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Max Verstappen blasts Lewis Hamilton after crash at Italian Grand Prix


Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the Italian Grand Prix (EPA)

Max Verstappen raged at Lewis Hamilton over his team radio following their crash at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The pair collided on turn two of lap 26 at Monza, with Verstappen’s rear wheel going straight over Hamilton, who was protected by the halo system.

Both drivers were miraculously able to walk away unhurt after the crash as the race, however neither Verstappen or Hamilton checked on each other’s condition.

But Verstappen was clearly furious with Hamilton’s movement in the build up to the incident.

Over the Red Bull team radio, Verstappen snapped: ‘That’s what you get when you don’t leave the space. F****** hell.’

Earlier in the race, Hamilton vented his frustration towards Verstappen over the Mercedes team radio as he claimed his rival had ‘pushed him wide’.

Max Verstappen’s car went right over Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes (Alamy Live News)
Lewis Hamilton’s head was protected from Max Verstappen’s wheel by the halo system (AP)

When giving his verdict on the incident, Sky Sports pundit Martin Brundle said: ‘Lewis left him a car’s width on the way in.

‘Max has earned the right to some space there.

‘If you are going to argue anything, Lewis didn’t leave him a car’s width around the outside.

‘Max was almost fully alongside from what you can see from that angle [on the TV replay].’

Max Verstappen accused Lewis Hamilton of not giving him enough space in the turn (Getty)
Lewis Hamilton was able to walk away unhurt after the crash (AFP via Getty)

Verstappen currently leads the way in the drivers’ standings but is only three points clear of second-placed Hamilton with eight races remaining.

Verstappen was second behind Daniel Ricciardo before a lengthy pit stop dropped him down to 10th place.

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