Speaking at a press conference on Friday ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix, F1 champion Lewis Hamilton insisted he would never stoop so low so as to purposefully cause a crash with a rival in order to win a Formula One title. Hamilton’s comments came in the wake of a suggestion made by Mercedes principal Toto Wolff about both Hamilton and Verstappen possibly considering causing a skirmish with their rival if that meant victory and a title for the last race of the season.
Verstappen currently holds the lead ahead of the race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez race track. Now in the lead by 12 points, Verstappen says he’s confident about extending the advantage even further at the Mexico event.
Wolff seems to have based his assumption on the well-known former rivalry between Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. Prost during the 1989 Japanese Grand Prix intentionally smashed into Senna. His opponent returned the favour the following year, knowing full well a DNF for both drivers would seal the deal on the championship. Wolff said this week he could not even imagine a different scenario should the same become the case for Verstappen and Hamilton during the last race of the year in Abu Dhabi.
The British star has however said he has never, and will never, try to win a championship by any other means than hard work and skill. He said both losing and winning should always happen with absolute dignity.
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