Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton collided with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in a HUGE crash at the British Grand Prix on Sunday.
Hamilton headed into the race trailing Verstappen by 32 points in the Drivers’ World Championship and found himself in serious need of a victory on home soil.
The British driver got it, with Verstappen not collecting a single point, having crashed out of the race in a collision with his rival in the very first lap.
Taking the Copse corner at Silverstone, at speeds of around 180mph (290kmh), neither driver showed any signs of backing down, with Hamilton affording Verstappen very little space to get around the outside.
As a result, the two drivers collided, with Verstappen coming off FAR worse than than seven-time world champion Hamilton and ending up in hospital as a result.
Hamilton was slapped with a ten second penalty, but it wasn’t enough to prevent him from winning the British Grand Prix and closing the gap at the top of the Drivers’ World Championship.
It was a moment of real controversy which has got the entire F1 community talking. See the footage for yourself – do you think Hamilton should have faced more serious punishment?
Verstappen and Hamilton collide!
The title rivals come together at Copse, pitching Verstappen into a high-speed crash.
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