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Brawn on Verstappen v Hamilton: Fight into first corner set the tone

Article To news overview © Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn stated that Max Verstappen's pass on Lewis Hamilton in the opening stages of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix played a key role in how the rest of the race played out. The Dutchman showed no hesitation in moving past his Mercedes rival after just one corner despite starting third on the grid. Although the two touched, Verstappen refused to back down in the fight for track position, which Brawn believes set the tone for the rest of the race. "The race was a bit hairy for Verstappen at times and he had a few moments - such as when he nearly lost the car ahead of the restart, however, he...
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