Verstappen’s father sees Hamilton’s 10-second penalty as “ridiculous”

07/18/2021 at 7:38 PM CEST


The former Formula One driver and father of Max verstappen (Red Bull), Jon verstappen, said that the 10-second penalty to Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), for the accident in the first round of the Great Britain Grand Prix, it’s “ridiculous”.

“They could have disqualified (to Hamilton). Max gave him space and was behind him, you can’t overtake on the inside then & rdquor ;, declared Jon Verstappen to the most widely read newspaper in the Netherlands, “De Telegraaf & rdquor ;.

Verstappen He started from pole and was defending himself against an attack from Hamilton when, at the ninth turn of the Silverstone circuit, the Englishman’s Mercedes hit the right rear tire of the Dutchman’s Red Bull, which crashed, fortunately without major physical consequences, against the protective barriers.

“It seems to be fine & rdquor ;, explained the father of Verstappen to the chain “Ziggo Sport & rdquor ;. “Obviously it was a great blow. He was feeling a bit dizzy so he was taken to the hospital for a CT scan – that is, a test that involves a combination of X-rays.

The commissioners of the race imposed on Hamilton a 10-second penalty, but that did not prevent the Briton from finishing first in the Formula One Grand Prix of Great Britain, cutting 25 points from Verstappen in the championship.

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