Fernando Alonso performed down the race-ending collision between System 1’s championship contenders on Sunday, describing it as a racing incident which concerned no hazard.
Photos of Max Verstappen‘s right-rear wheel passing near Lewis Hamilton’s crash helmet raised security issues. Nevertheless Alonso believes the low pace of the crash meant much less danger was concerned in comparison with their earlier collision at Silverstone’s high-speed Copse nook.
The stewards held Verstappen answerable for the collision and handed him a three-place grid penalty for the approaching race. Nevertheless Alonso described the crash as a “racing incident”.
“I simply appeared on the incident and it appears an unlucky place and nook and kerb,” Alonso defined on Sunday night at Monza. “The automotive jumps a bit of bit and so they simply touched tyre with tyre and the rubber makes one automotive [fly].
“But it surely’s low-speed, they’re at 30 or 40kph, there is no such thing as a hazard, there is no such thing as a nothing. So I don’t suppose that right this moment was an enormous factor. Silverstone, most likely sure, however right this moment it was only a racing incident.”
Alonso identified a number of different drivers got here near having related collisions throughout the weekend with out the identical end result.
“I believe Lewis tried to run in flip one to pressure, possibly, Max to chop the nook. Max doesn’t lower the nook, keep within the outdoors, however then there is no such thing as a nook attainable to make on the within for flip two. They each they did what they need to do and sadly they touched one another.
“I noticed the replay of this begin as nicely and Giovinazzi [and] Leclerc touched in the identical method, Stroll and Perez they touched in the identical method, flip one and two, however they didn’t contact wheel-to-wheel, rubber-to-rubber, tyre to tyre. So there may be not the identical end result.
“However this can be a very troublesome manoeuvre, flip one, flip two and so they’ve been unfortunate that they touched tyre with tyre.”
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