The FIA will not alter the sausage kerb at Monza’s Rettifilo chicane, despite its role in the Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton crash.

Verstappen had been contending for the Italian Grand Prix race lead with McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo, but an 11-second pit stop left the Red Bull driver with work to do if he even wanted to make the podium.

Hamilton also had a sluggish stop at the Mercedes garage, though not to the same extent as Verstappen’s, meaning he emerged from the pit lane neck and neck with his title rival.

Verstappen took the outside line into Turn 1, looking to go up the inside of Hamilton at Turn 2, but the sausage kerb would jolt Verstappen into Hamilton.

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