Martin Brundle says that while Max Verstappen attempted a perhaps “over-ambitious” pass on Lewis Hamilton, it was needed.

The title contenders collided at Turns 1 and 2 at the Italian Grand Prix, with botched pit stops for both forcing their paths to cross at Monza.

As Hamilton exited the pits, Verstappen would take the outside line into part one of the Rettifilo chicane, setting himself up to go up the inside of Hamilton at Turn 2.

The sausage kerb though would bump Verstappen into Hamilton, with both cars coming to rest in the gravel trap as Verstappen’s Red Bull ended up beached on top of the Mercedes.

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