On lap 1 of the Belgian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was attempting to overtake Fernando Alonso around the outside at Les Combes, which led to a collision between the two cars.
The FIA investigated the incident, but ultimately determined that this was a racing incident and nobody was to blame.
“The Stewards considered that this was a first lap incident with a lot of movement relative to other cars in the first few corners, and thus take no further action,” the FIA’s statement read.
Nevertheless, after the race Lewis completely accepted the blame.
“It was definitely my fault today,” he said.
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“It’s unfortunate. I mean, it’s motor racing. I gave it everything I tried to overtake on the outside into Turn 5.
“I just didn’t leave quite enough space and I paid the price for it. So yeah, it wasn’t intentional.
“It just happened,” Hamilton concluded.
Well, Max Verstappen also chimed in after the race, while he was watching the incident with team-mate Sergio Perez.
“Okay well that was not a car’s width,” the Dutch driver said indicating that he considered the crash to be Lewis’ fault..
“That’s a big hit,” he concluded.