Max Verstappen Pictures Himself Safely Back Home in Monaco After Massive 51G Crash

Published 07/20/2021, 8:25 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 15, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during a promotional photoshoot for the unveiling of the new 2022 F1 car REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge


At the recently concluded British Grand Prix, Max Verstappen endured a horrible crash in the first lap of the race. As he was leading the pack of drivers at Silverstone, with Lewis Hamilton chasing him down for the lead of the race, the two collided, sending the Dutch driver into the barrier.

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Fans were relieved to see Verstappen out of the car, unhurt, and he was soon taken to a medical center for further examination. Meanwhile, Hamilton won the race and brought home twenty-five points for the Brackley-based squad.

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 17, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates after winning sprint qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

Max Verstappen is safe and sound at his Monaco residence

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The Red Bull driver was battered after enduring a 51G crash. Thus, fans at the track and across the globe were glad to see him walk out of the wrecked car.

Now back at home in Monte Carlo, Verstappen wanted to let his fans know that he was safe and unharmed.

He wrote, “Good to be back home.”

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Max didn’t find it amusing that Hamilton was celebrating

As Verstappen was flown to a nearby hospital, Lewis was chasing down Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc for the lead of the race. Eventually, Hamilton caught up and overtook the Monegasque.

He won the race, bagged twenty-five points, and celebrated his victory with his home crowd. However, Verstappen didn’t think it was right and called Hamilton out on it.

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He said, “Glad I’m ok. Very disappointed with being taken out like this. The penalty given does not help us and doesn’t do justice to the dangerous move Lewis made on track. Watching the celebrations while still in hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behavior but we move on.”

With the war of words that has since taken place between the two teams, fans believe that we’ll now see the return of Mad Max. Do you think Max will more motivated than ever for the Hungarian Grand Prix and beat Hamilton? Let us know your predictions in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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