Jolyon Palmer thinks a crash between Sir Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen is inevitable as they battle for the World Championship this year.

After (just about) a clean fight in the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix in which Hamilton came out on top, the title rivals banged wheels at the opening chicane of the Emilia Romagna GP at Imola.

Verstappen got the better of that confrontation as he held the lead and Hamilton lost a front-wing end plate on his Mercedes, with the Red Bull driver going on to win by 22 seconds.

The reverse one-two finish from Bahrain left Hamilton, the seven-time World Champion, one point ahead in the standings because he set the fastest lap at the Italian circuit.

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