Verstappen Competes at F1 British GP Despite Hand Injury

by admin

After achieving pole position at Silverstone on Saturday, the leader of the world championship, Verstappen, was seen with a bandage wrapped around his right hand.

When asked about the cause of the injury, the Dutch racer revealed that he had somehow injured a finger prior to the beginning of the track event.

“I slightly sprained my finger,” he disclosed post-qualification. “My hand was causing some discomfort. Today it was better, although initially I had difficulty applying full pressure. But it’s completely fine now.”

Verstappen confessed his uncertainty about the exact cause of the injury, as there was no evident reason.

“I’m not sure what happened,” he stated. “It was Thursday morning. Possibly, I might have positioned or exerted pressure on my hand incorrectly. It’s quite peculiar.”

Despite experiencing some pain during the inaugural day on the track, Verstappen asserted that it had not affected his car’s performance and was confident that he would be able to participate in the British GP race without issue.

“Once the adrenaline starts flowing, it helps,” he commented about the race. “While I’m driving, I hardly dwell on it. Although yesterday was slightly more challenging, today was reasonably manageable.”

Post qualification, Verstappen, the pole man of Red Bull Racing, and Lando Norris, McLaren’s racer, engaged in a discussion in Parc Ferme.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / F1 Flow Images

Verstappen is slated to kick off the British GP ahead of his good friend and McLaren’s driver, Lando Norris.

Clearly thrilled with Norris’s best qualifying performance of the season, Verstappen spoke about their close bond.

Asked about his happiness at Norris’s presence, Verstappen responded, “That’s because we share a good rapport. I am not well-acquainted with Oscar, who represents the upcoming generation. We didn’t cross paths in karting either.

“But I’ve shared a great relationship with Lando for quite some time. This is largely due to our similar relaxed approach to life.

“He is genuinely a nice guy. And I recognize his talent. So, it’s great to see him qualify in such a manner.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Verstappen’s hand injury

What injury did Verstappen sustain before the F1 British GP?

Verstappen slightly sprained a finger on his right hand before the beginning of the F1 British GP.

How did Verstappen’s injury affect his performance at the F1 British GP?

Despite experiencing some pain on the track’s opening day, Verstappen affirmed that the injury had not impacted his performance in the car. He competed and secured the pole position at Silverstone.

Who will Verstappen be racing against at the British GP?

Verstappen will be racing against McLaren’s driver, Lando Norris, among others at the British GP.

How is Verstappen’s relationship with fellow racer, Lando Norris?

Verstappen and Lando Norris share a good rapport. Verstappen has spoken about their similar relaxed approach to life and appreciates Norris’s talent.

How did Verstappen get his hand injury?

Verstappen stated that he was unsure about what caused his hand injury. It might have been a result of incorrect positioning or pressure exerted on his hand.

More about Verstappen’s hand injury

You may also like


F1FanForever July 9, 2023 - 3:52 pm

Wow, Verstappen’s a real fighter! not letting a little sprain stop him. Can’t wait for the race, hoping for a great show. Go Max!!

BritGP_Bob July 9, 2023 - 4:41 pm

Nothing like a bit of drama to spice up the GP, can’t wait for the race day now. and Norris’ in form too, should be a good one.

SpeedsterSarah July 9, 2023 - 7:01 pm

I sprained my finger once and couldn’t even write properly for days, and here’s Verstappen driving in a Grand Prix… Mad respect, man!

RaceTrackRicky July 10, 2023 - 5:34 am

who knew Verstappen and Norris are buddies, its always cool to see competitors have good relationships off the track.

RedBullRider July 10, 2023 - 9:02 am

Red bull gives you wings, and apparently makes you immune to pain. haha just kidding, hope Verstappen’s hand is alright. All the best for the race.


Leave a Comment