Max Verstappen was rushed to hospital after crashing out of the British Grand Prix
following a collision with Lewis Hamilton.
Verstappen, 23, was able to gingerly leave his badly damaged car, fortunately
appearing largely unhurt by the incident. While Hamilton was slapped with a ten-
second penalty. After being checked by trackside doctors, Verstappen has been sent
for further assessments.
Red Bull confirmed on Twitter: “Following an assessment by the trackside doctors
at Silverstone Circuit Medical Centre, Max Verstappen has been taken to a local
hospital for further precautionary tests.” Verstappen went into today’s race leading
Hamilton by 32 points in the Driver’s Championship.
And after the incident, the seven-time winner was accused of ‘dirty driving’ by
Dr Roberts has now confirmed that there were no immediate signs that Verstappen
had suffered any other injuries.
When asked how Verstappen was in the immediate aftermath of the crash, he told
Sky Sports: “A little bit winded, to say the least, and got out with a little bit of help
and off to the hospital for routine checkups.
“As we were coming round the corner and saw the screen, it looked as if we were
looking at a roll.
“Fortunately not, but it was still pretty impressive impact into the tyres there
“It’s assessing him as quickly as possible while he’s still in but obviously we wanted
to get him out to see what’s going on with him and to get him to relax a bit because
he wants to get out of there.
“We just want to know what he’s like and then get the resources in to get him into the
medical centre for an assessment.”
He added: “There’s always a possibility of concussion so we always bear it in mind.
“We like to then try and exclude that but that’s always the first thing, even if it looks
as though it isn’t. “No other injuries apparent at the moment.”