Interesting analysis, yeah you can’t entirely rule it out indeed. Have to agree with you on that.RZS10 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:38 pmIt was marginal since they touched with the forward facing edge of the rear rim to the rearward facing edge of the front rim with the wheels almost being parallel to each other - One centimetre further apart and they collide rim face to rim face and the result probably isn't as catastrophic.
Looking at how rapidly Lewis was falling back relative to Max shortly before the incident:
it's totally within the realm of possibilities that they might not have touched, even with one tyre width more space:
I personally don't believe that a collision was inevitable irregardless of Max' choice of line.
Still you expect a lot from VER to avoid contact, whilst he technically complied with the regulations.