedes over much of the first three race weekends. However, the Dutchman has allowed opportunities to put more pressure on Hamilton to slip by. In Bahrain, his attempted pass for the race win…

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