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Text message reveals Verstappen’s real feelings about Silverstone crash

Text message reveals Verstappen's real feelings about Silverstone crash

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Anyone thinking of Silverstone 2021 will remember the crash in Copse Corner between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Verstappen hit the barrier with 51G after wheel-to-wheel contact, while Lewis Hamilton continued the race and won.

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The controversy at Silverstone

During the race, Dr Helmut Marko, the boss of Red Bull motorsport, came forward to demand a disqualification for Hamilton after the crash.

Hamilton received a 10-second penalty and finished the race in 1st place.

Team boss Christian Horner described Hamilton’s move as “desperate.”

Now, a text message shows that Max Verstappen was not as bitter towards title rival Hamilton as it seemed.

World Touring Car star and ViaPlay F1 pundit Tom Coronel wrote to Verstappen shortly after the crash, asking about his well-being.

The exact wording of Verstappen, who replied directly to the message while on his way to the hospital, read:

“Cannot cope with the…

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