Bernie Ecclestone thinks Lewis Hamilton should have received a much more severe penalty for his collision with Max Verstappen at the British Grand Prix.

The stewards made Hamilton wait for 10 seconds at his sole pit-stop during the Silverstone race before the Mercedes mechanics could change his car’s tyres.

But it did not stop the seven-time World Champion from chasing down leader Charles Leclerc and passing him with two laps to go to claim his eighth British Grand Prix triumph.

While he was doing so, Verstappen was heading by helicopter to a hospital in Coventry for medical checks after hitting the barrier at Copse with a 51G impact when his Red Bull car clipped wheels with the Mercedes.

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