Lewis Hamilton apologises to Oscar Piastri for F1 Italian GP clash: ‘Misjudged the gap, totally my fault’ | F1

The seven-time world champion was hit with a five-second time penalty for colliding with Piastri’s McLaren as they battled over eighth place at the second chicane in the closing stages of a thrilling race at Monza. Despite the contact - and penalty - Hamilton was able to salvage sixth place, one position behind Mercedes teammate George Russell, having started eighth following a disappointing qualifying. Hamilton held his hands up for the clash and revealed he had apologised to Piastri straight after the race. “Every point position that we are getting through these races seem to be incredibly hard-fought,” he told Sky. “Starting on the…

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