Austrian F1 Grand Prix sprint qualifying suspended after Hamilton crash
MOSCOW, July 8 – RIA Novosti. Seven-time world champion Briton Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes crashed while qualifying for the sprint in the 11th leg of the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix, which took place on the track in Spielberg.
In the third part of the elimination, the Briton lost control, flew into the gravel and crashed into the fence. The pilot left the car on his own. Qualification suspended with red flags.
After the race restarted, another Mercedes driver, British George Russell, crashed, too, who was thrown off the track and crushed the back of the car. The direction of the race once again raised the red flag.
There will be a second free practice on Saturday and a sprint to qualify for Sunday’s race.
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