The collisions between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are giving Mika Hakkinen safety concerns, and he’s warned them not to be complacent.
The two title rivals both retired from the Italian Grand Prix after coming together at Turn 2 on Lap 26.
It was the second time this season that contact between the two had let to at least one DNF, with Verstappen crashing out when touched by the Brit at Silverstone.
Given on both occasions a driver could have been seriously injured, Hakkinen is concerned and wants both to ensure such incidents don’t continue.
“My old rivals Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher were involved in many controversial accidents, but in my opinion, it is always best to avoid the other guy and stay focused on winning,” he said in his column for Unibet.