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Verstappen expresses sympathy with victims of the Limburg, Belgian and German water disasters

Verstappen expresses sympathy with victims of the Limburg, Belgian and German water disasters

17-07-2021 10:21
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Despite the fact that the eventful weekend at Silverstone demands maximum attention from all drivers in the premier class of motor racing, Max Verstappen, the leader in the championship, took a moment yesterday to express his sympathy to the families affected by the flooding in the south of the Netherlands, as well as in Belgium and Germany.

"For the people over there, it's really a tragedy. In Limburg, but also just over the border in Belgium and Germany," Verstappen said, as quoted by The Telegraph.

"I certainly sympathise," continued the driver, who himself grew up in Belgium and Limburg. "There are people who lose their house and stuff, for which they have worked all their lives. That's really bad."

Water damage

The heavy flooding could potentially also have an impact on the 2021 Formula 1 calendar. As previous message floods near the Spa-Francorchamps circuit have made the track temporarily impassable. The essential infrastructure around the circuit has been destroyed and a dangerous situation has arisen.

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