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Verstappen crashes on F1 demo run

ESPN Staff
September 1, 2014

Max Verstappen's first public outing in an F1 car ended in rather embarrassing circumstances after he crashed at a demo event in Rotterdam.

Verstappen has been confirmed as Jean-Eric Vergne's replacement at Toro Rosso for 2015, and will debut when he is 17 years old - which will make him F1's youngest driver by a significant margin. He was demonstrating a Red Bull RB8 - with which Sebastian Vettel won the title in 2012 - around Rotterdam in a Toro Rosso livery when he hit a barrier and lost the front wing of the car.

The video below, captured by a member of the crowd, shows Verstappen hitting the barrier - albeit at a rather slow speed - after completing doughnuts.

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