‘Lack of talent’: Lando Norris and Max Verstappen tease Ferrari driver

Max Verstappen, Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have been involved in some scary shunts.

Max Verstappen, Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz were discussing their biggest incidents at the Singapore Grand Prix.

It might not be all that rare to see Formula 1 drivers give off their biggest flexes, and their most violent shunt with the barrier might well be one of the topics of discussion.

Verstappen and Sainz were both involved in almighty collisions with the wall in their first year in the sport when they partnered one another at Toro Rosso.

The Dutchman, competing in his sixth race, had started to establish himself as one of the best racers on the grid, and one of the smartest too.

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At the Monaco Grand Prix, he had been using Kimi Raikkonen to make his way up the order, waiting until the Finn had lapped other drivers before pouncing and diving down the inside.

That tactic did not work on the experienced Romain Grosjean, but sadly, the pair came together when the rookie misjudged his braking point at Turn One.

Verstappen ploughed into the back of the Frenchman and slammed into the barrier in a massive incident, but he was able to climb out and walk away.

Later in the season in Russia, Sainz lost the back end of his car at Turn 13, and he slammed into the wall, sending him sliding down towards the barrier at Turn 14.

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At huge velocity, the Spaniard smashed into the barrier, and ended up with part of his car wedged underneath the wall, but thankfully, and with some medical assistance, the now 28-year-old escaped unharmed.

Six years later, Verstappen found himself locked in an intense battle with Sir Lewis Hamilton for the title, and the pair were side-by-side for much of the opening lap.

They came together at Copse, sending Verstappen into the wall in a 51G collision, and rendering his car an unrecognisable mess.

“Your biggest one was Monaco,” suggested Norris as he, Verstappen and Sainz chatted ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix last weekend.

“Mine?” asked Verstappen.

“Well, depends, front impact, yeah, side impact was, I reckon, Silverstone,” added the Dutchman.

“Mine was 46[G],” interjected Sainz.

“Then you moved the whole barrier!” recalled the reigning champion.

“How did that happen again?” asked Verstappen.

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“Lack of talent,” teased Norris.

The 22-year-old, for his part, was involved in a scary accident during qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix last season, but after some checks in the hospital, he was okay.

Verstappen went on to win the title in dramatic fashion last year, and he wrapped up his second championship at the Japanese Grand Prix last weekend.