Lewis Hamilton’s collision with Max Verstappen will “certainly be season defining” but Jolyon Palmer is confident there was nothing “cynical” about it.

Hamilton and Verstappen’s crash at the British Grand Prix is a topic that is likely to have legs, both in the headlines and in the ramifications.

Colliding at Copse, the impact sending Verstappen flying into the tyre barrier at high speed and destroying his RB16B, was judged by the stewards to be “predominantly” Hamilton’s fault.

They said: “Car 44 did not avoid contact and the left front of Car 44 contacted the right rear of Car 33.

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