Kevin Magnussen walked away from this huge crash that caused a red flag at the Belgium Grand Prix
Kevin Magnussen has walked away from a huge crash in the Belgium Grand Prix that caused the race to be red flagged.
The Renault driver lost control of his Formula 1 car as he crested the hill at Raidillon, after the Eau Rouge corner.
The car flipped around and he was pitched into the tyre barrier at such high speed that his headrest was ripped from the car and thrown clear.
The race director Charlie Whiting chose to red flag the race after the crash to allow the marshals time to repair the tyre barrier.
The car was a mess but Danish driver Magnussen walked away from the crash and it was later revealed he had an ankle injury.
— Formula 1 (@F1) August 28, 2016
And here you can see the damage to his car:
— Byron Young (@byronf1) August 28, 2016
Ironically, a mechanic from the Williams team ended up with a much more painful injury after he dislocated his knee moving tyres around at the back of the garage.
One of the Williams mechanics has been injured during the red flag period. Dislocated knee. With medic now. OUCH! Get well soon chap. #F!
— Jennie Gow (@JennieGow) August 28, 2016
In the race itself, Mercedes man Nico Rosberg was leading from Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, Force India's Niko Hulkenberg and McLaren's Fernando Alonso.
Incredibly Lewis Hamilton was up to fifth in his Mercedes - despite the fact he started from the very back of the grid.
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