TOWCESTER, UK – While charging into Copse at the start of the race, Lewis Hamilton went to the inside of championship rival Max Verstappen for the lead and said to himself, “If you don’t go for a gap, you are not a racer” and after he thought about the oft-misquoted Senna saying, he was required to take out Verstappen similar to Senna and Prost’s incident at Suzuka thirty years prior.

Like Senna said, you must go for a gap or you are no longer a race driver and I want to continue being a race driver,” said Hamilton, “A gap is any opening, and this opening from a car length behind at a corner you don’t pass at existed, so to continue being a race driver, I was required to go for it.”