Former F1 driver Jos Verstappen has been released from prison after manslaughter charges against him were dropped.

Verstappen had faced the charge in relation to an incident where he was alleged to have driven a car at his ex-girlfriend.

However, according to reports in both Germany and the Netherlands, the charges have now been dropped over a lack of evidence, which has resulted in Verstappen being freed.

The former Benetton driver is reported to also be facing a separate charge of assault.