After leaving Formula 1 in 2003, Verstappen Sr. has ventured into the world of rally racing. His focus recently shifted to competing in the Rally La Nucia in Alicante. During a practice run to familiarise himself with the course, things took a wild turn.
The 51-year-old was captured on camera as he approached a right-hand bend. However, it appears he misjudged his braking point, causing the car to lock up and collide head-on with metal barriers. The impact left the front of his vehicle severely damaged.
Thankfully, both Jos and his co-driver Renaud Jamoul emerged from the incident unharmed. While the car may have suffered a significant blow, the safety barriers did their job in preventing a more perilous outcome.
Now, the clock is ticking as Verstappen's team rushes to repair the car in time for the event's first stage.
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