Max Verstappen confirmed that the dirty air thrown out by Red Bull team-mate Pierre Gasly's car played a role in him brushing with the 'Wall of Champions' in FP2 at the Canadian Grand Prix. Verstappen was fortunate not to suffer major damage when he thumped the wall at the final turn.
Verstappen saw his qualifying simulation lap go down the tubes as a result of the incident, although that was the full extent of the harm.
Approaching the final turn, Verstappen's entry was compromised by Gasly moving slowly into the chicane and the Dutchman confirmed there had been some confusion as he bolted down the long straight.
"I had Pierre in front of me and I think he was told to speed up, but I don't know exactly what happened then," said Verstappen.
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