Almost one week after the Italian GP, Christian Horner admits that his view of the crash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton remains the same.
- Horner believes both drivers were partly to blame, but since the FIA decided to penalize Max Verstappen, the team is OK with that and it accepts it.
- Horner thinks that both Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton should have received the same penalty at Monza and Silverstone. However, as Michael Masi explained, that was not possible.
- Masi explained that the two penalties could not be compared and since Verstappen was out of the race, it would have not made sense to give him a time penalty.
What he had to say:
- “I still share the same belief today – both played a part in it and it is difficult to apportion blame to one side more than the other.
- “If the FIA wanted to make a statement, they could’ve imposed the same penalty on both drivers, but the fault was deemed to be more on Max’s side and, because he didn’t finish the race, the only option was to give him a grid penalty, which we accept.”