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Verstappen hospitalised after high-speed collision with Hamilton at British Grand Prix


Verstappen rushed to hospital

Red Bull driver, Max Verstappen, was rushed to the hospital on Sunday following a ghastly crash with Mercedes’ driver, Lewis Hamilton, at the British Grand Prix.

UK Sun, quoting Red Bull, reports that the 23-year-old Dutchman was sent to hospital for ‘precautionary tests’ following the 180mph crash on Silverstone’s notorious Copse Corner.

Verstappen was reportedly sent hurtling off the track by contact from the Brit, leaving his car badly damaged while the driver was largely unhurt.

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Although Hamilton went on to win the race (his first since the Spanish Grand Prix on May 9), he 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.”

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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 Christian Horner.

The Red Bull chief said on Channel 4: “Everyone who’s driven that corner knows you don’t stick a wheel up the inside at Copse.

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“He’s put him in the fence. Thank god he’s not been hurt. It was a desperate move.

“You do not stick a wheel up at Copse, one of the fastest corners in the world. That’s just dirty driving.

“It’s now with stewards and we hope they deal with it appropriately.”

Hamilton’s victory ended Red Bull’s run of six consecutive triumphs.