British Grand Prix: Max Verstappen taken to hospital after Silverstone crash

Max Verstappen has been taken to hospital for “precautionary tests” after suffering a big accident on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix. Red Bull driver Verstappen, 23, collided with the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton on the entry to the high-speed Copse corner and suffered what his team boss Christian Horner described as a “51G impact” with the barriers. A Red Bull statement read: “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 the Silverstone Circuit Medical Centre. Verstappen’s collision with Hamilton was arguably the most spectacular moment of the 2021 season so far – and its most controversial. “You do not stick a wheel up at Copse, one of the fastest corners in the world.

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