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Lewis Hamilton-Max Verstappen collide but escape penalty

Incident on second-last lap under investigation in Monaco

Last Updated: 26/05/19 5:53pm








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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen made contact battling for the lead during the 77th lap of the Monaco Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen made contact battling for the lead during the 77th lap of the Monaco Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collided on the penultimate lap of their tense Monaco GP duel, although race stewards imposed no penalty.

Hamilton, nursing worn tyres, provided a defensive masterclass to keep the Red Bull, on harder tyres, behind and came under his only real attack on the 77th lap when Verstappen attempted a move at the harbourside chicane.

The Red Bull dived down the inside, but the two cars made contact, with Hamilton going straight on before rejoining the track. The Englishman held on to win the race and extend his championship lead.

Stewards immediately put the incident under investigation, but ruled “no further action” was warranted.

“It was close,” said Hamilton after taking victory. “A bit of a late dive, luckily I saw him last minute, but his front wing was alongside my rear wheels so he wasn’t really pulling past.

“A light touch and we moved on.”

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Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas touch in the pit-lane on exit during the Monaco Grand Prix

Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas touch in the pit-lane on exit during the Monaco Grand Prix

Verstappen claimed over team radio that Hamilton had “turned in” on him.

The Red Bull driver finished second on the road but dropped to fourth in the final classification owing to an earlier five-second time penalty for an unsafe pit-stop release into the other Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas. Sebastian Vettel was second, with Bottas third.

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