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Verstappen "cleared from hospital" after 51g Silverstone smash

Verstappen "cleared from hospital" after 51g Silverstone smash

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Verstappen "cleared from hospital" after 51g Silverstone smash

Verstappen "cleared from hospital" after 51g Silverstone smash

Max Verstappen has confirmed he has been "cleared from hospital" after suffering a 51g impact in a lap one crash at the British Grand Prix.

Red Bull driver Verstappen was spun into the Silverstone tyre barriers at Copse when Lewis Hamilton attempted a bold overtake on the opening lap.

The impact was registered at 51g with the Dutchman initially taken to the on-site medical facility before being transported to Coventry hospital for "precautionary tests".

Via social media, Verstappen has now confirmed himself to have been cleared to leave the hospital, the brief message accompanied by an image of himself and father Jos.

He wrote: "Cleared from the hospital after all the checks were ok. Thank you to everyone for all the nice messages and best wishes."

In a statement of its own, Red Bull later added: "Following a first lap incident at Copse Corner between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton at the British Grand Prix, we can confirm that Max Verstappen walked away from his car and was immediately taken to Silverstone Circuit Medical Centre.

"Following an assessment by the trackside doctors at Silverstone Circuit Medical Centre, Max was taken by helicopter to Coventry Hospital for further tests and observation.

"We are pleased to confirm that Max was released from hospital at 22:00 this evening, following a thorough medical examination, without any major injuries.

"Max and the Team would like to thank the trackside Marshalls and medical staff for their exceptional care both on-site at Silverstone and at Coventry Hospital."

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