Ross Brawn doubts Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton will again off within the remaining races of 2021, however the F1 chief hopes the title will not be determined off the observe or “within the obstacles”.
Three races after their excessive profile conflict on the British Grand Prix in July, Verstappen and Hamilton battled as soon as once more final weekend for a similar piece of tarmac.
However this time, each drivers got here off worse once they slid off the observe mid-race at Monza’s first chicane and right into a expensive retirement.
Verstappen was in the end blamed for the run-off, however Brawn believes that each drivers might have averted the skirmish.
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“Max and Lewis visited the stewards after the race and it was Max who was given the blame – and a three-place grid penalty for Russia – for inflicting the collision on the first chicane,” stated Brawn in his post-race column for F1.com.
“Followers might be cut up, I’m certain. It’s clear each drivers might have averted it.
“Finally I believe it’s one other consequence of two guys going face to face and never wanting to offer inch.
“It’s a disgrace they ended up within the gravel as a result of it might have formed as much as be an awesome race – and we had been disadvantaged of that.
“I’m to see what influence this has on their on-going battle for the title. Now we have lived by way of Silverstone which was a serious and controversial incident.”
Brawn would not imagine the on-track fracas between Verstappen and Hamilton, or its penalties, will deter the 2 drivers from butting heads within the remaining rounds given the stakes at play.
“Personally, I wouldn’t say it has modified the dynamic. You’ve bought two cockerels within the farmyard for the time being and we’re seeing the consequence of it,” added Brawn.
“I don’t assume both will again off at any second for the remainder of the 12 months however I hope the championship is received on the observe not within the obstacles or the stewards room.”
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