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Sir Jackie Stewart says Max Verstappen would have been KILLED in Lewis Hamilton F1 crash ‘if it was back in my day’

SIR JACKIE STEWART reckons Max Verstappen would have been killed if his Silverstone crash with Lewis Hamilton had happened in his day.

Verstappen was taken out by the Brit in a 180mph accident that thumped him into the barriers, with the impact g-force measured at 51g.

Hamilton collided with Verstappen at 180mph with the impact g-force measured at 51g at Silverstone
Verstappen was flown to hospital for an MRI and CT scans but later released the following night
Sir Stewart thinks Verstappen would of been killed if the crash with Hamilton happened in his day

The Dutchman was flown to hospital for an MRI and CT scans but later released the following night.

But three time world champion Stewart expressed a concern at “liberties that are being taken” by drivers.

He said: “Lewis’ incident with Verstappen was very disturbing for me.

“Frankly, if that had been in my day and well after my day, Verstappen would’ve been killed.

“The race track has been made so safe, the run-off areas so big, and the structures that he [Verstappen] finally came to a stop on, and even then the g-forces were enormous.

“I think that was a great example of what Silverstone have done to make the track safer.

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Steward praised the F1 for making Silverstone a safer track for drivers

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