Welcome at RacingNews365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
Sign in
Oscar Piastri

Piastri rues Hamilton collision and Lawson incident

It was a tough day at the office for Oscar Piastri who dropped out of the points due to a late collision with Lewis Hamilton.

Piastri Italy
To news overview © XPBimages

Oscar Piastri has rued the collisions he had with Lewis Hamilton and Liam Lawson at the end of the Italian Grand Prix.

The McLaren driver was comfortably running in the points in eighth, before a collision with Hamilton at the Della Roggia chicane on Lap 41 put him out of the points after a new front-wing was required.

Hamilton was attempting to make move on the inside and drifted over into the path of the McLaren, causing front-wing damage, but the seven-time champion admitted fault and took the blame for the incident.

Speaking about the collision with Sky Sports, Piastri was happy with the five-second penalty for Hamilton but rued his missed opportunities: "He [Hamilton] creeped over a bit more than he thought.

"The stewards gave out their verdict and Lewis apologised. So [there is] nothing more I can ask for or do at that point."

Piastri makes contact with Lawson

After pitting to repair the damage, Piastri found himself attempting to get back into the points on fresher tyres.

But he suffered another collision with Lawson in the closing stages of the race, which ultimately caused him to finish in 12th.

This earned him a post-race five-second time penalty, but did not affect his overall finishing position.

"With Liam [Lawson] I was having a pretty terrible afternoon by that point and I was a bit quicker," he said.

"I tried to go around the outside a couple of times and it is what it is."

F1 2023 Italian Grand Prix RN365 News dossier


LATEST The outstanding candidate for an Andretti F1 drive is currently on the grid