- Mercedes teammates collided on turn one in Lusail
- Crash ended Hamilton’s race but Russell finished fourth
Lewis Hamilton has issued an apology and accepted full responsibility after he and his Mercedes teammate George Russell clashed at the Qatar Grand Prix. Hamilton admitted he was at fault for the crash which put him out of the race and said the pair would talk about it to clear the air.
Hamilton was attempting to overtake Russell at turn one on the opening lap at the Lusail Circuit but as he turned in on his teammate, Russell had nowhere to go with Max Verstappen, who went on to win the race, on his inside. Hamilton clipped Russell and span off, losing his right rear wheel.
Written by Giles Richards
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