Max Verstappen: The loss of Anthoine Hubert put Belgian GP result in perspective

02-09-2019 08:18
by Louis Shaw
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Max Verstappen: The loss of Anthoine Hubert put Belgian GP result in perspective

Max Verstappen crashed out of the Belgian Grand Prix after an incident with Kimi Raikkonen on the first corner. The Red Bull driver has put the incident in perspective after the tragic loss of Anthoine Hubert and has realized that there is more to life than just winning a race. 

“It was of course not a great end to the weekend but it’s not the worst thing that can happen in life as we have seen yesterday, so I cannot really call this frustration," Verstappen said after the race. 

"I got a poor start, the reaction was not great and then I got wheel spin when I released the clutch. I tried to stay on the inside into Turn 1 but I think Kimi expected to be fully ahead of me and just followed his line.

"I don’t think you can blame anyone and I guess he just didn’t see me, once I was next to him and he was turning then we couldn’t back out. We touched, my track rod was broken so I went straight on into the barrier at Eau Rouge and the race was over.

"These things happen, it’s very unfortunate for the Team and we will of course try and do better next week.”

Verstappen will have an opportunity to redeem himself at Monza this weekend and he will hope to fight for a race win once again. 

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