Red Bull reveal Max Verstappen has been rushed to hospital for tests after horror 180mph Silverstone crash with Hamilton
MAX VERSTAPPEN was sent to hospital for 'precautionary tests' after his 180mph crash at the British Grand Prix.
The Dutchman was involved in a controversial first-lap collision with Lewis Hamilton on Silverstone's notorious Copse Corner, being sent hurtling off the track after his title rival made contact with his rear wheel.
Verstappen, 23, was able to gingerly leave his badly damaged car, fortunately appearing largely unhurt by the incident.
Hamilton was slapped with a ten-second penalty - which Verstappen's Red Bull chiefs felt was lenient - before going on to snatch a dramatic victory in the final laps.
After being checked by trackside doctors, Verstappen has been sent for further assessments.
Red Bull confirmed on Twitter: "Following an assessment by the trackside doctors at Silverstone Circuit Medical Centre, Max Verstappen has been taken to a local hospital for further precautionary tests."
The Dutchman was released later on Sunday evening, writing on Instagram: "Cleared from the hospital after all the checks were ok. Thank you to everyone for all the nice messages and best wishes."
That's just dirty driving
Verstappen went into today's race leading Hamilton by 32 points in the Driver's Championship.
And after the incident, the seven-time winner was accused of 'dirty driving' by Christian Horner.
The Red Bull chief said on Channel 4: "Everyone who's driven that corner knows you don't stick a wheel up the inside at Copse.
“He's put him in the fence. Thank god he's not been hurt. It was a desperate move.
“You do not stick a wheel up at Copse, one of the fastest corners in the world. That's just dirty driving.
"It's now with stewards and we hope they deal with it appropriately."
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Charles Leclerc took the lead after the crash.
But Horner and Co will have been left feeling sick to their stomach, after Hamilton got past Leclerc's Ferrari late on.
The win is Hamilton's first since the Spanish Grand Prix on May 9, and snaps a run of six consecutive Red Bull triumphs.