Verstappen to see FIA doctors on Thursday
Honda F1 website
Honda website

JUNE 3, 2015

Verstappen to see FIA doctors on Thursday

Max Verstappen has a date with the doctor ahead of the weekend's Canadian grand prix.

Because of the magnitude of his huge head-on shunt into the Ste Devote barriers in Monaco, the 17-year-old rookie must now be cleared fit to race in Canada.

According to Speed Week, that FIA medical check will take place at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Thursday.

It is Verstappen's first ever trip to Canada.

He said last week he is not suffering any after-effects from the Monaco crash, and proved it by going karting and then demonstrating Formula Renault 3.5 and F1 cars at the Spa track last weekend.

"Without a doubt it was my biggest crash," Verstappen told his website. "The impact was 30G.

"I saw the barrier coming up and thought 'Now I need to brace myself'.

"But I've put the crash behind me now. There's nothing I can change about it and everything is said and done."

He was checked by doctors immediately after the crash, but even his blood pressure was completely normal.

"Just like when I am resting," said Verstappen.

"My neck was a bit stiff, but apart from that I was fine. It didn't hurt as much as I expected."

He visited a physio last Tuesday, but "Everything is as it was and I'm ready to go again," said Verstappen.

Verstappen said he has prepared for Montreal in Red Bull's simulator and is expecting a "fun" track "close to the walls", but knows he will have to serve a five-place grid penalty for the Romain Grosjean crash.

"Yes," he said, "it means I'll have to do a few overtakes."

(GMM)

Other stories for JUNE 3, 2015

FERRARI CLOSING POWER GAP TO MERCEDES

EX-TORO ROSSO DRIVER BOURDAIS SLAMS F1

ALONSO STILL HIGHEST PAID DRIVER IN 2015

MCLAREN SET TO CRASH-TEST SHORT NOSE?

RENAULT EXPECTING TWO PENALTIES PER CAR IN 2015

F1 MORE LUCRATIVE THAN WORLD CUP

SAUBER STILL LOOKING TO IMPROVE IN 2015

RUSSIA GP PLAYS DOWN BANKRUPT PROMOTER REPORTS

MALDONADO NOT UNTOUCHABLE DESPITE MILLIONS SAYS CARTER

VERSTAPPEN TO SEE FIA DOCTORS ON THURSDAY

F1 TYRE WAR RULED OUT UNTIL 2020

SYMONDS SAYS MASSA INCREDIBLE DRIVER

JUNCADELLA AMONG HANDFUL OF MERCEDES SIM DRIVERS