GPDA Chairman will hold talks with Hamilton and Verstappen

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Grand Prix Drivers’ Association Chairman Alexander Wurz says he will hold “conversations” with Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen regarding their on-track battles.

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s title fight is at a fever pitch, which is evident from the duo’s controversial crashes at Silverstone and Monza.

Alex Wurz says he will hold talks with both drivers, as Chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association.

“There will be a conversation, but you have to separate yourself from being in the car and making such decisions,” Wurz told Sky Sports.

“They’re only humans, and they were angry, both of them because of bad pit-stops and how the race unfolded, and you know you only have one opportunity.

“In this case maybe – to an extent – both cracked under this pressure and came together.”

However Wurz expects there will be more close on-track encounters between the two this season.

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“I think very likely, to be honest. Both have to mark their territory. That’s sport. If you watch boxing, football, handball, whatever there is, when two greats are coming together, those things happen.

“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, 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,” concluded the Austrian.

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