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F1 release terrifying 360 degree footage of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s crash at Italian GP

F1 release terrifying 360 degree footage of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s crash at Italian GP

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Formula One release terrifying 360 degree footage from Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes showing Max Verstappen’s Red Bull landing on his HEAD and scraping over halo device which ‘saved’ defending champion’s life

  • Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton wiped each other out of the Italian GP
  • The pair entered Turn 1 side-by-side and Verstappen ended up on top of the Brit
  • Hamilton’s life was saved by the halo device, as the Red Bull landed on his head 
  • Formula One have released incredible new footage of the crash on Sunday    

By Toby Miles For Mailonline

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Formula One have revealed a horrifying new angle of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen‘s collision at Monza, showing just how close the Brit came to disaster.   

The Italian GP was hotting up for a dramatic showdown between the titles rivals on the 26th lap when a slow Red Bull pit-stop dropped Vertappen back into Hamilton’s clutches. 

The Dutchman was careering down the finish straight and into Turn 1 when Hamilton emerged from his own stop, and the Mercedes flicked wide to push Verstappen to the outside. 

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton collided on Sunday and wiped each other out of the race

Both drivers held their ground, the chicane narrowed, Verstappen’s car flicked off the curb and bounced dangerously over Hamilton’s car – coming to stop with its tyres spinning in the air, beached on top of the Brit. 

From a 360 degree camera mounted on the front of Hamilton’s Mercedes it’s possible to see the seven-time champion’s head jolted forward as the Red Bull crashed onto his halo device, showering him in shattered carbon fibre.  

Verstappen hopped out first, marching back to the pit and claiming:’

Hamilton followed once the Red Bull was eventually hoisted off his Mercedes, and opened-up on a scary moment. 

‘Thank God for the halo. It saved me,’ he said.

‘I don’t think I’ve ever been hit on the head by a car before. My head really is quite far forward.

‘I’ve been racing a long, long time, I’m so so grateful that I’m still here.

‘Feel incredibly blessed, like somebody was watching over me today.’ 

Daniel Ricciardo took victory after passing Verstappen at the start and getting ahead of the carnage, with his McLaren team-mate Lando Norris is second ahead of the Alfa-Romeo-bound Valtteri Bottas.   

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September 14, 2021 at 07:07PM

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