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Hamilton sent Albon messages after Brazil GP clash

  • Published on 29 Nov 2019 09:15
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  • By: Dieter Rencken & Fergal Walsh

Alexander Albon has revealed that he received messages from Lewis Hamilton following their collision on the penultimate lap of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The pair were battling for second place after a safety car restart, with Hamilton aiming to make up places after pitting for fresh tyres.

However, his overtake on Albon resulted in contact that sent Albon to the back of the field, denying the Thai-British driver his maiden podium in Formula 1.

Hamilton took responsibility for the crash, and was seen talking to Albon moments after the race ended.

Albon revealed that Hamilton issued further comments to him to apologise for the incident, describing the six-time world champion as "really apologetic".

“It hurts but there will be plenty more chances in the future,” said Albon. “Even Lewis was really good about it. He sent me a message on DMs so he was very apologetic.”

Hamilton's overtake attempt was into Turn 10, with Albon stating after the race that Hamilton likely would have made the move stick if he waited for Turn 1

When asked if he would handle the situation differently if placed in the same scenario again, Albon said: “It’s mixed. It’s one of those things, if you over defend in the corner like that, you're just going to open yourself up even more going into Turn 1.

“You don't want to lose time in places where you don't want to lose time. When a car's got better speed if you start over defending everywhere you're going to get overtaken.

“The way it happened, it felt like if I did it, of course you could open up the gap and be a bit wider through the corner. In the moment it was just kind of one of those things. Of course I would prefer there not to be contact.”

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  • I've noticed that Hammy's been a bit more stressed out this season compared to what he's generally been, which is a nice change.

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    • Nov 29 2019 - 09:21
  • That's nice and all... But let's be clear. That was a pretty clear racing incident. It wasn't even marginal. I get Lewis apologizes so much to save face and I'm sure he genuinely feels bad for Albon. But if we're gonna call that penalty-worthy, it's like coming full circle this season. Started hyper sensitive, penalties for everything, then for a while anything went; some seriously dirty moves by Leclerc in Britain and Italy come to mind, Albon harpooning Norris in Japan... And now, back to square 1?

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    • Nov 30 2019 - 06:07

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