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Lewis Hamilton is accused of ‘DRAMATISING’ the neck injury suffered in Max Verstappen crash at Monza

Ralf Schumacher believes that Lewis Hamilton overreacted after his crash with Max Verstappen at the Italian Grand Prix. 

Verstappen’s vehicle launched from the curb and landed on top of Hamilton’s Mercedes, leaving only the protective Halo device from causing a serious injury to the world champion. 

This was Verstappen and Hamilton’s second collision of the season after they previously collided at the British Grand Prix.   

Lewis Hamilton has been accused of overreacting after his crash with Max Verstappen in Italy

Lewis Hamilton has been accused of overreacting after his crash with Max Verstappen in Italy

Lewis Hamilton has been accused of overreacting after his crash with Max Verstappen in Italy

Verstappen criticised Hamilton for not giving him enough room, on the Red Bull team radio

Verstappen criticised Hamilton for not giving him enough room, on the Red Bull team radio

Verstappen criticised Hamilton for not giving him enough room, on the Red Bull team radio

Hamilton took a moment to inspect the respective damage suffered by the two cars

Hamilton took a moment to inspect the respective damage suffered by the two cars

Hamilton took a moment to inspect the respective damage suffered by the two cars

Even though Hamilton was able to continue after the collision at Silverstone in July, both drivers were knocked out of the race in Monza.

In the immediate aftermath of the incident, the Dutchman walked away seemingly unhurt whilst Hamilton took several minutes to emerge from his cockpit.

The Brit then said he believed that Verstappen ‘knew what was going to happen, but he still did it’. 

Hamilton has since revealed he will have to see a specialist before the Russian GP as his neck is getting ‘tighter and tighter’.  

However, Schumacher believes that Hamilton has exaggerated the severity of the crash and even pointed out that Hamilton was able to attend the Met Gala just days after the event. 

He told Sport1: ‘I think Lewis was too dramatising of it, considering that he flew to New York the next day to attend an event.’ 

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko (above) has accused Hamilton and his team of faking his injuries

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko (above) has accused Hamilton and his team of faking his injuries

Ralf Schumacher (above) believes that Hamilton has dramatised the crash at the Italian Grand Prix

Ralf Schumacher (above) believes that Hamilton has dramatised the crash at the Italian Grand Prix

Helmut Marko and Ralf Schumacher both believe that Hamilton has overreacted after Monza

Red Bull’s advisor Helmut Marko also believes that Hamilton and his Mercedes team tried to ‘put on a show’ after the event. 

Marko said to the Osterreich newspaper: ‘It was a normal racing accident. All the stories around it were pulled up by the hair by Mercedes.

‘Verstappen had already got out when Hamilton tried to go back to get out of the gravel. 

‘The medical car saw that and drove on. And then a show is put on that poor Hamilton is suddenly injured.’