Lewis Hamilton involved in another collision at Spanish Grand Prix

Henry Valantine
Lando Norris touches Lewis Hamilton. Spain June 2023.

Lando Norris makes contact with Lewis Hamilton on the first lap. Spain June 2023.

Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris made contact at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix, following his touch with George Russell in qualifying.

The Mercedes driver had moved ahead of the McLaren heading into Turn 1 at the start of the race, with the drag down to the first braking zone being one of the longest of the season.

Norris slotted in behind Hamilton moving into Turn 2, but appeared to accelerate a bit too soon, making contact with the rear of Hamilton’s car and damaging his front wing in the process.

This forced the McLaren driver into an early pit stop on the first lap of the race, dropping him all the way to the back of the field after a wing change, somewhat wasting his good work after earning a P3 grid slot for the Spanish Grand Prix in qualifying.

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It is not the first time Hamilton has been on the wrong end of unintentional contact this weekend, with he and team-mate George Russell having collided on the start/finish straight during qualifying on Saturday.

Russell was found to have been in the wrong for that incident between the team-mates, moving across the track and causing wing damage on Hamilton’s car – for which he received a formal warning from the FIA following a stewards investigation.