Hamilton would repeat his attack on Verstappen in the same way

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Lewis Hamilton says he wouldn’t change his British Grand Prix overtaking manoeuvre on Max Verstappen, and he would do it again.

Over the past two weeks many have been debating the incident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen that left Max out of the race and Lewis with a 10-second penalty.

Although Lewis was penalised, a large number of former and current Formula 1 drivers said that the collision was a classic example of a racing incident.

At the Hungarian Grand Prix Thursday press conference Lewis said that he doesn’t think he was in the wrong, and would repeat the move if he found himself in the same situation again.

“In terms of the move, I would do the move exactly the way I’ve probably done it and I did it last [time],” said the Briton.

“In terms of how I’ve reviewed it and analysed, from all my experience, and my experience obviously over the years speaks for a lot, I wouldn’t change it.”


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Hamilton later overtook Charles Leclerc at the same corner and observers have been saying that he had a different, more easy approach.

He was asked if he can explain why he took a different approach.

“I definitely can explain but I’m not going to explain,” Lewis said.

“I’ve been racing 20 and god knows how many years, I know how to navigate through corners and overtaking manoeuvres. And so I won’t waste my energy trying to explain it.

“But it’s definitely going to be difficult for people to fully understand,” concluded the seven-time champion.

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