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Mika Hakkinen has suggested that Lewis Hamilton could mount a resurgence at this month's British Grand Prix.Verstappen has taken the chequered flag on five occasions this season and will be hoping to pip Hamilton to a sixth victory at Silverstone.
Max Verstappen is ready to go toe-to-toe with Lewis Hamilton in Hungary after the two collided at the British Grand Prix last weekend. The Dutchman endured a 51G impact with the barriers after Hamilton touched him going into Copse.
It left Verstappen's Red Bull in tatters and Helmut Marko has revealed it will cost the team a whopping £650,000.
It will have an impact on the money the team can put into development for next season's car with the cost cap era in full swing.
Hamilton got a 10-second time penalty for the incident but was able to reel in Charles Leclerc and win the race, cutting Verstappen's championship lead to just eight points.
Lewis Hamilton aims angry outburst at Max Verstappen after British Grand Prix crash
Lewis Hamilton won a dramatic British Grand Prix which saw Max Verstappen suffer a heavy crash on the opening lap.They came close to touching on a few occasions, but they eventually made contact coming into Copse as Hamilton attempted to dive up the inside.
Marko has opened up on the extent of the damage done to the Red Bull.
He told RTL: "As things stand, it is about three quarters of a million euros, although the engine situation is not quite clear yet."
Marko added: "Especially in times of the cost cap, it is a significant amount and hurts us."
Marko also believes Verstappen will be hungrier than ever to fight for the title when F1 returns on Sunday, August 1 with the Hungarian Grand Prix.
"Unfortunately not in that car anymore since it's completely damaged," he said.
"But you will see a very motivated Max in Hungary."
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner was left furious by the incident at Silverstone and insists Hamilton was very luck to receive the punishment he did.
"It shouldn't be like that, to be honest with you," Horner told Sky F1.
"Max has incurred a 51G accident. Lewis Hamilton is an eight-time World Champion (seven Drivers') and he shouldn't be making manoeuvres like that. It's unacceptable.
"He's put a driver...thank goodness the biggest result for us is he was uninjured. He's had to go to hospital for precautionary checks after a 51G accident, so I hope Lewis is very happy with himself.
"He stuck a wheel up the inside in a corner that you just know you don't do that. You just don't stick a wheel up the inside at Copse in that corner in that circumstance. He was nowhere near ahead, it was contact left front to right rear and the speed they're travelling at, it's one of the fastest corners in the championship.
"Lewis has more than enough experience to know that is unacceptable. I'm just very disappointed that a driver of his calibre should make such a move as that.
"It's dangerous, it looked desperate and he's put a competitor, thank goodness uninjured, in hospital getting himself checked out.
"I don't care what Lewis says, have a look on your own analysis, draw your own comparison. For me, that's a hollow victory."
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