Max Verstappen’s car was badly damaged after his crash during the Grand Prix of Great Britain. Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has now announced that the financial damage amounts to around 1.5 million euros.
That amount is needed to make Verstappen’s damaged Formula 1 car roadworthy again. Previously, team advisor Helmut Marko assumed around 750,000 euros.
Things went wrong on the first lap at Silverstone. Verstappen started on pole position, but was involved in a fierce battle with his closest attacker Hamilton from the first corner.
After a few futile overtaking maneuvers by the Briton, the two collided on Hamilton’s next attempt. Verstappen flew out of the corner after the contact and clapped hard into the tire stacks.
‘Too light punishment’
“It’s no secret that after the crash we believed, and still are, that Hamilton was given too light a penalty for this accident,” Horner commented on last Sunday’s incident.
“Given the magnitude of the crash and the lenient penalty that followed, we are reviewing all the data. We have the right to appeal that decision, so we are reviewing all the evidence and considering all our options.”
The team boss of Mercedes, the racing stable for which Lewis Hamilton drives, has also made himself heard. In conversation with Motorsport.com, Toto Wolff mainly focused on Verstappen’s fierce reaction after the race.
Red Bull team boss Horner: ‘Damage to car Verstappen 1.5 million euros’
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