By doing so, the defending champion will wipe out Verstappen’s drivers’ championship lead and the pair will take part in the final race of the season with points at the Abu Dhabi level.
Belgium Dutchman leads in the championship race, but cannot beat Hamilton in Jeddah as seven title winners claim victory in a race that saw two red flags when five drivers crashed. was.
The biggest incident happened after Verstappen was completely off course to overtake Hamilton. The Red Bull man was then ordered to overtake Hamilton, but suddenly braked and a 36-year-old man bumped behind a 24-year-old vehicle.
“Max was trying to give up the place,” Horner told Sky Sports. “We’re going to give up on race control and let Max take off. I think Lewis was up.
“do not know [Hamilton] I was messed up looking for the DRS line. It was clear that we gave up on the place.
“It’s weird because Lewis is slowing behind him, it sounds like he’s lifting.
“as if [Hamilton] I didn’t want to overtake him because of DRS. We were trying to give up the place, so Lewis drove behind Max’s car.
“We did a lot of damage from it. It’s very, very frustrating.”
Hamilton called Verstappen “f ***** g crazy” Belgium-for the way the Dutch drove during the incident, and The Britons also said they were “confused” by Verstappen’s actions...
Meanwhile, Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff I tried to maintain diplomacy.
The Austrian told Sky Sports: “I don’t want to put dirty laundry here … but it was spectacular, but it wasn’t a good race.”
Regarding the clash between Hamilton and Verstappen, Wolff said: [Verstappen] It was decelerating, accelerating again, and then decelerating. “
“number, [Hamilton] I did not know [Verstappen was supposed to let him past], And I think it [was due to] The sequence of messages that arrive from it is incorrect.
“Honestly, I don’t remember. It was a very intense and series of events. I think it might have been confusing, but Steward looks at telemetry accurately and makes decisions.
“If the driver isn’t provided with the right information, it plays a big role.”
Wolff praised the race director for trying to manage the wild event, saying: [after the first red flag].. Judgment should be withheld. Look at the race again tomorrow.
“It really is [Verstappen’s] Driving that needs to be evaluated and seen. It’s difficult, really difficult, maybe over-the-line difficult.
“I just want a clean championship. Max [who wins], I settle with it.But we want it [fair].. “
Lewis Hamilton collides with Max Verstappen and “messes up”, suggesting Red Bull’s chief after the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
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