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Verstappen taken to hospital after British GP crash

Jul 18 2021
By Scott Mitchell-Malm

Max Verstappen has been taken to hospital for precautionary tests after suffering a heavy crash in the British Grand Prix following contact with Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton.

On the opening lap of the Silverstone race, Hamilton tried to pass Verstappen into the fast Copse right-hander.

He hit the right rear of the Red Bull mid-corner and sent Verstappen into the barrier on the outside at high speed.

Verstappen emerged from his car on his own and was briefly assessed by doctors at the scene, before undergoing further assessment at the Silverstone medical centre.

He has now been taken to a local hospital. Shortly after the crash, team boss Christian Horner had described Verstappen as “severely winded” and slammed Hamilton’s “dirty driving”.

Horner also said Verstappen’s crash was registered as a 51G impact.

Hamilton continued after the clash but was given a 10-second time penalty for the incident.

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