'A Racing Incident' - F1 TV's Jolyon Palmer Analyses Hamilton And Verstappen's Silverstone Collision

As the dust starts to settle on Sunday's dramatic British Grand Prix, Jolyon Palmer goes in depth on the Lap 1 incident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

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  • adow77
    adow773 ore fa

    The more the person commenting on this event knows about F1, the more they tend to see it as either a racing incident, or a minor LH error that was appropriately punished.

  • Donek
    Donek5 ore fa


  • chris sonneveldt
    chris sonneveldt11 ore fa

    bla bla bla mr spinalott !!!

  • Jon Rogers
    Jon Rogers11 ore fa

    I cant agree. Hamilton could have moved slightly over. He knew he would bump Max.

  • DBN
    DBN17 ore fa

    thanks for that Jolyan, Brilliant as ever

  • Peter Morris
    Peter Morris18 ore fa

    Brilliant analysis .

  • Tanvir Ahmed
    Tanvir Ahmed21 ora fa

    When hit by Garman drivers (MSC/vettel)-its cheating. When by British drivers- it's racing incident!!

  • col403
    col40322 ore fa

    Max is a fool to turn in on Lewis and such a sore loser

  • Patrick Dwyer
    Patrick DwyerGiorno fa

    The trurth consisted of FEW WORDS but ACTION speaks louder than words.MAX FAULTED

  • Maarten Tromp
    Maarten TrompGiorno fa

    Question to Jolyon. Another fast corner is Eau Rouge going into Raidillon. A similar move there could have fatal consequences, not for the move but for the proximity of the barriers. Would you also consider it a racing incident if it happens there, regardless the outcome? Bottas vs Hartley 2018 is an example where Hartley backed out to avoid collision.

  • Rehan Mubarak
    Rehan MubarakGiorno fa

    This is mentioned in Wikipedia: The FIA also promotes road safety around the world. They just know to support a separate team they should had disqualified Hamilton from next race for putting max's life in danger..... Just a fan of sport.

  • kkryspin
    kkryspinGiorno fa

    Jolyon - I don't care if you think it was Max's or Hamilton's fault; as you say it was racing incident, but as long as you consisted in your judgment next time looking at similar accident. Another observation - if taking out competitor results in 10 sec penalty, it only cost 20 seconds penalty to take both of your competitors cars out, and with nobody to check you after that overcoming a 20 second penalty will not be difficult. These are the implications of what happened at British GP.

  • Fuckyosquad
    FuckyosquadGiorno fa

    Almost believed what Palmer said.... but thankfully the real F1 experts in the comment section said otherwise....

  • Kerem ARSAN
    Kerem ARSANGiorno fa

    Max does not respect his rivals... He was 10 years old only when Hamilton wins his first GP ... He drives dangerously aggressive ( cuts many time Hamilton in dangerous way , in this grand prix and in spain ) he is a talented one of the best ever driver but so much self confidence and under estimation of rivals can end in a bad way ...

  • Andreas Jhon
    Andreas JhonGiorno fa

    Max is such an arrogant... And he pays the price....

  • Faheem Tahir
    Faheem TahirGiorno fa

    Jolyon Palmer has no credible right to speak of F1, and especially on crashes…which he mastered in F1

  • Richard Hartley

    Richard Hartley

    Giorno fa

    And yet, he’s just spoken of F1 for 19 minutes and delivered a great piece of analysis!

  • Supreme Unicorn
    Supreme Unicorn2 giorni fa

    Who's got the bigger one 😄?

  • Nikhil Naik
    Nikhil Naik2 giorni fa

    Max has already given enough space for sir Lewis. Honestly he did saw that crash coming he could have gone to the apex but he didn't.

  • Fahri
    Fahri2 giorni fa

    Because you get wage from your local TV, and your same national guy racing, pounds of money earning from talking, would you say it was lewis mistake? Not.

  • AAA
    AAA2 giorni fa

    Spot on.

  • kneekramp
    kneekramp2 giorni fa

    I'm not a Hamilton fan in general but this is fair. Verstappen would say the same if the shoe was on the other foot. No penalty.

  • Kelly Burman
    Kelly Burman2 giorni fa

    Let's face it. Max is a bully and in this instance the bully got himself in trouble

  • Ellen1600
    Ellen16002 giorni fa

    Bull! Hamilton ging veel harder de bocht in met Max dan bij Leclerc en H kon veel meer naar binnen.. Max stuurde in omdat hij en de bocht naar rechts moest maken en ervan uitging dat H remde omdat H anders nooit met die snelheid die bocht kon maken. In mijn ogen opzet van H!

  • Deven Brown
    Deven Brown2 giorni fa

    6:10 tells it all.

  • Jochem R.A. Bakker
    Jochem R.A. Bakker2 giorni fa

    Layman here, but at the angle Lewis goes into the corner, he would definitely force max off the track. see how far out he gets at 7:12.

    CARLOS PEREZ2 giorni fa

    Everything said about Hamilton's determination can be said about Max. Hamilton had no intention to make the apex and the corner. Almost next to Max means Max is ahead and controls the corner. I don't think F1 has ever said "Driver on the inside controls the corner". Hamilton is going to fast, bad angle to apex and wishful thinking. 100% Hamilton's fault.

  • Stretch


    13 ore fa

    Finally a balanced take on the crash lol jks, ya dreaming.

  • Waarnemer Almere
    Waarnemer Almere2 giorni fa

    As a Max-fan I was biased and / or had seen too many analysis that went the other way. But Joylon Palmer's clear explanation made me change my mind: it was indeed a racing incident. And the RB-fury was -with hind-sight- over the top

  • Ellen1600


    2 giorni fa

    Jij laat je te makkelijk overhalen😆

  • Axelrod R
    Axelrod R2 giorni fa

    I feel Max trusted Hamilton,he didn't want him to get that corner,he turned flat right,i feel he should have stayed wide if Hamilton was not giving it up&let him make a wide turn& while he can cut inside afterwards. Hamilton surely should've stayed near apex,but he didn't, he didn't improvise when Max turned flat,he let the wheel stick. It is a racing accident,but i feel it's more of Hamilton's fault than Max's,as max was ahead& Hamilton had options,he didn't wanted to turn short, he turned wide after collision

  • Anthony Massie
    Anthony Massie2 giorni fa

    Hope the stewards see this before Thursday.

  • Fire Up
    Fire Up2 giorni fa

    Hamilton could not have been any tighter going into the corner and doesn't drift left. Max has plenty of room on the outside, but takes the corner at too much of an angle that he cuts across the front of Lewis' car and then forwards into Hamilton's front left tyre. I don't understand why it isn't Max being blamed. Max has the 30+ point lead, had the space, didn't need to take risks, but cuts across and gets too close to Lewis.

  • Ellen1600


    2 giorni fa


  • rionniel viray
    rionniel viray2 giorni fa

    Can we show this to Horner?

  • Pearmain2009
    Pearmain20093 giorni fa

    Very well balanced analysis and totally agree it's a racing incident.

  • fffogg
    fffogg3 giorni fa

    Toto's email sent to the stewards was a money transfer....we all know Mercedes owns F1....this crash never happened....

  • vCry2iS


    3 giorni fa


  • Peter Holce
    Peter Holce3 giorni fa

    Can we move on now please?

  • Botak
    Botak3 giorni fa

    Excellent analysis

  • Dsman
    Dsman3 giorni fa

    First honest review. He turned in on Hamilton

  • Keir Mardy
    Keir Mardy3 giorni fa

    Max got Verstappen'd.

  • Martin Fuller
    Martin Fuller3 giorni fa

    My thoughts on it are Hamilton has backed out every time pretty much this season . He had to match Max's agressivenous. Both could easily have gone out. I thought Hamilton's penalty was harsh. Will be interesting to see how they both drive in the coming races

  • 藍戰士Kit Kit Chan Isaac

    藍戰士Kit Kit Chan Isaac

    2 giorni fa

    super max for the win

  • Brinta


    3 giorni fa

    I think the penalty was well-deserved, but I agree that it was time for Hamilton to show that he will no longer back out.

  • Ape from the kitchen of Enki and Enlil.
    Ape from the kitchen of Enki and Enlil.3 giorni fa

    The rule is simple and not up for debate. The road end's for the attacker. It is only about who is up front.

  • Bogdan Florin
    Bogdan Florin3 giorni fa

    such a British review, with a British driver involved. no more comments needed, outcome predictable.

  • Kerem Okyay
    Kerem Okyay3 giorni fa

    Of course, you will think it is a racing incident. Hamilton is a legendary driver, missing an apex given that he basically knows everything about the car and so on seems a bit off. He should have been more cautious because he was occupying inside and he was not. Bring honest people...

  • Mark Barker
    Mark Barker3 giorni fa

    I think Max and Lewis are great, both knew going into the corner one of them needed to give up, they did not - reminiscent of Ayrton Senna. So far Max only criticised Lewis for celebrating whilst he was in hospital. Horner’s criticism is unfair, but with the budget cap, they are playing the system like all F1 Teams do, if Christian is right then post ‘no overtaking’ signs at these corners, if the situation was reversed, Max would have done the same! This the way F1 was years ago.

  • Huub van den Oever
    Huub van den Oever3 giorni fa

    You can’t analyse this incident, you’re a Lewis fanboy

  • shnrrr
    shnrrr4 giorni fa

    Why are we shown the dashboard of your computer? Even twitch streamers don't do this!

  • Lameck Kipsumam
    Lameck Kipsumam4 giorni fa

    Cant wait to see this on Drive to survive season 4

  • Ed Young
    Ed Young4 giorni fa

    Oh look another Britt defending Lewis imagine that

  • 519achilles
    519achilles4 giorni fa

    I don't get how it's slighty Hamilton's fault as Palmer says, since the rules say that if the front wheel of the car reach the rear wheel car ahead, then the corner belongs to the car from the back and leading car has to give him space. That's what Wolff sent to the stewards via email as he said in the radio.

  • 519achilles
    519achilles4 giorni fa

    Palmer: "This is paper-width stuff" Oh man I loved that line!!!

  • Imrahil


    3 giorni fa

    I think Palmer is using Stone plates XD

  • Waqas Durrani
    Waqas Durrani4 giorni fa

    U could fit 2 cars on the right but he choose to crash into max wow Whatever u say u cant change what he did

  • motorcopT2
    motorcopT24 giorni fa

    I remember when the shoe was on the other foot and he was the guy everyone was saying he was reckless and should be suspended. Now all of a sudden everyone has amnesia. 😂

  • Toro Loco

    Toro Loco

    4 giorni fa

    who said that? link please

  • Gee _Eye
    Gee _Eye4 giorni fa

    High speed racing incident

  • CW
    CW4 giorni fa

    Let Toto and Christian hug and let’s get on with this already

  • Lucas Gould
    Lucas Gould4 giorni fa

    Racing incident ham could’ve gone on grass Verstappen could’ve left ham more room Opening lap cold tires and heavy car which is full of fuel ham missed the apex by a fraction Racing incident They were also side by side going into copse

  • 2008gd
    2008gd4 giorni fa

    Why does the sport need so many biased British commentators? Can they not understand the sport's international reach and keep it unhinged and unbiased?

  • Christian Larsen
    Christian Larsen4 giorni fa

    Even though Verstappen is my favorite driver, I am more in the camp of racing incident. It hurt seeing this, but Lewis and Max were racing hard. It is noticeable though how often these run ins happen with Lewis when fighting for the lead. 2x with Albon, ending his career and now with Max. And the fact that this is at least the 2nd time he has been lucky with red flags so that his mistakes get negated is getting a little old. Hopefully the rest of the season goes down to the final race with hard and clean racing between the two of them.

  • Antonio Avila
    Antonio Avila4 giorni fa

    You’re Wrong!!! It’s Hamilton fault. FIA is a mafia always is on Mercedes side.

  • Remco Rowaan
    Remco Rowaan4 giorni fa

    What we've learned from this? Always keep the inside line, so worst case you can hit the outside car, eliminate your competitor and get away with a worthless 10 second penalty. FIA has set a very bad precedent with the handling of this dangerous move from Hamilton.

  • Murphy moe
    Murphy moe4 giorni fa

    I can see max closing the corner when he knew very well that Louis is alongside besides Louis had no choice while max had it all in his hands when taking the corner ....

  • oscardriver
    oscardriver4 giorni fa

    it was an incident tat ended up with a strategic TAP. If you don't understand that you have a mental age of 11.

  • Riding dirty
    Riding dirty4 giorni fa

    I feel like the penalty was really rash and in justified. Max didn't give up the line and got into a wreck thinking Hamilton would let of the throttle or hit the brakes and he didn't. We all have are opinions but iv been racing for a while and I've seen this plenty of times and it was Max's over aggressive stance on the turn

  • KiKi Sama
    KiKi Sama4 giorni fa

    Mercedes: Verstappen is one DNF for us to get back to the fight 3 days after: Hamilton crashing into Max 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • Moises Espino
    Moises Espino4 giorni fa

    U R bias....this is clearly verstapens fault...... he has bullied his way into corners, many many times.....drivers always back out....not this time...and u say is lewis fault.....how come !!!!

  • David Doody
    David Doody4 giorni fa

    Great honest, accurate review.

  • D R Minis
    D R Minis4 giorni fa

    Feel like ownership was on Hamilton to either stay on the apex or give the corner to Max.

  • D R Minis

    D R Minis

    3 giorni fa

    @Deven Brown was easily avoidable if Hamilton wasn't going so fast into the turn. He couldn't turn because he did not brake soon enough.

  • Deven Brown

    Deven Brown

    3 giorni fa

    He gave Max a bit of the corner. At 3:57 you see Hamilton slow down significantly, but Verstappen turned into him too sharply to avoid the collision.

  • Marco van raamsdonk
    Marco van raamsdonk4 giorni fa

    I totally disagree with your opinion It was a a dangerous move from Hamilton that’s it he should have get a drive true with 10 second penalty

  • Jamie Reeves
    Jamie Reeves4 giorni fa

    It was a racing incident in Bizarro World!

  • Vintage Playback Hifi Hunter
    Vintage Playback Hifi Hunter4 giorni fa

    Spot on! If you are a Hamilton Hater, German or Racist, you cannot possibly have a logical analysis.

  • John Bolwell
    John Bolwell4 giorni fa

    At last! a common sense analysis of the incident. Lewis had his entire car up the inside, not just a wheel as Christian Horner asserted. At that point Lewis' steering is visibly hard right, trying to get to the apex; Max turns in on him knowing he was there - Lewis's wing is visible as Max turns in and if anything it is Max's fault. Nobody has the right to the racing line if somebody else is already on it. The truth of the matter is that Lewis did Max, fair and square. Lewis should never have got a penalty and justice was done by him winning it. Christian Horner's credibility is shot to pieces.

  • davel101
    davel1014 giorni fa

    I look at this in the following way. As Max couldn't see Hamilton due to the design of modern F1 cars, Hamilton is in control of what happens. It comes down to this for me, as Max couldn't see Hamilton, how could Max avoid the accident? Hamilton oculd have / should have done what he did during the sprint race and back off. wI do think it was a racing incident, but a very dangerous and expensive one. I aslo think that Hamilton isn't used to not being the quickest and his usual calmness was missing at the start of the race.

  • TheBlue028
    TheBlue0284 giorni fa

    This is just insane imo, in the event of a collision the driver who was in the wrong or made the error that caused the collision should be held responsible regardless of how big or small the error. The ONLY time it shouldn't be penalised is when the driver is not responsible for the error like a mechanical failure. This whole era of 'racing incident' is just bizarre and 100% will end up being abused if it hasn't already.

  • Patrik Johansson
    Patrik Johansson4 giorni fa

    Totally agree with your version of the incident. Very detaild in-depth analysis.

  • Namaste1001
    Namaste10014 giorni fa

    Perhaps all these people who are closely involved with F1 know its rigged and are trying to keep a lid on it, hence their "racing incident" conclusions. Have people forgotten how Nico parked his car at monaco so Lewis couldn't complete his lap, thus preventing him from getting pole?

  • Kevin de best
    Kevin de best4 giorni fa

    9:15 and hamilton also was driving slower there, plus Leclerc said after the race he was giving lewis more space because of the accident earlier and if he had not to understeer he still had it so... I think max had the corner, and lewis should have braked to not get understeer and have a tighter corner. but when cornering lewis wasn't alongside anymore also, 14:48 (you see lewis behind max through the corners because of less wing) lewis had a less wing less drag set up so he was slower through corners and more likely to understeer, and max had more wing so was faster in corners so that made max holing corners at high sped more easily than lewis that's why i think its lewis fault be cause he knew he would understeer in cops corner at that speed wich he did so

  • B TEEG
    B TEEG5 giorni fa

    Look at Max staring wheels motions He differently Turned into LEWIS, SPEAK THE TRUTH MY FRIEND

  • i i
    i i5 giorni fa

    so what yur sayin is get out of the way let hamilton by .

  • Dennis H
    Dennis H5 giorni fa

    8:46 so why the fxxk Ham & Lec didn't carsh? Mr Jolyon Palmer Beacuse Ham is on the fxxking curb.

  • Dennis H
    Dennis H5 giorni fa


  • Owen Bell
    Owen Bell5 giorni fa

    This is a very por look at the crash it was partially a racing incident but Lewis determined whether it was going to happen or not he was poking in the inside on a high-speed corner and another thing to look at is the line of the Ferrari behind he was 3 feet closer to the apex that was the inside line if Lewis ran that like max assumed he would it would have been a clean corner Lewis crashed him 100%

  • Rudy Kalkbasepijpje
    Rudy Kalkbasepijpje5 giorni fa

    Can't wait how many people got infected by eachother during this event. Keep in mind 2 weeks incubation time.

  • Axle Grind
    Axle Grind5 giorni fa

    the right rear tire on verstappen's car had the least amount of weight on it from the weight transfer and accelerating out of the corner, while hamilton's left front had most of the weight of the car on it. that is why hamilton made it through the corner knocking wheels and verstappen did not.

  • Sean Karl

    Sean Karl

    4 giorni fa

    That's a very keen observation. I think you are correct. It would be interesting to analyse other similar crashes to see how they turn out. I wonder what the effective weight difference would be in this situation. Maybe the teams are aware of this phenomena. If so Max Verstappen should have been extra careful not to make contact with someone coming up on the inside.

  • St Hope
    St Hope5 giorni fa

    Hamilton knew where he was in each inside pass and hence the way he addressed each of them.

  • St Hope
    St Hope5 giorni fa

    Appreciate you. The view of Verstappen's turning in twice shows he choose to squeeze Hamilton, deceiving himself that he could continue bullying. He tells himself everyone will be a gentleman to him; while he alone should be aggressive. Daniel: "Is that who I think it is ?" Engineer: Yes Danny we confirm that.

  • Remain Grateful to Allah
    Remain Grateful to Allah5 giorni fa

    Trolls are out huh? 😮‍💨

  • Alex Albus
    Alex Albus5 giorni fa

    How come every analysis comes to the conclusion that it was Hamilton's fault and then declares it as a racing incident?

  • Big Pundo
    Big Pundo5 giorni fa


  • Olu
    Olu5 giorni fa

    The most succinct analysis so far. Racing incident period.

  • N3STRo
    N3STRo5 giorni fa

    More British bias, If the situation was reversed, Max would be suspended and ridiculed.. no doubt about it.

  • Black Legion
    Black Legion5 giorni fa

    Hamilton Main Goal is Knock Out Max..

  • Trance 9
    Trance 95 giorni fa

    This and Chainbears video are spot on.

  • Jip
    Jip5 giorni fa

    All the brits are so biased, Hamilton was never alongside or in front of Max and knew he would crash. He does not make mistakes he knew what was going to happen. T

  • Jip


    2 giorni fa

    @Willaim Steleson well my first sentence says different this guy is showing his bias.

  • Willaim Steleson

    Willaim Steleson

    5 giorni fa

    L. @ 7:11 says different.

  • Richard Cevat
    Richard Cevat5 giorni fa

    This is ridiculous. An Englishman squirming in all kinds of directions, almost admitting that Lewis was wrong three times. But that would cost you audience in britan, wouldn't it?

  • Teresa Maria
    Teresa Maria5 giorni fa

    Verstapen fault

  • Jay1 Live
    Jay1 Live5 giorni fa

    Hamilton should be suspended point blank.. no drivers ever take the inside through copse corner.. if Max wasn’t there Hamilton goes straight into the wall. Hamilton knew exactly what he was doing.

  • Jay1 Live

    Jay1 Live

    3 giorni fa

    @Angry Doggy what is the fastest you have gone in MPH ? Don’t lie either. Copse corner is a 190mph curve... that’s fast

  • Angry Doggy

    Angry Doggy

    3 giorni fa

    @Jay1 Live And you know that because you’re an experienced F1 driver and you’ve analysed all the data? I guess that little knock took all the speed out of his car, that must be it. Weird how he was cornering just fine before the hit, perhaps not on the most efficient line but still cornering. But here’s a question for you. As an experienced racing driver, have you never taking a corner away from the racing line without crashing? I sure have and I’m just an amateur.

  • Jay1 Live

    Jay1 Live

    3 giorni fa

    @Angry Doggy he definitely would not have stayed on the track without Verstappen being there in his way. I’m glad you finally understand the point I’m making

  • Angry Doggy

    Angry Doggy

    3 giorni fa

    @Jay1 Live Well if you do know anything about racing it’s weird you would make the ridiculous claim that Hamilton would have gone straight. That’s just total nonsense. He wouldn’t have been able to pass Max and he would have lost a lot of ground, but going straight off? Definitely not.

  • Jay1 Live

    Jay1 Live

    3 giorni fa

    @Angry Doggy I have driven circuit and still do .. if you don’t understand what I am saying then that’s your problem not mine

  • Asthra Nick
    Asthra Nick5 giorni fa

    If Max would have given that space to Lewis it would have been a big lose for him

  • Piotr Koniarski
    Piotr Koniarski5 giorni fa

    "(Hamilton) He's not here to avoid the collision" What?!

    RUBEN5 giorni fa

    7 time world champion doesn't make a mistake if not on purpose.

  • Abdallah El-Daour
    Abdallah El-Daour5 giorni fa

    12:45 I have to disagree with you on one matter. Grojean's incident with Sainz is definitely a racing incident BUT look at the difference is space allowed for Grojean vs. Lewis's.... that's the real difference lewis had the space he needed to avoid collision, no oversteer to correct.. Thoughts?

  • Kevin de best

    Kevin de best

    4 giorni fa

    you mean understeer :) but yes I agree lewis should have known better with his less wing setup, that with the speed he was going in he should have known that he would understeer towards max slightly

  • swordandkeyboard
    swordandkeyboard5 giorni fa

    The announcer is a shill for Hamilton. If was a racing incident then there would have been No penalty. That's why you're an announcer and not a track official. :)

  • Terry Allen
    Terry Allen5 giorni fa

    Brilliant analysis as usual.

  • Huse
    Huse5 giorni fa

    Spot on.

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