Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are “very likely” to crash again this season as
their world championship title race goes down to the wire, a leading Formula 1
drivers’ representative has warned.
Hamilton admitted he was fortunate to be alive following the pair’s horror crash at
the Italian Grand Prix earlier this month, in which Verstappen’s car landed on top of
Hamilton’s following a collision at Monza.
And the Brit said he was saved by the Halo safety technology.
The Red Bull man leads seven-time champion Hamilton by just five points with eight
races still scheduled to take place.
And when asked about another crash between the title rivals, Wurz told Sky Sports:
“I think it’s very likely, to be honest. Both have to mark their territory.
“Outside the car, I talk to both and they talk to each other, and they have great
respect for each other, which is really nice to see.
“But on the other side, on the track, it’s, ‘hey, we are here to fight, we are here to win
the Formula 1 world championship’. It’s one of the most prestigious titles you can
have in the world of sport.
“They have to fight, it’s part of the game. Hopefully, with the respect, they need for
their own team and their own results, and not only for each other, because to finish
first you have to finish, so they can’t afford too many crashes.”