Motorsport: New Formula One footage emerges of scary moment Max Verstappen's tyre makes contact with Lewis Hamilton’s head

Scary new footage has emerged of the Formula One crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at the Italian Grand Prix.

The mid-race incident ended the race for both championship rivals and led to sanctions against the young Dutch driver.

Verstappen has been issued a three-place grid penalty for the Russian Grand Prix next weekend and also handed a two-point penalty on his F1 super license.

The two title contenders collided at the first corner, as Hamilton made his way out of the pits, which propelled Verstappen's car over the top of the Brits, destroying his rear wing and leaving both men beached in the gravel.

Formula One has released a new angle from a camera on board Hamilton's Mercedes, which shows how crucial the halo was in saving the seven-time champion's life.

Verstappen's Red Bull's right rear tyre rolled over Hamiltin's head, collecting part of the helmet, but the halo stayed intact, preventing further serious contact.

"Incidents that are different, so it’s not necessarily high G impacts or anything like that, but are unusual, we do look at," says F1 race director Michael Masi.

"Our safety department does look at them in detail, investigate, and see what we can learn and what we can improve for the future. 

"That’s how we have a whole lot of the safety features that we have today and will continue to evolve into the future.

"We are already collecting all of the data, so we have all of the information, and that will all go to our safety department together with any photographs and anything else we have along the way.

"They're in a very tight championship fight, two fantastic drivers, and they’re extremely close.

"Once you are in that situation, both drivers will take more risks one way or the other.

"There wasn’t anything, in our perspective, silly. The stewards looked at it in exactly the same manner as they would any other incident and decided that one driver was predominantly to blame."