Hamilton began from nineteenth in Monza as a consequence of engine penalties however impressively minimize via the grid to complete in fifth, whereas Max Verstappen prolonged his lead within the 2022 standings by profitable once more.
The race concluded with a Security Automotive on observe which means Verstappen couldn’t be overtaken – it drew comparisons to how former race director Michael Masi incorrectly utilized the rule on the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to thwart Hamilton.
Brundle wrote about Hamilton in his Sky column: “He did not look that impressed as he walked via parc ferme as I waited to interview the highest three.”
Brundle described the race ending as “painful to look at” and added: “What adopted was a listing of issues which ruined the tip of the race, not that Charles Leclerc was going to catch Verstappen it have to be mentioned. Carlos Sainz might have had a take a look at George Russell for the ultimate spot on the rostrum.
“There was an initiative mentioned whereby, within the remaining 5 laps of a race, if there’s a problem of this sort then throw the purple flag and have a standing begin re-start. We noticed this in Azerbaijan final 12 months and it does make for nice anticipation and an exhilarating finale to a race.
I have to say although that for me a purple flag means a really severe incident or one thing like a cloud burst and a waterlogged observe.
“The purple flag can be utilized as a software to neutralise a race together with yellow flags, and certainly one of two security automotive choices. However when the protection automotive picked up third place George Russell’s Mercedes somewhat than comfy race chief Max Verstappen, with a bunch of again markers in between, then it actually did crumble.”
Brundle concluded: “It was not the FIA’s most interesting occasion. It is such a brief race there anyway as a result of excessive common speeds, and the followers would have deserved a thriller on the restart.”