For eight seconds there was nothing. All of a sudden, the noise of a male wincing in discomfort following an effect which signed up at 51G.
Verstappen was partially ahead as they approached the right-handed Copse but as the Dutchman turned in for the corner, Hamiltons left-front tagged the right-rear of his Red Bull.
The force of the effect sent out Verstappen spiralling out of control, backwards through the gravel, and into the barriers to an audible groan of issue amongst the largest event at a sporting occasion in the UK given that the pandemic started.
Verstappens race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase was directly on the radio, asking: “Max are you OK?” For 8 seconds there was absolutely nothing. Then suddenly, the noise of a man recoiling in pain following an effect which registered at 51G.
Verstappen handled to haul himself out of his written-off Red Bull device before standing stooped over and then led away to an ambulance. There was relief amongst the fans and a round of applause as he managed to offer a wave.
The race was stopped and then the allegations started, primarily from Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.
In a heated radio message to FIA race director Michael Masi, Horner stated: “In that corner, he was never ever anywhere near alongside.
” Every driver that has actually driven this circuit knows that you do not stick a wheel on the inside of Copse. That is a massive accident.
” And it was 100 percent Maxs corner. As far as I am concerned, the full blame is on Hamilton who must never ever have actually remained in that position.
” You might have had a huge accident. Thank God he walked away unscathed, so I hope you are going to deal with it properly.”
Later, he added: “Thank God we have not had a chauffeur seriously injured or worse here today.”