SILVERSTONE, U.Okay. — Max Verstappen was taken to hospital for precautionary checks after crashing out of the British Grand Prix in a collision with title rival Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap.
Verstappen walked away from the accident with the assistance of marshals, however after visiting the circuit medical centre he was referred to the native hospital for additional checks.
The 2 championship contenders collided in a high-speed accident on the 180 mph Copse nook, taking Vertsappen out of the race on the spot whereas Hamilton continued within the race.
Verstappen, who began from pole place, was beneath assault from Hamilton within the opening lap of the race, with the Mercedes driver trying overtakes in Flip 1 (Abbey), Flip 3 (Village) and Flip 6 (Brooklands).
Hamilton acquired his automobile alongside Verstappen on the outdated pit straight earlier than going to the within at Flip 9, generally known as Copse.
The nook is a flat-out proper hander taken at over 180 mph, however hardly ever sees two vehicles run facet by facet. Hamilton’s entrance left tyre clipped Verstappen’s rear proper, sending the Crimson Bull into the obstacles at high-speed.
Verstappen managed to get himself out of his automobile with the assistance of marshals and gave the impression to be winded however unhurt. He was later taken to the medical centre for checks.
Hamilton was heard on crew radio telling his engineer: “He [Verstappen] turned in on me, man.”
Crimson Bull crew boss Christian Horner was livid concerning the accident, telling Channel 4: “Copse is without doubt one of the quickest corners on the planet, you do not stick a wheel up the within, that is simply soiled driving.”
The FIA race stewards investigated the incident and gave Hamilton a ten-second penalty for inflicting a collision.
Crimson Bull confirmed Verstappen had gone to hospital on the recommendation of medical doctors on the circuit.
“Following a primary lap incident at Copse Nook between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton on the British Grand Prix, we are able to affirm that Max Verstappen walked away from his automobile and was instantly taken to the Silverstone Circuit Medical Centre,” a Crimson Bull assertion stated.
“Following an evaluation by the trackside medical doctors at Silverstone Circuit Medical Centre, Max Verstappen has been taken to an area hospital for additional precautionary exams.
“Additional updates will comply with in the end.”
The race was suspended moments after the incident to permit monitor marshals to evaluate the injury to the obstacles.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was main the race when the pink flag got here out, with Hamilton in second place and Valtteri Bottas third.