Hamilton claims Verstappen “didn’t want to give way”

Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Italian GP 2021. Lewis Hamilton. Credits: Daimler.

Lewis Hamilton is unhappy with how Max Verstappen drove against him at Monza on Sunday.

Why it matters: The championship leaders ended their races prematurely after making a collision halfway through the race.


  • Hamilton is disappointed with the slow pit stop, which led to the encounter with Verstappen.
  • The Mercedes driver believes that he has left enough space to his opponent, while the Dutchman has not.

What he had to say:

  • “The pit-stop was obviously slow, I lost a couple of seconds, [so] Daniel came past and Max was coming,” Hamilton told Sky Sports.
  • “I made sure I left a car’s width on the outside for him. I was ahead going into Turn 2 and then, all of a sudden, he was on top of me.
  • “He just didn’t want to give way today and he knew that when we were going into [turn 2]. That was going to happen. He knew that going over the curbs, but he wasn’t going to let me turn in.”
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