‘Thank God for the halo, his head could have been taken off’: Relieved F1 fans declare it a ‘miracle’ that Sir Lewis Hamilton survived dramatic crash with title rival Max Verstappen at the Italian Grand Prix
- The rival drivers collided in a frightening incident at Monza on Sunday afternoon
- Max Verstappen’s Red Bull car flipped up and the rear landed on the Brit’s head
- The ‘halo’ head protection device on Lewis Hamilton’s car possibly saved his life
- Fans took to social media to express their gratitude that Hamilton is safe and well
Formula One fans declared it a ‘miracle’ that Sir Lewis Hamilton is safe and well after a dramatic and dangerous crash with Max Verstappen in the Italian Grand Prix.
Title rivals Hamilton and Verstappen were involved in a frightening and serious-looking incident at Monza on Sunday. The Red Bull driver’s car flipped up as the duo clashed over track position, with the rear landing on the Brit’s Mercedes.
Thankfully, the ‘halo’ head protection device on Hamilton’s Mercedes shielded his head effectively, possibly saving his life.
Formula One supporters have called it a ‘miracle’ that Sir Lewis Hamilton (back) walked away safe from a serious crash with Max Verstappen (front) at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday
Hamilton’s head was trapped below Verstappen’s wheel but the ‘halo’ possibly saved his life
The Mercedes driver was ultimately unscathed despite the frightening incident at Monza
And F1 supporters quickly took to social media to express their gratitude that the seven-time and reigning world champion avoided serious injury.
One said: ‘Hamilton would’ve died today if it wasn’t for the halo,’ with another adding: ‘Thank God for the halo, Hamilton’s head could have been taken off’.
A third tweeted: ‘Hamilton almost died today had Verstappen’s tyre been spinning out of control in the air. A miracle is what I think we saw today. I can’t believe they walked out frustrated but without any injury’.
And fans took to social media to express their gratitude that Hamilton walked away unscathed
Another fan simply posted: ‘Halo appreciation tweet #Hamilton,’ with a fifth continuing: ‘Thanks Halo. Thanks @fia’.
A sixth tweet said: ‘Verstappen literally drove over Hamilton’s head and didn’t even bother checking – if the halo wasn’t there, I can’t even imagine what could’ve happened. You can’t call anyone’s sportsmanship out if you don’t have any yourself’.
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