Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner and Red Bull adviser Helmut Marko are aghast at Lewis Hamilton's action that led to Max Verstappen's retirement on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix.

Marko thinks Hamilton should be suspended.

"I don't think the normal sports penalties apply here," Marko told German


shortly after Verstappen's



"I don't even know what the heaviest punishment should be. But such reckless and dangerous behavior should be punished with suspension, or something like that."

The 23-year-old Verstappen ended up hard in the tire stack in the Copse corner when he tried to fend off an attack by Hamilton on the first lap at Silverstone and was tapped by the Brit.

The Limburger was able to get out of the car himself and was then transported by ambulance to a medical center.

Hamilton was given a 10-second time penalty for causing the crash.

The race was resumed after more than half an hour.

"It was an incident where 51 G forces were released," Horner said.

"Fortunately, Max got out of the car under his own steam, that is the best result of today. I am relieved. So far he is doing well."

Verstappen is currently still in a medical center to check that he does not have a concussion.

Horner did not have a good word for Hamilton's action.

"To me it's very clear. Lewis puts a wheel in one of the fastest corners of this world championship. He's been driving this track for years. You know you don't do this here. Fortunately no driver was injured."

The race at Silverstone has resumed at 4:42 p.m.

The course of the British GP can be followed live in our live blog.