Verstappen updates fans after 50G collision at the British GP
Max Verstappen has updated F1 fans after a nasty collision with the barriers on Lap 1 of the British Grand Prix saw him bound for the hospital for precautionary checks.
In a post on Instagram late on Sunday night, the dutch driver wrote;
“First of all: I am glad I’m ok. It was quite an impact at 51G but feeling better.
“Obviously very disappointed with being taken out like this. The penalty given does not help us in any way and doesn’t do justice to the dangerous move Lewis made on track.
“Watching the celebrations after the race while still in hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behavior but we move on.”
There has been widespread criticism of the contact made between Hamilton and Verstappen at Copse, with many taking aim at the world champion for such a dangerous move on one of the fastest corners on the calendar.
Hamilton spoke out after the race and said he wasn’t aware Verstappen was sent to hospital, but that the incident didn’t affect the way he felt about the win.
The Red Bull driver later posted a picture to his story with his father Jos to show fans he was on the mend following the scary crash.
As things settled down today, Red Bull released a statement condemning the actions of some people online towards the Mercedes champ.
They wrote; “While we may be fierce rivals on track, we are all united against racism.
“We condemn racist abuse of any kind towards our team, our competitors and our fans.
“As a team we are disgusted and saddened to witness the racist abuse Lewis endured yesterday on social media after the collision with Max.
“There is never any excuse for it, there is certainly no place for it in our sport and those responsible should be held accountable.”