Relive the race through the tweets of our Formula 1 reporter Erik van Haren. This year he will again report on all races from the circuit.
The race was disastrous for Max Verstappen. The Limburger started from pole position and kept the lead after the start. After barely a lap, he was knocked off the track by Hamilton in a fierce battle for the lead. The race management found the Briton guilty of the incident and gave him a 10-second time penalty.
Verstappen slid hard off the track and his car came sideways into the tire stack with a hard blow. He was able to climb out of his car on his own, but had to undergo a medical examination as a precaution. According to Jos, Max’s father, Verstappen has, except for some dizziness and bruises, no major damage and is making up for the circumstances.
Despite the retirement, Verstappen kept the lead in the world championship standings, but his lead over Hamilton shrunk from 33 to 8 points. The next match will be in Hungary on August 1.
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