Max Verstappen has blamed Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel for ending his hopes of a podium finish in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, saying his race was “destroyed” at Turn 1. The race at Spa-Francorchamps acted as Verstappen’s home event as tens of thousands of fans made the trip over from his native Netherlands, resulting in the circuit’s best raceday attendance in over a decade. Verstappen made a slow start from second place on the grid, slipping behind Raikkonen on the run down to the first corner. The Dutchman tried to dive down the inside of Raikkonen at La Source, only for the two to make contact and also tangle with Vettel on the outside. The collision left Verstappen
Brad Keselowski failed inspection after finishing third in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The No. 2 Miller Lite Ford failed the Laser Inspection Station. Any penalties will be announced this coming week. Race winner Kyle Larson, second-place Chase Elliott, and seventh-place Carl Edwards, the random car, all passed at-track inspection. Their three cars will be brought back to the NASCAR Research and Development Center for further inspection early this week.
It would be enough pressure starting on the pole of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race Sunday at Virginia International Raceway, especially since you hadn’t won a race since the 12 Hours of Sebring in March – of 2015. Early Sunday morning, his son, Renault Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen, had one of the worst F1 crashes of the season at Spa in the Belgian Grand Prix when his car spun and hit the tire barriers with such force that the Renault was virtually destroyed, and the race had to be red-flagged to repair the tire barrier. Fortunately, by the time Jan took the green flag in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, he had spoken to his son, and knew that despite some injuries and a visit to the hospital, Kevin was fine.