Fernando Alonso has suggested Lewis Hamilton’s penalty for his opening-lap collision with Max Verstappen at the British Grand Prix was harsh.

Hamilton received a 10-second time penalty from the stewards after the two World Championship contenders came together at Copse while battling for the lead, sending Verstappen flying into the barrier at high speed and with a 51G impact.

While the Dutchman was being taken to hospital in a helicopter for precautionary checks, Hamilton overcame his penalty to chase down Charles Leclerc and claim his eighth British Grand Prix victory at sun-drenched Silverstone.

Opinions have differed over who, if anyone in particular, was at fault for the incident.

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