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FIA reveal Verstappen roll concern in aftermath of Hamilton clash

FIA reveal Verstappen roll concern in aftermath of Hamilton clash

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FIA reveal Verstappen roll concern in aftermath of Hamilton clash

FIA reveal Verstappen roll concern in aftermath of Hamilton clash

FIA medical rescue coordinator Dr Ian Roberts has revealed the team was concerned Max Verstappen had rolled his Red Bull in his first-lap incident at the British Grand Prix.

Verstappen collided with Lewis Hamilton at Copse as the F1 championship rivals duelled for the race lead at Silverstone, culminating in the Red Bull driver suffering a 51g impact with the tyre barriers.

After attending to Verstappen, Roberts declared the Dutch driver was "a bit winded to say the least" and that he exited his RB16B "with a little bit of help".

Following an initial check at the circuit medical centre, Verstappen was then taken to a nearby hospital for further scans and tests.

Describing the scene as he approached, speaking to Sky Sports F1, Roberts said: "As we were coming round the corner and saw the [giant TV] screen, it looked as if we were looking at a roll.

"Fortunately not but it was still a pretty impressive impact into the tyres.

"We assessed him as quickly as possible whilst he was still in [the car] but obviously, he wants to be getting out.

"We tried to get him to relax a bit because he wanted to get out of there. We just want to know what he is like and get the resources in to get him to the medical centre for assessment."

Roberts did not rule out the possibility of Verstappen sustaining concussion, adding: "We always bear it in mind.

"We like to try and exclude that but that is always the first thing, even if it looks as though it isn't, we keep that very much in mind."

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