Carlos Sainz says that he has a “pretty clear” view on the crash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix.

The two title contenders both retired from the race in Monza shortly after making their first pit stops, coming together at Turn 2.

Both drivers blamed the other, with Verstappen saying Hamilton should have left him more space and the Brit arguing that the Dutchman should have backed out of the move.

The stewards ultimately agreed with the Mercedes man, handing Verstappen a three-place grid penalty for the Russian Grand Prix.

Sainz has made his mind up about what caused the incident but wants to keep it to himself as he is expecting there to be a discussion about it between the drivers at the meeting prior to the next race.

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