Verstappen admits blame for Rotterdam crash

Max Verstappen has admitted the blame for crashing during his first proper run in a Formula One car.

With all eyes on the 16-year-old after his controversial announcement as Toro Rosso's 2015 racer, the Dutchman steered into a barrier whilst demonstrating a Red Bull car during the street event in Rotterdam at the weekend.

It's a learning process.

Max Verstappen

"No excuses. I'm guilty," Verstappen is quoted by De Telegraaf newspaper.

"I was late with the clutch in the anti-stall system," he added, with the crash reminding some of the way the late Maria de Villota also lost control when she was testing a Marussia in 2012.

The incident occurred during a third donut-laden lap of the Rotterdam layout, and Verstappen explained: "Twice it went fantastically, one time there was a mistake.

"It's a learning process. But after everything, this is what I've always wanted -- to drive a Formula One car."

If Verstappen is granted a super license by the FIA, Toro Rosso intends to run him on Friday mornings at Grands Prix later this season.

 

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Series Formula 1
Event VKV City Racing Rotterdam
Drivers Maria de Villota , Max Verstappen
Teams Toro Rosso
Article type Breaking news