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05/26/09
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Verstappen wads up his Aston Martin at Monza  
Jos Verstappen
Jos Verstappen crashed his Aston Martin in testing at Monza on Monday.  The Dutchman, who is the reigning Le Mans Series LMP2 champion, went off the circuit after losing control under braking for the Parabolica, and stated on his website that the 15G impact had written off the chassis.

"I was not even pushing for a quick lap time," said Verstappen, who was taking part in his first test for the team. "I was 1.4s slower than my fastest time.

"At the Parabolica I braked at exactly at the same point where I had on the previous laps. We can see from the data that there was less than a meter’s difference. But the moment I touched the brake pedal, the rear wheels locked and I spun the car.

"Then I hit the barriers at 308km/h and that was it. The impact was almost 15G and the car is written off."

"I feel really terrible and I think this is the worst thing for the Aston Martin Racing team," he said. "I do not understand how this could have happened, because I was not even pushing hard. It was as if something was wrong, very weird. But I'm I trying to find an excuse because I was the one in the car.

"I have pain in my right hand and a stiff neck. It was not a normal impact, so there was some pain. But that will go away. I think it is much worse for the team."

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