Verstappen: The impact was 30G


Max Verstappen insists he has moved on from the "biggest crash of his career" and can't wait to make his way up the grid in Canada.

The Toro Rosso rookie was battling Romain Grosjean for P10 at the Monaco GP a fortnight ago when he tagged the back of the Lotus and smashed into the barriers at Ste Devote.

He managed to walk away without any injury, but he will have to undergo a medical check-up before this weekend's race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

"Without a doubt it was my biggest crash. The impact was 30G," the Dutch teenager said on his official website. "You just see the barrier come towards you and you're thinking 'I really have to brace myself'. You know you're about to crash."

"But that crash is behind me now. There's nothing I can change and everything is said and done. It's time to move on and I’m fully focused on Canada."

Verstappen will have it all to do in Montreal as he was handed a five-place grid penalty following the incident, but he is confident he can move up the field with some passing.

Asked for a prediction, he replied: "It depends on our qualifying and our race speed. Also, anything can happen in Canada with a high chance of a safety car. With the right strategy and pace I see potential

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