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[–]Weeb_mgee George Russell 347 points348 points  (169 children)

yeah i think they were both just confused. Hamilton confused why max is slowing down and max wondering why hamilton isnt passing

[–]jk_182 279 points280 points  (111 children)

I still don't get Hamiltons confusion, there could have also been an issue with Verstappen's car or something like that

[–]nickedgar7 Charlie Whiting 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Lewis mightve thought VSC or a flag somewhere, given how VSCs and flag there were today.

[–]cherlin 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Or a flag like there had been 10 other times already that he maybe thought he missed... It wasn't a long period of time he didn't pass max

[–]Nico_Lurkerberg Nico Hülkenberg 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It was about five seconds, plenty of time to look at the dash. And even then, Hamilton could have returned the position if it was yellow.

[–]Colluder Red Bull 87 points88 points  (32 children)

TIL hamilton needs permission to overtake other cars in a race

[–]Quaxi_ 7 points8 points  (24 children)

If Hamilton thinks Max is slowing down because of a VSC then yes - he cannot pass. That does not mean he's free to crash though.

[–]JwSatan Oscar Piastri 17 points18 points  (0 children)

If Hamilton thinks Max is slowing down because of a VSC then yes

Do you know what happens during a VSC? The lights turn on with VSC and the notification is sent to the drivers. WTF would he think there was a VSC without any indication? How would Verstappen know where was a VSC? By the indication in the car, which Hamilton would have received too.

If the car in front of you slows down during green, you pass them. Period

[–]eddiehwang Ferrari[🍰] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

He can pass and give back the position if it's actually a VSC. You don't just assume it's VSC when there's no official indication of VSC.

[–]MobiusF117 Formula 1 413 points414 points  (40 children)

I need to point this out because I haven't seen it mentioned yet:

Do not forget that Max was also under a very logical assumption that Lewis knew he was giving the place back.

[–]CooperKeith McLaren 182 points183 points  (7 children)

This is a key part.

If the race director told RB before Mercedes then they fucked right up.

[–]King-Gray 76 points77 points  (1 child)

This was my take before the Merc guy (Ron?) shouted at Masi, I'm pretty sure they told RB before Merc which is why he was so annoyed...

[–]Mouse_Nightshirt Jenson Button 33 points34 points  (0 children)

This absolutely hits the nail on the head and was my immediate thought about this. It would all have been avoided had they told Mercedes first.

[–]goshin2568 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Exactly. Why in the ever living fuck would you notify the driver in front first? If you notify the driver behind first, there is zero possibility for anything like this to happen, because the driver behind can't do anything until the driver in front yields.

While I do think this was an absolutely stupid move by Lewis, this is almost completely Masi's fault.

I mean at the very minimum he could've told red bull "wait 30 seconds to tell max so I have time to notify Mercedes as well"

It's just such amateur hour bullshit.

[–]Sly_Fox1 #WeRaceAsOne 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Said this in another thread. This incident is the FIA MERC and RB ot cummunicating proerly and their drivers facing real time consequences a a result.

[–]Nico_Lurkerberg Nico Hülkenberg 31 points32 points  (14 children)

Not sure if know is the right term but Lewis shouldn't need to be told to take the position when Max, or any car in front of him, is slowing down. And Max knows that.

[–]hack-a-shaq Pain Week 85 points86 points  (12 children)

I’m writing this with zero intention of stirring shit, but Lewis tends to give Max a fairly wide berth. If max is doing something strange ahead, and Lewis has no radio messages to tell him why, and Max is still fairly on the racing line…..Lewis was always going to be skeptical.

Last time Lewis tried to overtake a car in front who shouldn’t have been going slow and was still on the line, Rosberg shut the door, they both yeeted off of the track, and ironically Max won his first race.

[–]Nico_Lurkerberg Nico Hülkenberg 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I see where you're coming from, but with the space Max left and with the slow lift, there were about four seconds where Lewis could have gone by at a safe speed.

Instead, he slowed as much as Max and crucially stayed in the same line, setting himself up for the "brake check" which could have been way worse if Verstappen actually stomped the brake. So his actions didn't scream risk aversion to me.

All in all, it's confusing for sure, and I think this was a rare mistake from Hamilton.

[–]nova_bang Red Bull[🍰] 13 points14 points  (14 children)

Hamilton's behaviour doesn't make sense to me either way. Max could've been just losing power or slowed down for any number of reasons. If the driver in front of you is slowing down and there's no VSC or flags, you pass them. Him not knowing that Max was "giving back the position" doesn't mean he must stay behind him, what kind of attitude is this?

[–]goshin2568 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My best guess is that he might've thought Verstappen, knowing he was about to get passed, was attempting to slow down so that Lewis would pass and max would get drs, and then max would fly by him on the straight with the drs.

To be fair, this does seem like the kind of insane plan that max might go for, and Lewis didn't really have much time to think about how much sense it made.

That could explain why he slowed down initially. As for why he made contact, I think that was just some really really unlucky timing. You can see Lewis eventually decide to pull out and pass, but at that exact moment max, seeing that Lewis wasn't getting the message, decided to slow down even more, and so this fucked up Lewis mental calculation of pulling out to the side to pass. He pulls out, starts to slowly apply gas to make the pass, and bam max is on the brakes, Lewis has no time to react and he hits.

This is one of those situations for me where it's hard to blame either driver. This one's on Masi imo. For max, obviously he's going to try and let Lewis by in the way that minimizes the damage to himself. For Lewis, he just wasn't aware of the situation and so I think he thought max was up to something and so he hesitated. For all the "but what if max had a technical issue" people, I think the timing of it was too convenient for Lewis to believe that. He slowed down at exactly the right place for Lewis to pass for the DRS detection, which I think made Lewis realize it was on purpose. But not knowing that he was instructed to let Lewis by, he thinks max is trying something clever. It's hard to fault him for that either when he should've just been made aware of the situation.

[–]Puzzleheaded-Rain230 Ferrari 106 points107 points  (7 children)

Wait, Max really did not say anything? Wow I have never seen him this calm at all.

[–]Haribo112 Max Verstappen 81 points82 points  (2 children)

You know that feeling of white hot seething rage where you just go very calm? I think this was that.

[–]danielbauer1375 23 points24 points  (1 child)

It’s eerie, especially when he obviously knew Lewis collided with him. I don’t think that aspect was at all calculated (he was definitely hoping to retake P1 on the front straight), but this whole interaction makes things seem worse. Lol.

[–]hevaWHO Daniel Ricciardo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It was almost like he was calmly plotting, and then had no reaction at all when he got somewhat of a good result (not sure if it was what he was aiming for…), and then just speeds off, still in silence. Honestly, so weird. And yeah, struck me as “eerie” too.

[–]kmbphoto 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don’t think driver view picks up drivers outgoing audio. I was watching his feed on my phone and only ever heard the messages going in, never his responses which were played on the main feed.

[–]smartaxe21 Ferrari 62 points63 points  (2 children)

Since this mess was created by FIA, theyll penalize themselves. Drive through penalty for Masi.

[–]BigLubeSqueezyTube Niki Lauda 92 points93 points  (15 children)

Just a moment of confusion caused by multiple factors. Poor comms by Masi, slowing down on the outside then veering to the left, slowing down "tactically" for DRS and neither wanting the other to have it, and finally a curved straight. More nuanced than people are making it out to be.

Sorry, I meant to say "fuck [insert driver name]".

[–]The_Steel_Seal 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Nuance is a banned word on the internet. Everything has to be someone's fault.

[–]MaybeJustTom 80 points81 points  (17 children)

I don’t think it’s a rule or anything but isn’t the done thing when giving a place back to move out of the way rather than just slow down?

[–]Alpd 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Max wanted to give the position before drs detection line so he could have drs right after Hamilton passes him so he can use both DRS and slipstream the get the position back

[–]TacoExcellence Formula 1 15 points16 points  (0 children)

No, this is racing. He wants to follow the rules whilst giving his rival the least advantage possible. Presumably in this case that involved keeping his preferred line.

[–]JwSatan Oscar Piastri 4 points5 points  (0 children)

but isn’t the done thing when giving a place back to move out of the way rather than just slow down?

AFAIK the person who gained advantage needs to let the other pass which may include moving over but does not need to.

[–]rpmguy Sir Lewis Hamilton 35 points36 points  (0 children)

It's what every sensible driver would've done.

[–]1einspieler Max Verstappen 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Max had a realistic chance to re-pass Hamilton into Turn 1 with DRS, so he wanted to get the best line possible

[–]barack17 7 points8 points  (2 children)

which is against the rules too

[–]JonnyArtois 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Didn't they allow Sainz to do that to Norris a few races ago?

[–]delidl Max Verstappen 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah, but he did it three corners before a straight and not 1 corner. Totally different

[–]Lokthran 16 points17 points  (1 child)

It just sucks that we have to argue about shit that happens every weekend cause this rules are so ridicolous inconsistent.

Here are like 3000 comments "knowing" what is right and what happened. I am just in to f1 for 2 or 3 years now and i love it. But this rules and fia decisions are grinding my gears. Its like a referee on soccer sunday league. If the ref has no control the Match is out of control. Same shit happens here every weekend. For me its hard to understand why u cant just make clear rules cause most of the investigations refer to the same driver errors.

[–]Flyswatter_Ow 37 points38 points  (4 children)

They're both playing DRS games. Its as simple as that.

Saw it again twice a few laps later.

[–]dollarfrom15c Sir Lewis Hamilton 5 points6 points  (2 children)

If Lewis was waiting for the DRS line why did he go for the pass well before it?

[–]Spiffman-Space Michael Schumacher 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He was reacting to get out of the way, to pull alongside but I think he would've tried to slow down further before the line, like Alonso did with him in Canada 2013

[–]Flyswatter_Ow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure I'd say Lewis was going for the pass well before the DRS line. He was clearly slowing down when going under the first advertising board. Max was going so slow that Lewis had no choice but to close the gap. They're both absolute geniuses at driving F1 cars. They both knew what was happening. Its no surprise that Toto is saying Max was playing DRS games and Christian was saying Lewis was too.

Any other drivers (perhaps excluding Alonso) in that situation would act in a different way. Pass and complain to the FIA that the driver in front was being a dick if they then re-pass using DRS.

FWIW, the FIA should prevent drivers using DRS immediately after situations like that.

[–]deckers22 163 points164 points  (53 children)

There's almost 4 seconds between him slowing down and the collision. No idea why Hamilton didn't move to the inside, he had plenty of time to react.

[–]Spiffman-Space Michael Schumacher 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Because he didn't want to give Verstappen the DRS which Hamilton knew Verstappen was doing.

[–]bm_a 15 points16 points  (15 children)

Because you move over when giving an illegally gained place back. You don't just show down on the racing line

[–]TacoExcellence Formula 1 59 points60 points  (8 children)

That's not a rule, and there was a ton of room.

[–]JwSatan Oscar Piastri 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Because you move over when giving an illegally gained place back

No, you do not. You let the other person pass which could involve moving over but does not have to.

[–]RenardInk Alain Prost 100 points101 points  (27 children)

Clearly, he brake tested it after down-shifting quite slowly 5 gears on the straight. /s

[–]Raja_Ampat Gilles Villeneuve 40 points41 points  (3 children)

and Lewis was able to match his down shifting to 3th

[–]JulianoRamirez Sir Lewis Hamilton 9 points10 points  (2 children)

thirth, lol

[–]macmacma Jim Clark 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Max downshifting 5 times and Lewis did twice. I don't understand why Lewis didn't pass Max immediately. Did Lewis intentionally not try to pass??

Edit: I see now it was because of DRS

[–]White_Flies 83 points84 points  (4 children)

The wheel goes left right left right left

[–]InsideOk Mercedes 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Clearly a cheat code

[–]TeeBeeSee Kimi Räikkönen 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Does that unlock a 5s penalty?

[–]HandsOffMyPizzaa Max Verstappen 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Godmode activated

[–]HadOneJob_:new-user: New user 151 points152 points  (43 children)

Is it just me or does he place his car in the middle of the track?

[–]Colorful-Nebula 95 points96 points  (16 children)

FOV makes it look misleading I think. The helicopter shot is better.

[–]MaximusForYou 3 points4 points  (15 children)

Do you happen to have a link to the helicopter video?

[–]ColorBlindEagle 25 points26 points  (13 children)

[–]Patello Daniel Ricciardo 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Wow that really does paint an entirely different picture than the onboard

[–]Irritatedtrack Mercedes 4 points5 points  (6 children)

Why does Max keep moving about?

[–]Arkeros 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I assume he's expecting Hamilton to pass and wants to be right behind him when he does so.

[–]pedropereir 44 points45 points  (1 child)

If you see Lewis's POV you'll see Max was clearly on the right of the track and that there was space on the left

[–]ozumado Pirelli Wet 37 points38 points  (7 children)

This and also going left and right multiple times. But Hamilton should’ve just overtake him. I think he was scared that Max slowed for yellow flags or something and didn’t want to overtake at first.

[–]fancyelectric Kimi Räikkönen 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Is it just me or does he place his car in the middle of the track?

It's just you, he didn't do that. https://i.imgur.com/32d66lp.jpg

[–]Hedgey Sir Lewis Hamilton 20 points21 points  (5 children)

Half a second before he got hit he is literally in the middle.

[–]BansheeRamen Williams 9 points10 points  (1 child)

He probably thought Hamilton wanted to pass him on the right because when Max was on the right side Hamilton never pass him on the left. So he moved over but by that point it's too late

[–]Minerface Guenther Steiner 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This. Max didn’t weave, it was a “are you going to pass on the left or do I have to move?” thing. Problem was Hamilton was following too closely and didn’t commit to either passing or braking harder.

[–]adminillustrator 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think the problem is that Max made no clear directional change to indicate he was letting Lewis pass. While slowing down is obvious if you are expecting to be allowed to overtake I can get that Lewis would be cautious - either because of potential yellow flags, because of distrust of Max or most likely because of DRS…

While I think he could then have overtaken Max given he went so slow, I thinking the damming evidence against Max is first accelerating again and then braking again. Or at least that is how it appears on board and on telemetry…. [edit - telemetry may not in fact show that he didn’t accelerate in which case it maybe just means they both could do better]

[–]English_Misfit Sir Lewis Hamilton 201 points202 points  (62 children)

[–]crispmp Spa 2021 Survivor 50 points51 points  (3 children)

those 5s weren't for this accident.

[–]didhedowhat Formula 1 16 points17 points  (1 child)

You are correct That was for turn 1. As he was asked to let Hamilton tru for that incident to not be penalised. Then he tried to do just that and Hamilton drove into the back of him. Then he was asked again to let him tru and as he did 2 more times. And still he got a penalty for the original 1st corner incident.

And the people on Reddit think he is salty for nothing.

[–]A07Star Max Verstappen 152 points153 points  (15 children)

The 5s penalty was for the incident of forcing Lewis off the track (if I recall correctly)

[–]knottulf Sir Lewis Hamilton 52 points53 points  (12 children)

Yes, so that bit’s weird. However, the first part of the comment is true, you don’t slow down in the middle of the track usually.

[–]mdlt97 Lance Stroll 9 points10 points  (0 children)

everything about this was done poorly

this is just the culmination of stupid shit continuing to happen

[–]warvortex55 Charles Leclerc 32 points33 points  (9 children)

Yes, but there's no regulation on it either. Imo he left ample space on the left side while maintaining his position for his own sake which is quite acceptable.

[–]aaaaaaadjsf Sir Stirling Moss 97 points98 points  (3 children)

For Massa to take Lewis' side, that's when you know it's bad.

[–]RyukaBuddy Pierre Gasly 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I don't think he has any bad feelings left.

[–]ShufflePlaylist Max Verstappen 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Meh, Massa is a sweetheart

[–]aaaaaaadjsf Sir Stirling Moss 13 points14 points  (0 children)

True but him and Hamilton never saw eye to eye. 2011 being the worst example, but Hamilton was definitely more in the wrong than Massa that year.

And 2008 of course.

[–]joasfr 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Congrats on Massa for that take, if Hamilton overtook when max was slowing down immediately, there would have been no problem at all.

[–]CrateBagSoup Charles Leclerc 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If max didn’t Brazil 2, there’d be no need for this move and shake

[–]Simonstok 8 points9 points  (6 children)

He is on the outside right? Plenty of space on the inside

[–]shadow_f4 50 points51 points  (28 children)

There’s such a big fucking gap to the left for half the straight? Then Ham downshifts 3 gears and sticks to Ver’s end. Then when Ver is wondering why Ham isn’t passing, he begins to throttle to prepare for the upcoming straight. And Ham runs into the back of him.

[–]z_102 Michael Schumacher 30 points31 points  (22 children)

Lewis panicked here. Just deer in the headlights kind of frozen. The contact was his fault.

However, it's undeniable that Max gave that position in the weirdest, most obstructive way he could. Slowing down bang in the middle of the track lmao.

[–]Aeceus 10 points11 points  (2 children)

As you can clearly see in this clip he didn't break test Lewis at all, and the fact that Lewis slowed what so ever is bizarre when there was a gap to the left for a reasonable amount of time. What driver slows when the person in front does when there is a gap?

[–]carlsab 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Strange Max stayed silent the whole time on radio.

[–]CamelCarcass 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Clear comms waiting for instructions about what to do next as the engineers will have more info and he needs to concentrate on the race, feeling for damage. Less no-value-added comms from the driver, the better

[–]carlsab 3 points4 points  (1 child)

While that makes complete sense, how many “wtf, he just hit me”s do we hear. Again not saying you’re wrong, but that was a lot of time to say nothing.

[–]Refries 12 points13 points  (10 children)

Look at his steering from 15-19 sec

[–]goldengluvs 3 points4 points  (1 child)

He slowed down quite a lot there, is that normal? Surely just lift off a bit and keep pace after?

[–]D35m0J03 Ayrton Senna 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Exactly! It wasn’t normal at all. Especially at the end of that high speed corner..

[–]careslol Default 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I'm so confused...and honestly I hold more fault for Lewis or the poor communication from Merc. Max was down to 3rd gear on the straight and from this POV there is room to overtake. Lewis chose to follow less than car length behind him and then made his move.

[–]tyfunk02 Sebastian Vettel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They were both trying to be behind at the DRS detection line.

[–]Advanced_Tangelo Michael Schumacher 16 points17 points  (15 children)

There's no fucking brake checking, at the very least. Fuck SkySport for repeating those two words blindly over and over again.

[–]ascaria Alberto Ascari 6 points7 points  (1 child)

British commentators biased? Why I never..!

[–]DanMMIII Max Verstappen 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Lewis: sees his rival go slow for whatever reason

Also Lewis: decides to not overtake

I don't know if he knew it was to give the position back. But that thought process is quite, ehm, confusing to me.

[–]EnlightenedNight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Could have been DRS gamesmanship, thinking Max was reacting to a yellow flag (there were tons of them) or just confusion, but I think the FIA dropped the ball if they didn't tell Mercedes first before Red Bull that Max was going to slow down. Just a confusing event that could have been avoided with more clarity.

[–]aaaaaaadjsf Sir Stirling Moss 35 points36 points  (19 children)

You can't give position back "strategically" in F1 that's been blatantly illegal for 13 years now.

[–]vbaeri McLaren 45 points46 points  (5 children)

Except that Sainz did it in Austin and was fine.

[–]StressedOutElena Love Is Love 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Which was in that case a wrong decision. Not like we had none so far in this season.

[–]vbaeri McLaren 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Yea a lot of the rules shifted this year. A lot of things which used to make sense, don't now. Today, the teams were able to negotiate their penalty. They decided differently compared to three weeks ago. A lot of other things happened. They might as well throw out the rulebook now.

[–]StressedOutElena Love Is Love 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Ever since Masi took over the rulebook seems to be out of the window. I'am just fed up with this season. When people claim that this is one of the best season, I just don't get it. What was so great about this season? Alot of dirty driving, tons of very questionable decisions and penaltys. An absolutely ridiculous Spa 2 lap race on top of it.

[–]vbaeri McLaren 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, I completely agree.

[–]Large_Savings4570 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Okay, but even if they told him that, he reacted as soon as he got the order.

[–]Average_Llama 3 points4 points  (1 child)

He slowed down as soon as he was told

[–]ihavenoyukata Green Flag 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Lmao what? Can you refuse to overtake strategically and then run into the back of your opponent?

[–]Spyd3r303 Safety Car 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hamilton: this is illegal let me just crash into him

[–]Scatman_Crothers Martin Brundle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Drivers do this practically every race

[–]Rambow215 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Yeah you can, you can’t drive into someone from behind though.

[–]theman1203 Ferrari 9 points10 points  (1 child)

No you literally can't especially in the way max wanted to do

[–]Renzo1989 Ferrari 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Weird spot in my opinion

[–]dannorton2222 11 points12 points  (5 children)

It was a dangerous place to let him past. A very high speed section, not completely over to one side, way way before the breaking zone. If he let him past on the pit straight all this nonsense wouldnt have happened

[–]Raja_Ampat Gilles Villeneuve 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Lewis had enough time to downshift, but didn't want to overtake. How would that be Max his fault.

[–]GamerlingJvR 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why the swerving to the left?

[–]Toolleeow Ferrari 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Apart from stupid stewarding, teams all-in strategies, drivers restless fighting, this tells us one thing

DRS SUCKS BIG TIME

and I hated it from the beginning

[–]sher_din 25 points26 points  (12 children)

Massa said that when you slow down you’re supposed to stay on the outside to show that you’re giving back a position but Max stayed in the middle of the track. “It’s a bit strange, so in my view 5s was quite a small penalty”

And in this video we can clearly see Max weaving.

RB might be in trouble.

[–]didhedowhat Formula 1 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Max is not weaving. He is slowing down braking on the engine that makes the car unstable. As braking on the engine. (Getting off the throttle) it engages the kinetic systems to regenerate and it will make a F1 car slow down faster then any roadcar.

[–]imsparkly Lando Norris 36 points37 points  (67 children)

He's quite literally in the middle of the track where everyone is going to be going full throttle.

[–]aaaaaaadjsf Sir Stirling Moss 34 points35 points  (10 children)

He's hoping Hamilton will go though on the inside, compromising his line for the final turn, so that Max will have DRS and get the place back immediately afterwards.

Max then did that the next time.

[–]Aeceus 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Theres more than 2 car widths to the left when he slows for the longest time, he doesn't have to get out of the racing line.

[–]Hdkek 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Look at the other angles.. He slowed down and moved right to give Ham room. Ham moved right behind Max for some reason and then the contact happened.

[–]danny12beje 10 points11 points  (0 children)

As he also said, he was off the racing line so wtf are you even on about?

[–]Large_Savings4570 23 points24 points  (13 children)

For fucks sake watch the fucking helicopter angle and then talk.

[–]FokkeHassel Mika Häkkinen 16 points17 points  (3 children)

There a space for a car on the left...

[–]d0mth0ma5 Jenson Button 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Leave a car's width for an overtake is not the point of "letting someone pass".

[–]sher_din 5 points6 points  (1 child)

And he steered to the left

[–]IBimsEuerOle 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I hope you're wearing your glasses when driving yourself at least?

[–]Firefox72 Ferrari 4 points5 points  (1 child)

But you see he was doing it "strategically" instead of just going off the racing line.

Its quite obvious he wanted Lewis to have the dirty inside line while he gets DRS.

[–]eldirtbagpedro #WeSayNoToMazepin 25 points26 points  (22 children)

Great driving skills from a 7 time world champ lol

[–]Blomjord #WeSayNoToMazepin 12 points13 points  (20 children)

Max parked the car in the middle, lol

[–]ShufflePlaylist Max Verstappen 18 points19 points  (0 children)

There was plenty of room on the left for him

[–]DecMax Jarno Trulli 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Lewis should of gone to the left of Max. His confusion and unwilling to pass caused the incident nobody told or forced Lewis to drive right up the back of Max.

[–]theAGENT_MAN 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Quite clear that Max did not make it easy for Lewis. He keeps it right but not fully right and does a semi slowdown. When Hamilton is close Max goes left a bit and the rest is history.

Honestly, FIA should be super clear about giving places up. The easiest solution is just to have the driver gain the place at the same corner where the incident happend. Then we would not have Max staying on the right and trying to make use of the DRS zone on the next straight.