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Verstappen and Hamilton collide again in Italian GP, both retire

Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton are both out of the Italian Grand Prix after colliding midway through the race.

Formula 1 title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are both out of the Italian Grand Prix following a dramatic collision midway through Sunday's race at Monza. Verstappen and Hamilton went wheel-to-wheel through the first chicane as Hamilton came out of the pits, with Verstappen using his momentum to draw alongside. Verstappen hung on around the outside of the right-hand part of the chicane, before the pair made contact at the apex of the left-hander. Verstappen hit the sausage kerb and was sent flying, his Red Bull getting pitched over the top of the Mercedes. Both drivers came to a halt in the gravel trap, with the Red Bull sitting atop the Mercedes. Replays showed the Halo on Hamilton's car took the full brunt of the weight from the Red Bull as it came to rest. Neither driver was injured and clambered out separately to trudge back to the pits without any apparent conversation between the pair. Verstappen, fuming on the radio, could be heard saying: "This is what happens when you don't leave space." The incident is the second coming together between the two title protagonists this season, following their controversial clash at the British Grand Prix.


LAP 26/53 Hamilton and Verstappen collide at Turn 2! They are both out of the race #ItalianGP 🇮🇹 #F1 pic.twitter.com/6uuh7NhfZ4 — Formula 1 (@F1) September 12, 2021

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