Race fans all over the world were shocked when Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton collided on Lap 26 of the Italian Grand Prix. Not only were the fans shocked, but also some drivers on the race track were evident in showcasing their disbelief upon the same incident. However, ahead of the Russian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton reveals he would be visiting a specialist to address any lingering concerns.
Having felt the weight of the Red Bull on his head, the seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton admitted to getting a fright in the incident, and explained that he intends to visit a specialist to ensure there’s no damage to his neck or spine.
What Did Lewis Hamilton State?
“His rear wheel landed on my head,” he explained to media as quoted by RacingNews365.com. “I think the rear wheel landed on it, the Halo, and I think the most cambered part of the inside of the tyre landed on my head.
“I think I’m just going to be traveling these next days, but I probably will need to get to see a specialist just to make sure I’m good for the next race, because it’s getting tighter and tighter. But I’ll live.”
Having tried to reverse his stricken car out from under the Red Bull and rejoin the race, Hamilton said the adrenaline of the moment meant he didn’t fully realise the enormity of what had happened.
“Looking back at the footage, it obviously happened incredibly quick, and in the car, all I can think of is getting going and how many positions I’m losing. I’m still just in race mode,” he said. “It’s just like, ‘How can I get going again?’, and I’m sitting there in a little bit of pain, but just like, ‘Come on, let’s go’.”