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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23 F1 Fan comments on “Verstappen says he is uninjured after heavy crash at Silverstone

  1. KEVIN

    wow, a 10 second and he still wins. Thank you F1 for creating fair and balanced racing....next time make it a real penalty. There was no consequence for Lewis today!

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  2. P. Tang

    Glad Max is okay. We should boycott F1 for allowing this "accident" to happen. It was a calculated risk on Hamilton's part, and as he mentioned, he was just a Max's DNF and a Podium finish to catch up. Hamilton is true to his word, and he had made it happen. The punishment is just a slap on the wrist. . . 10 seconds? for willfully destroying your competitor's racing car? If F1 persists on not punishing drivers who had caused an accident with more forceful methods like suspension of 3 or more races, I do not want to watch F1 Racing anymore after following it for 30 odd years.

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    • Mike O Donovan

      Boycott F1 over a penalty you didn't think was severe enough... I'm sorry but that is about the dumbest... Strike that. Does anybody else plan on boycotting F1 now that we have a competitive season going? Yeah. I didn't think so.

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  3. True Post

    Watch the videos, Lewis took Albon out the very same way, he’s good at it.

    Max was clearly ahead of Lewis and you would really expect him to give up the position?

    Max is driving too aggressively? Give me a break!

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  4. ReallyOldRacer

    Re Copse: two drivers saying FU at the same time and they crashed. Both of them deserved to be in the rhubarb. Sir Lewis got lucky.....this time. Always remember the Beatles, instant karma gonna' get you.

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  5. Ray

    Max, is a 'RECKLESS' driver and should be 'red-carded' (banned from the next race) for causing the accident. Just because his stupidity got him hurt doesn't mean he was not at fault. You can clearly see his hands rotating clockwise as Lewis got near suggesting he was driving into Lewis with the aim to 'bully' or 'frighten' him into slowing down. For that, Max got what he deserved.

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  6. Christer Karlsson

    Great Hamilton that was fair move and you get MAXimum score.
    So someone got lucky with 10 second and the winn,
    So Max next time maybe Talionprincip would be fair (Eye for an eye) Old Roman Babylonian Thora Law means that the punishment should fit the crime.

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  7. justin lacelle

    Dear f1a

    My name is Justin lacelle a been watch formula one many years the reason wayne the accident happen max verstappen like to blocking driven like lewis Hamilton and it do like Michael Schumacher in pass thank you a nice day.

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  8. Marc Joseph St-Georges

    According to me Hamilton had to receive a huge penalty!!! This is not the show that we want to see. Hamilton angriness cause his no longer the best driver start to hurt F1 family now.

    Next race Max, Perez should push Hamilton out of the race. And I agree with Christer Karlsson, Eye for an eye.

    Enough of the Britain Clown up front.

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  9. NICHOLAS D MARMON

    Listen..alot of people will never fully grapes or understand exactly how hard a 51g crash is in real life..in everyday life without safety equipment and barriers etc etc...a 51g crash more than likely would kill you instantly. IMO he has a reason to be angry..if lewis truly cared he should have publicly addressed the situation and atleast said he hopes ok on the tv for good looks..I thought the celebration was a tiny bit cheeky myself

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  10. f1award

    Max you need to learn to keep to one line, weaved everywhere on lap 1 and got caught by the better driver who did exactly the same to Leclerc on the same corner. As to all the max cry babies on this site, learn and move on.

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  11. Mike O Donovan

    Boycott F1 over a penalty you didn't think was severe enough... I'm sorry but that is about the dumbest... Strike that. Does anybody else plan on boycotting F1 now that we have a competitive season going? Yeah. I didn't think so.

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  12. Panda

    You don't get it, do you? F1 is allowing this type of bumming and causing accidents with a slap on the wrist. It was a calculated risk on Hamilton's part. The result could potentially be someone being seriously hurt. Also, having an F1 car being completely destroyed. I guess you are waiting for a more serious accident to occur before saying that this is not right. For one, I am not watching any more F1 races.

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