The "battle" between Lewis Hamilton and Max Ferstappen is raging, and makes the F1 season exciting.
The two pilots collided in Monza once again, last weekend, with an incredible accident in which Red Bull literally passed over the Mercedes. A few days later, Red Bull manager Helmut Marco accused Toto Wolf's team of exaggerating the British world champions' injuries.
"It simply came to our notice then that Hamilton was injured. Ferstappen was already out when Hamilton tried to get out of the gravel. "He saw the car but continued," he said.
The accident, which took place in the 26th round of the Monza Grand Prix, ended in triumph for Daniel Ricciardo, three years after his last victory in F1.
The FIA has imposed sanctions on Ferstappen
Following an investigation, the FIA identified the Dutch driver as the main culprit in the accident. Max Ferstappen was punished with a three-place penalty in the next starting grid, specifically on September 26 in Russia, at the Sochi track. To this punishment was added the loss of two points in the leave of the 23-year-old pilot.
According to the judges of the race, the Dutchman attempted a maneuver too late to demand space from his opponent. The Briton, who was in front, was judged that he could react, but the position of the driver of the Mercedes was considered reasonable.