Lewis Hamilton was handed a 10-second penalty for causing a Lap 1 collision with Max Verstappen.
The British GP was brought to a temporary halt this afternoon after Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collided at Copse, resulting in a nasty crash for the Red Bull.
The Dutchman and Hamilton made contact after an opening lap battle for the lead, sending the Red Bull into the barriers at fierce speed.
Verstappen waved to fans after he got out of the car, and headed into an ambulance, to be checked at the Medical Centre to make sure he’s Ok.
Following an investigation by the stewards, Hamilton was handed the 10-second penalty, to be served in the pits.
Speaking earlier on over the team radio, Red Bull Team Principal, Christian Horner said to FIA race director Michael Masi;
“That corner, Hamilton was never anywhere near alongside.
“Every driver that’s driven this circuit knows you do not stick a wheel up the inside of Copse.
“That’s an enormous accident and it was 100 percent Max’s corner.
“As far as I’m concerned, full blame is on Hamilton, who should never have been in that position.
“You could have had a massive accident. Thank god he’s walked away unscathed.
“I hope you’re going to deal with it appropriately.”
After reviewing the footage, Mercedes’ Ron Meadows said;
“Now I’ve had a chance to look at that footage, Lewis was significantly alongside on the inside of Turn Nine.”
Racing resumes at 3:42 pm.