Mercedes have confirmed that Lewis Hamilton is a “little bruised and hurting” after his Monza crash, but should be fit for Russia.

The Briton was involved in a nasty crash with Max Verstappen at the Rettifilo chicane during the Italian Grand Prix.

Taking the outside line into Turn 1, Verstappen was then jolted by the sausage kerb as he tried to pass Hamilton on the inside at Turn 2, causing the duo to collide as Verstappen’s Red Bull went over the top of Hamilton’s cockpit.

Hamilton took a hefty whack on the head from a rear wheel on Verstappen’s Red Bull, and Hamilton was among those to credit the Halo for saving his life.

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