Verstappen says he is uninjured after heavy crash at Silverstone
Jul.18 - Max Verstappen is uninjured after his serious crash during the Grand Prix of Great Britain. The Dutchman came into contact with Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes on the opening lap and shot hard into the tire stacks at Copse corner. Verstappen was taken to hospital as a precaution for a number of medical checks, but luckily nothing was left of it.
"First of all, I'm glad I'm okay," Verstappen said from the hospital. “It was a hard blow with 51G, but I feel okay. Of course I am very disappointed to be driven out of the race in this way. The given time penalty does not help us in any way and does not do justice to Lewis' dangerous manoeuvre on the track."
"I think it's disrespectful and unsportsmanlike to see the cheers after the game while I was still in hospital, but we have to move on."
The Red Bull Racing team stated late yesterday evening:
Following a first lap incident at Copse Corner between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton at the British Grand Prix, we can confirm that Max Verstappen walked away from his car and was immediately taken to Silverstone Circuit Medical Centre.
Following an assessment by the trackside doctors at Silverstone Circuit Medical Centre, Max was taken by helicopter to Coventry Hospital for further tests and observation.
We are pleased to confirm that Max was released from hospital at 22:00 this evening, following a thorough medical examination, without any major injuries.
Max and the Team would like to thank the trackside Marshalls and medical staff for their exceptional care both on-site at Silverstone and at Coventry Hospital.
Next race is in two weeks on the Hungaroring in Hungary on the 1st of August.
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