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Why Verstappen's penalty could affect the chances of another Hamilton clash

Article To news overview © Getty Images/Red Bull Contentpool Max Verstappen's grid penalty to be taken at the Russian Grand Prix could affect the chances of him having another run-in with Lewis Hamilton, according to former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer. The Dutchman will take a three-place grid drop after the stewards deemed him at fault in his collision with Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix. Whilst Palmer admits the punishment could prove "pointless" given that Verstappen may already opt to incur engine penalties at Sochi, he also believes that it reduces the chances of any further clashes with his title rival – at least for now. "The stewards found Verstappen predominantly...
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