Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen clashed on several occasions during the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, and there were several controversial decisions by the FIA.
However, the most bizarre incident had to be the one when Lewis drove into the back of Max’s car. The Dutch driver was seemingly trying to slow down and let Lewis by, after being instructed to give the position back because of a previous incident.
It seems that Lewis did not know this was going to happen, but Max also moved a bit, which is strange for a driver who is trying to let another driver by.
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After the race both drivers have been summoned to the stewards for this incident, over an alleged breach of Article 2 (d) Chapter IV Appendix L of the FIA International Sporting Code, which states:
“Causing a collision, repetition of serious mistakes or the appearance of a lack of control over the car (such as leaving the track) will be reported to the stewards and may entail the imposition of penalties up to and including the disqualification of any driver concerned.”
We will report more on this situation as it becomes known.
UPDATE: The FIA decided to penalise Max Verstappen with a ten-second penalty and two penalty points on his licence.