The beginning of Grand Prix of Great Britain, Lewis hamilton Y Max verstappen were involved in a very serious accident, which left the Red bull no chances of completing the race on the circuit of Silverstone. The Briton received a fairly light penalty for what happened. When he enters the pits he must serve 10 seconds in detention.
Hamilton wanted to overtake Verstappen in one of the fastest corners on the circuit, but he hit the Dutchman with the front wing, knocking Max off the asphalt. Verstappen crashed hard against the protections and had to be hospitalized, although the Red Bull boss, Christian horner, confirmed that its pilot is in good health.
Once the accident occurred, the Red Bull team quickly contacted Verstappen: “Max, are you okay?” However, the Dutchman did not respond and this paralyzed the hearts of the Austrian team’s box. After a few seconds, the Dutchman activated his radio, although it was quite bad. The circuit rescue services quickly activated the protocol and he was taken to a hospital.
On the other hand, Hamilton also spoke about the incident in the fast corner. When he touched Verstappen, the seven-time Formula 1 champion erupted in anger and reported the damage to the car to Mercedes. “I was up there. Completely at his side, that’s my line ”, said the Briton, who will have to accelerate to the maximum to regain lost ground.
Finally, both Mercedes and Red Bull expressed concern about the possible sanction that Hamilton could receive. Toto wolff was the one who was most active when talking to the FIA, by sending an Email to the race director, with the telemetry and the regulations. For his part, Christian Horner highlighted the dangerous action that Hamilton had for Verstappen.
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