The FIA is investigating the crash of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton during the Italian Grand Prix. The motorsport safety body calls it a “safety investigation” due to the unusual situation in which Verstappen’s car crashed on top of Hamilton’s car.
Race director Michael Masi says a safety investigation is needed in an ‘unusual’ crash in Formula 1. “Incidents that are different from normal, so not necessarily a high G-force impact or anything like that, we have to look at,” the FIA spokesperson explained to The Race. “Our security department is looking into the case in detail, investigating and seeing if we can learn from the crash.”
By investigating the crash, the premier class of motorsport should ultimately become safer, Masi emphasizes. The investigation has no further influence on the penalty handed out to Verstappen, a three-place grid penalty during the Grand Prix weekend in Russia. “Ultimately, this means we have to add new safety aspects,” Masi adds.