Max’s Hamilton overtake was a ‘slam-dunk’ penalty
April 2 2021 , 11:52 am
Ex-Formula 1 driver turned pundit, Jolyon Palmer, thinks the correct decision was made for Max Verstappen to give P1 back to Lewis Hamilton.
At the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, Hamilton and Verstappen hopefully gave us a little taste of what is to come over the course of the 2021 campaign with a thrilling battle for the race win.
On Lap 53 of 56, it looked like Verstappen, on his fresher tyres, had successfully hunted down Hamilton at the much talked-about Turn 4 but was deemed to have completed the overtake off the track.
Lando Norris, though, when watching the race highlights back whilst live on Twitch, felt Verstappen had got the job done legally before a snap of oversteer forced him off the track.
However, Palmer, as part of his own analysis show on F1 TV, saw the incident differently.