The battle for the world title in Formula 1 has taken on a whole new dimension on Sunday.

After a duel between themselves, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton ended up in the gravel pit, as a result of which both drivers dropped out in the Italian Grand Prix.

Verstappen's Red Bull ended up on top of Hamilton's Mercedes.

Verstappen's Red Bull ended up on top of Hamilton's Mercedes.

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The race management will only investigate the incident after the race in Italy.

The race management will only investigate the incident after the race in Italy.

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Verstappen and Hamilton blamed each other for the accident, which happened just after the Briton's pit stop.

Verstappen and Hamilton blamed each other for the accident, which happened just after the Briton's pit stop.

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Due to the double retirement, Verstappen retains the lead in the World Cup position.

His lead over Hamilton is five points.

Due to the double retirement, Verstappen retains the lead in the World Cup position.

His lead over Hamilton is five points.

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Verstappen was quickly out of his car and Hamilton was not worthy of a glance.

Verstappen was quickly out of his car and Hamilton was not worthy of a glance.

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There are eight GPs to go after the race in Italy in this exciting season.

There are eight GPs to go after the race in Italy in this exciting season.

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