Watch dramatic newly-released dash-cam footage of Lewis Hamilton’s head being run over by F1 rival Max Verstappen


NEWLY-RELEASED dash-cam footage reveals merely how extreme Lewis Hamilton’s smash with Max Verstappen at Sunday’s Italian GP may need been.

The F1 icons collided as a result of the Dutchman tried an overtake into the Turn 1 chicane and it resulted in him almost working over the Brit’s head.

New dash-cam footage reveals Max Verstappen virtually working over Lewis Hamilton’s head on Sunday

Verstappen acquired a 3 place grid penalty as a result of of this.

And solely the halo safety system on Hamilton’s automotive stopped the British legend from being considerably injured.

He walked away with solely a headache and a sore neck nonetheless it may need been quite a bit worse.

And the newly launched footage from the doorway of Hamilton’s automotive reveals merely how life-threatening the smash may need been.

The video was posted on F1’s Twitter account, was watched better than 200,000 events and bought better than 13,000 likes and 1,800 retweets.

Verstappen tried to maneuver nonetheless failed to complete the switch and bounced OVER Hamilton’s automotive as a result of the Mercedes driver defended his place.


With every males out of the race, Formula One stewards waited until after the chequered flag to guage the incident.

Both had been known as to answer questions on the crash and it was decided that Verstappen, 23, must be handed a three-place penalty for the next race’s starting grid.

Two penalty components have moreover been added to the Red Bull star’s licence, which was beforehand clear.

After reviewing the footage, stewards determined that Verstappen was by no means even ahead of Hamilton’s entrance wheel and subsequently did not have the becoming to the racing line.

The Brit was moreover thought of to have taken an ‘avoiding line’ to limit the chances of contact alongside along with his rival.


That left them with the view that Hamilton had put his automotive in a ‘low cost’ place’ and Verstappen was ‘predominantly responsible’.

The incident moreover seen the 36-year-old escape in all probability extreme injury as a result of the Red Bull bounced off the halo gadget above his head.

It left Hamilton feeling ‘sore’ nonetheless every males walked away from the scene of the crash.

Hamilton was initially in opposition to the Halo’s introduction.

He talked about 4 years prior to now: “It positively doesn’t look good; everyone knows that.

“I consider we’re transferring within the course of a closed cockpit. The points which have occurred with drivers being hit on the head, it is kind of crazy that instantly we’re nonetheless prone.

“Our head is the most precious part of our body; it is exposed. I definitely don’t argue against it.”


But 4 years on, well-known individual Hamilton talked about after Sunday’s crash: “I am so grateful I am still here. I feel incredibly blessed that someone was watching over me today.

“I don’t assume I’ve ever been hit on the head by a automotive sooner than – and it is pretty an enormous shock for me.

“We are taking risks and it’s only when you experience something like that that you get the real shock of how you look at life and how fragile we all are.”

Verstappen had carried out down his place inside the collision sooner than seeing the stewards.

He declared: “These things happen. We are all professional enough to get on with it and keep on racing each other.

“But I did not rely on him to keep up on squeezing, squeezing, squeezing. He did not even need to.

“If he would have left me a automotive width we would have raced out of Turn 2 and he would have most probably would have stayed in entrance anyway.

“He kept on pushing me wider and wider and at one point there was nowhere to go and he pushed me onto the sausage kerb and that is why we touched, because the rear tyre bumped up to his tyre.”

Following the ultimate of a triple-header of races in Italy, F1 now heads to Sochi for the Russian GP on September 26.

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Verstappen elevated his lead inside the Drivers’ Championship to five components after ending second in Saturday’s sprint qualifying.

Hamilton talked about: “I made sure I left a car’s width on the outside for him. I went into Turn 1 and I was ahead and was ahead going into Turn 2, then all of a sudden he was on top of me.”

Sir Jackie Stewart has since slammed Verstappen for not checking on Hamilton as a result of the Dutchman walked away from the crash.


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