Max Verstappen’s health update: F1 doctor talks out about Lewis Hamilton collision
Dr Ian Roberts, FIA Formula 1 Medical Rescue Coordinator has confirmed that Max Vertappen sustained “no other injuries,” aside from windedness from the crash he suffered at the British Grand Prix. Hamilton was attempting to catch Verstappen on the first lap. The pair went wheel-to-wheel several times.
The championship rivals came into contact at Copse when Hamilton tried to dive inside. Verstappen was sent into the gravel pit and then crashed at great speed into the Tyre Barrier.
Verstappen required assistance to exit the car after the race was suspended. He received medical attention.
After the accident, the Dutchman managed to get out of the wreckage and in an ambulance. He was then taken to hospital to undergo further checks.
Verstappen was winded by the collision and it wasn’t immediately known if he had suffered any other serious injuries.
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However, Dr Roberts confirmed that Verstappen did not appear to have suffered from any additional injuries.
Sky Sports asked Verstappen how he was after the crash. He said that he felt “a bit winded” and went to the hospital to get the usual check-ups.
It looked like we were watching a movie roll as we came around the corner.
It was not, however it had a very impressive impact on the tires.
It’s trying to assess him quickly while he’s still there, but we also wanted to get him outside to check on him and get him to calm down a little bit.
We just want to find out what he is like, and then we can get the funds in place to send him to the medical center for an evaluation.”
He said, “There is always the possibility of concussion. We should always keep that in mind.”
We like to exclude it, but it’s the first thing we do.
There are no other injuries at this time. “
Hamilton was behind Charles Leclerc when the race was stopped and was not able to pass the Ferrari driver on the restart.
Leclerc pulled away from Hamilton, on Hamilton’s medium compound. Verstappen still had a 10-second penalty.
Hamilton, who stopped the cars for hard compound but was the fastest on the track, quickly took the lead and closed in Leclerc with only two laps to go.
Publited at Sun, 18 July 2021 17:02:00 +0000