Incredible: Verstappen crashes on recognition lap

He broke the front wing and the mechanics repaired the suspension in a hurry, to the limit, so that he could start the race. The asphalt was wet.


That Max Verstappen was not comfortable with the Red Bull RB16 at the Hungaroring was evident, and that it is a difficult car to drive, too. But this Sunday, before the Hungarian GP, was unthinkable: the Dutchman had an accident in the reconnaissance laps before forming the grid for the race. And it wasn't light, it seriously damaged the front wing and hit the guards at medium speed. His left front wheel was nailed to the wall and the worst damage, the ones that almost forced him not to take the start, was in the front suspension.

It was in sector 15 of the circuit, in Turn 12 and before reaching the entrance to the finish line. The asphalt was slippery because it rained in the morning and the cars had intermediate tires. He had several scares in the laps he completed, until the final came.The most incredible thing is that Red Bull mechanics repaired the suspension arms just in time for the test to begin. Before the incredulous look of Helmut Marko, Adrian Newey and Christian Horner, the workers of the Austrian team installed all four wheels five minutes from the start of the race, the limit to make any modification to the car.

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