‘A can of worms has been opened by this’: Damon Hill fears let off for Max Verstappen after his controversial clash with Lewis Hamilton in Brazil could change how drivers race… and he fears a similar incident between the title rivals ‘may happen AGAIN’

Damon Hill believes the decision to let Max Verstappen off in regards to his controversial battle against Lewis Hamilton at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix will have a huge affect on how drivers now race in Formula One. Some saw Verstappen’s actions as deliberate with his car having been nowhere near the apex of the corner, as he also went off the track to defend from Hamilton who had to take evasive action around the outside. Hill though fears that the act itself will now give every driver a precedent to act by in future races and that it could alter how overtakes are made and defended in the sport. Asked on Thursday if he would make the manoeuvre again, Verstappen said: ‘Yes. As a driver, you know exactly what you can and can’t do in the car.

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