• June 20, 2021

Exclusive: Max Verstappen kicks car in fury after dramatically crashing out just five laps away from victory at Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

 Exclusive: Max Verstappen kicks car in fury after dramatically crashing out just five laps away from victory at Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix


Max Verstappen crashed out of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix just five laps from victory on Sunday.

The Dutchman entered the race as the championship leader and looked set to extend this lead, but will end up falling behind Lewis Hamilton by the end of the day.

Verstappen crashed out from first place after suffering a left-rear puncture.

The failure sent Verstappen into the concrete wall on the right-hand side of the start-finish straight as he was driving at more than 200mph.

Verstappen was able to walk away from the high-speed crash, kicking the tyre which had failed, with the safety car deployed.

With debris littered across the start-finish straight, the race was red flagged on lap 49 of 51.

Verstappen was furious

Verstappen was furious

At the time of writing, the race remains red flagged with the drivers preparing to restart.

Once it gets back underway, Sergio Perez will retake his position the lead ahead of Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.

This is a breaking news story. More updates will follow shortly.

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