I was surprised at the damage to the air intake above Hamilton's head. It collapsed completely. I would have thought that it would be reinforced to support the car in a roll over situation, and keep the head further away from harm.
Thanks for the Halo, without that - likely no more Lewis......
The real disturbing aspect of this and the recent 'Red Bull' and Mercedes' situation is the attitude of Red Bull, namely Horner and Marko.
Both are encouraging Max (Maxident) which will likely lead to a fatality. If it's Hamilton who gets killed, we can already hear Horner saying that it was his fault, nothing to do with Max. Marko would likely be even more extreme.
We saw Max' 'walk past' attitude in the immediate aftermath. Is this what F1 really wants? Ross - time to say something...... Or better, DO something........
Horner appears to have a certain degree of arrogance when talking in public and god knows what the situation is behind closed doors. This has rubbed off on Verstappen. Apparently V Snr is & was a hard man when racing so 'like father'.
Yes the F1 top table needs to look at this lack of thought & humanity displayed after the incident which is attracting comment in the press today. For a start more points on the race licence ?
When it comes to most sports I am non partisan. With F1 I enjoy the racing & rhetoric of all teams but I am slowly losing faith in the Red Bull team, especially the attitude of the management.
Is a fall from grace of Red Bull imminent ?
Think it is good Horner standing up for max ,just as Wolfe does for Hamilton ,,but I did not like the way vestapen got out and just walked passed Hamilton ,,there could have been a fuel leek or anything ,,,yes they may not like each other ,but even though I am a vestapen fan ,,was disappointed he did not give him a help out of car
going into that corner Max's head had gone, 11 second pit stop put him in a seriously bad "red mist" place, proceeds to get out of the car and walk up the track, he wasn't thinking straight. As for giving LH a helping hand might be best left to the marshalls the mood they would both have been in after that
#10 that picture shows just how lucky Lewis has been there, got used to the halo now and has proved its worth time and again
They are nearly all arrogant , driven people , you need to be to survive the Piranha club - isn't that we expect , and secretly enjoy ? It was a routine , low speed and unremarkable shunt that , weirdly, resulted in one car mounting another one . As for red mist - I disagree , just two tough guys seeing who blinked first . Box office gold
# 17 he did sound pretty fired up on the radio, but yes whats not to like about these two going head to head, just try to keep it clean as that is where the real enjoyment is, crashes with DNFs don't last long We surely want the epic race long battles
#17 - Come on John you could hear the frustration in MVs voice while waiting for the RH Fwd wheel man to do his stuff, again.
Of course he will take that back out with him. The pit crew lost him time & he knew it. LH was bearing down rapidly. So he was intent on making up that lost time however he could fueled by frustration & anger from the stop.
I do wonder why this has created such a stir. When I think of accidents such as Webber when Kovaleinen brake tested him or when Kubica went wide behind a meandering Toyota.
Maybe the media is deliberately trying to wind up the Verstappen/Hamilton rivalry.
Not half as good as Spa when Coulthard was stalked by Schumi who wanted just to knock his block off. Angry or what.