Video: Verstappen crashes during F1 demo
Recently-signed 2015 Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen suffered a minor crash during his public F1 debut at the VKV City Racing event in Rotterdam today.
The 16-year-old was driving an RB8 in a Toro Rosso livery during a demonstration in Rotterdam earlier today when he got stuck close to a barrier while performing donuts for the crowd. Just seconds after the car was recovered, he hit the wall – albeit at a slow speed – and damaged the front wing.
Verstappen will become the youngest ever Formula 1 driver when he lines up on the grid next year at the age of just 17. He completed a private test in a Red Bull RB8 at Rockingham last week and is set to participate in several free practice sessions later in the 2014 season.
Image courtesy of Toro Rosso/Getty Images
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