Heated alternate between Brown, Winterbottom

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Brown’s Erebus Holden was destroyed on the opening lap of the race in a scary influence with the wall on pit entry.

The crash was the results of contact with Winterbottom by the high-speed Flip 9/10/11 complicated.

There have been initially issues over Brown’s well being as medical crews attended to him trackside. Nonetheless it was later confirmed that he had been badly winded however was in any other case okay.

Nonetheless the injury may very well be terminal for the automotive itself, and will complicate Erebus’ plans to run a wildcard on the Bathurst 1000 subsequent month.

Talking to Fox Sports activities after returning to the storage, Brown claimed Winterbottom pushed him off as retribution for earlier contact, in addition to describing the crash as the most important of his profession.

“Winterbottom wasn’t pleased from the nook earlier than and put me off,” stated Brown.

“That was the most important hit I’ve ever had. A few of them you are not too bothered about however that was a fairly large hit.

“Getting into at that velocity I knew I used to be screwed, going to hit the facet of wall. I obtained out of the automotive, I used to be fairly badly winded. However I am feeling alright now. Only a bit sore on my left facet.

“It is fairly disappointing. Everybody goes two vast by right here and is aware of what the results are in case you put somebody off like that. Look what he did. I hope he comes down and says one thing.”

Winterbottom did make his option to the Erebus storage after the race which led to a heated alternate with Brown and Erebus CEO Barry Ryan.

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Ryan was seen bodily pushing Winterbottom away a number of occasions as Winterbottom and Brown regarded to argue over the conflict.

By that time Winterbottom – who copped a drive-through penalty for the contact through the race – had already had his say on TV.

He claimed the contact wasn’t intentional, though did reference the sooner contact with Brown.

“It seems to be dangerous on footage when somebody finally ends up like that,” he stated.

“Sadly with the footage, it doesn’t present the Flip 4 getting hit, Flip 6 getting hit, Flip 9 getting hit, the concertina, and the whole lot occurring to get there.

“I really feel like his entrance wheel hit my again and lifted, it was not intentional in any respect, it’s a nasty visible to look at.

“It’s all the time hindsight isn’t it? Sadly for him, I can see why he could be indignant, and disenchanted.

“I obtained a drive-through. It’s onerous when somebody is just not side-by-side, they’re a bit bit completely different. You cop it, I’m glad he’s okay, and that’s the primary factor.”

When requested about Brown wanting to speak in regards to the crash, Winterbottom stated: “He can [have a chat] if he needs, clearly they’ll. I noticed there was just a few of them in pit lane carrying on a bit, however nothing is intentional on this sport.

“You race onerous. It doesn’t present me getting drilled on the hairpin by him, and Flip 6 getting drilled by him, however it reveals the aftermath, that’s what seems to be dangerous.”

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