DOHA, Qatar – Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the Qatar Grand Prix after colliding with teammate George Russell on the first nook, an incident Hamilton accepted duty for.
Russell and Hamilton had been beginning second and third and located themselves alongside one another going into Flip 1.
Hamilton was on the skin and Russell was bottled up behind Verstappen, who began from pole place. When Russell moved out to his left, Hamilton got here previous at pace they usually collided.
The collision took Hamilton’s proper rear tyre from his automobile and dumped him within the gravel, immediately ending his race. Russell was capable of proceed.
Hamilton out of Qatar GP after first-lap collision with Russell
Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and George Russell make contact on Flip 1 of the Qatar Grand Prix.
Instantly after the crash Mercedes requested Hamilton if he was OK, to which he curtly replied: “Yeah, I acquired taken out by my very own teammate”.
Russell clearly felt his teammate was at fault, saying over his personal radio channel: “Come on guys! Two races in a row.”
Russell radioed twice extra within the laps which adopted.
“I am so sorry guys I wasn’t even wanting behind,” he stated after making a pit-stop to restore harm. “I used to be simply centered forward and simply got here from nowhere.”
“F—— misplaced for phrases, actually,” Russell stated in one other radio message through the Security Automobile interval which adopted.
“Simply seen the replays on the TV display screen. I could not do something. Completely sandwiched.”
Shortly afterwards Hamilton made his approach to the media pen and admitted he had put Russell in a tough place.
“I feel within the warmth within the second I felt… it was clearly irritating as a result of I felt