Kingshark wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:59 am
Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:53 am
Kingshark wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:51 am
Obviously Verstappen was moving. You are supposed to move your car if you want to turn it into a corner. The fact that Hamilton was “minding his own business” (aka not turning) when he was supposed to turn is precisely why Hamilton is at fault for the accident.
Hamilton had a big handful of lock applied in to the corner and was going around the corner. Ergo, he was turning.
Well, given the fact that Verstappen gave him approximately 2 car widths of space down the inside and Hamilton still ran into him, evidently he didn’t steer early enough for the situation he found himself in (carrying lots of speed and on a narrow angle).
"ran in to him" is emotive. It's also relative. From the perspective of Hamilton's car, Max's car hit it. And from Max's car, the other way round.
From an external frame of reference, Max's car tried to take a radius that brought him across the arc that Hamilton's radius was taking him. As those two arcs intersected, there was always going to be contact unless one or other made longitudinal separation. Max thought that he had made that separation and so continued on his chosen arc. Unfortunately for him, the separation didn't exist - there was still an overlap - and contact occurred.
It's a racing incident all day long unless, it seems, it involves these two drivers, and then suddenly it's "he took him out", "51g, man!", and other irrelevant stuff.
There was no deliberate attempt by either driver to make contact - they both know what that means to their own chances in the race. Deliberate touches do happen, but not in very high speed corners. They're done in low speed stuff where damage to the tapping car is less likely (but not impossible).
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