Red Bull driver Verstappen discharged from hospital

Dutch driver had 1st-lap collision with Hamilton at British Grand Prix on Sunday

Selcuk Bugra Gokalp   | 19.07.2021
Red Bull driver Verstappen discharged from hospital FILE PHOTO


Red Bull driver Max Verstappen said on Monday he has been discharged from hospital following Sunday’s crash in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton's contact with Verstappen's car in the first lap caused a collision, and as a result, Verstappen was out of the race later won by Hamilton.

Verstappen, 23, said he is glad to recover, but disappointed over the only 10-second penalty to Hamilton.

The penalty does not do justice to the dangerous move Hamilton made on the track, he said, accusing him of being disrespectful and showing unsportsmanlike behavior.

But Verstappen still tops the 2021 driver rankings with 185 points, while Hamilton is just behind him with 177.

In the Formula 1 Constructor Standings, Red Bull Racing Honda stands 1st with 289 points, and Mercedes 2nd with 285 points.

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