Verstappen puts "biggest career crash" behind him

Max Verstappen claims he has put his Monaco Grand Prix accident behind him, and intends to do a "few overtakes" during this weekend's Canadian GP.

The Toro Rosso driver crashed into the Lotus of Romain Grosjean in Monte Carlo as they fought for the final points-paying position.

Race stewards found Verstappen was to blame for the crash, and the Dutch driver was handed a five-place grid penalty for Montreal this weekend.

"Yes, it means I'll have to do a few overtakes," Verstappen said on his website.

"Anything can happen in Canada with a high chance of a safety car. With the right strategy and pace I see potential."

As a result of the crash, Verstappen will have to pass the mandatory medical tests ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.

"Without a doubt it was my biggest crash. The impact was 30G," he added.

"You just see the barrier come towards you and you're thinking 'I really have to brace myself'. You know you're about to crash.

"But that crash is behind me now. There's nothing I can change and everything is said and done. It's time to move on and I'm fully focused on Canada." 

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Series Formula 1
Event Canadian GP
Track Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
Drivers Max Verstappen
Teams Toro Rosso
Article type Breaking news