Max Verstappen has been taken to hospital for further tests after his high-speed crash at the British Grand Prix.
Verstappen was going wheel to wheel with home hero Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap at Silverstone when the pair tangled at around 180mph at Copse Corner.
Hamilton clipped the title leader sending him flying into the tyre barrier in a huge side-on impact.
The Dutchman looked worse for wear as he was able to climb out of his car and walk into an ambulance before undergoing further tests at the medical centre.
And he was later taken to a local hospital for further tests and treatment, whilst Hamilton was handed a 10-second time penalty having been deemed at fault for the incident.
A statement from the FIA read: "Following an incident during the FIA Formula 1 British Grand Prix today, 18/07/21, the driver of car #33, Max Verstappen, has been taken to a local hospital for further precautionary checks."
A Red Bull statement read: "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."
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner expressed his relief that his driver was not seriously injured.
"Thank god he walked away, that's the biggest result we'll have today," Horner told Sky Sports.
"He's in the medical centre, but he's walked in there on his own. He's doing a 30-minute precautionary check but so far, so good.
"Thank god we haven't had a driver who has been seriously injured or worse today," he added.
Horner, however, could not hide his anger at Hamilton for his role in the incident.
After calling race director Michael Masi, Horner said: “Michael, look, that corner, he was never anywhere near alongside.
“Every driver who has driven at this circuit knows you do not stick a wheel up the inside at Copse.
“That’s an enormous accident and it was 100% Max’s corner, so as far as I’m concerned, full blame lays on Hamilton, who should never have been in that position.
“You could’ve had a massive accident, thank god he’s walked away unscathed. I hope you’re going to deal with it appropriately.”
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