Alfa-Romeo 158/159 - 1950 season wins : - Silverstone (Farina WC) - Monaco (Fangio) - Bremgarten (Farina WC) - Spa (Fangio) - Reims (Fangio) - Monza (Farina WC)
1951 season wins : - Bremgarten (Fangio WC) - Spa (Farina) - Reims (Fangio WC, Fagioli) - Pedrables (Fangio WC).
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People need to calm down. Lewis asked if Max was okay after the crash and was told 'Yeah he's fine, he walked out'. So how tf do you expect him to know that Max is in hospital?? They aren't going to tell him mid-race. It's racing, this stuff happens, stop acting like Lewis is plotting to kill Max or some shit and just be happy that max is okay and we got a good race.
Mercedes had Verstappen all-clear before British GP celebrations
Mercedes has explained it only went ahead with its British Grand Prix victory celebrations because it had been told by Red Bull and the FIA that Max Verstappen was uninjured.
Mercedes has now made clear that it received information from senior figures at Red Bull, plus the FIA, that Verstappen was okay, so it felt that there was no need to scrap its celebrations.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said: "It's important to understand all the feedback that we received.
"We had the feedback from senior management of Red Bull that Max was fine. Christian [Horner] mentioned it to [F1 race director] Michael Masi on the intercom that he's unharmed and fine, and the FIA gave us similar feedback.
"So at no point would we have celebrated if Max would have been injured. And I think that's very important to understand."
Wolff has confirmed that Hamilton was unaware that Verstappen had been taken to hospital for checks until it was mentioned to him in post-race television interviews.
However, he says that the world champion had made sure his rival was okay in the immediate aftermath of the accident – and the post-race update from Red Bull personnel and the FIA meant Mercedes saw no reason for them to give their driver updated information.
"Lewis asked, even in the car as he was passing the accident, whether he [Verstappen] was out of the car," said Wolff. "He got the response that he was out of the car himself."
Asked to clarify if Hamilton had been given [an] update before the podium celebrations about Verstappen being checked in hospital, Wolff said: "The only information we got was that Max was fine, and that's why there was no need to further elaborate to Lewis." [x]
Niki Lauda (Parmalat - Brabham BT45 C Alfa Romeo) International Trophy / Silverstone - 1978 © John Millar. - source Carros e Pilotos.
James Allison addresses the Silverstone 2021 racing incident
"We were concerned after the incident and prior to the restart to make sure that the stewards had read and were following the FIA’s internal guidance to stewards on the rights and wrongs of overtaking because as far as we are concerned, the manoeuvre that took place, the manoeuvre that Lewis did, was absolutely in line with the FIA’s overtaking guide.
“If you are on the inside of a corner, overtaking on the inside of the corner, then the guidance requires that you are substantially alongside. It is not required that you are ahead, it requires that you are substantially alongside as you arrive at the corner.
“Lewis definitely was substantially alongside – he had his front axle well beyond the midpoint of Verstappen’s car.
"... and it requires that you must be able to make the corner -- by make the corner it means go round the corner and not leave the track or lose control of the car. Those are the things you need to satisfy... then the corner is yours.
“What that means is not that you have to emerge in the lead, what it means is that you do not have to cede your position, you do not have to back off and the other car has a duty to avoid hitting you. So, if you follow the notes that are provided to the FIA stewards and you look frame by frame at what happened with Lewis, he was substantially alongside, he absolutely would have made the corner, indeed did make the corner, and therefore there was no need for him to cede any ground.
“So I did feel that it was harsh to get the penalty. I realize not everyone agrees with that, but I still believe that to be the case and I certainly think that whether Copse is a fast corner or a slow corner makes no difference.
“This is about what are the rules to do with overtaking and I didn’t see that Lewis did anything wrong with respect to those rules. Indeed, later in the race, Lewis made two further overtakes at Copse using exactly the same guidance and there wasn’t a contact in either of those cases.
“I personally feel it was a harsh decision. In the end, for our outcome, it didn’t make any difference, but I can understand people who maybe don’t understand there is no obligation on you to hit the apex of the corner, that you don’t have to have your whole car in front of the other car. I can understand that if you are seeing it from that perspective you might think that the car coming from behind has some sort of obligation to make sure that no crashes take place. But if you look at the stewarding document then I think that Lewis did nothing wrong.”
You stand in the presence of Sir Lewis Hamilton of house Mercedes. Speed King of Silverstone. Championship holder of seven titles. Fighter for all minorities. Grid dad to the f1 children. The face of formula 1. The brilliant and the breaker of records!! Bow to him!!!