F1 Singapore 2017 – First Lap Disaster

Over the weekend, the Formula 1 2017 Singapore Grand Prix took place at night. The cars lined up on the grid, the lights went out. Everything was going as planned until the drivers raced off the start line. Max Verstappen got off to a fantastic start, however, things suddenly changed for the worst.

Sebastian Vettel suddenly closed in on the Verstappen’s Red Bull vehicle & sandwiched it between himself & Ferrari teammate, Kimi Raikkonen. Raikkonen’s car was quickly damaged & forced an early race retirement for the long-running driver. With Raikkonen spiralling out of control down the main straight, Verstappen got caught in the chaos once more, this time, the impact from Kimi’s Ferrari took him out of the race. Vettel followed shortly after with another early retirement, making a very rare double DNF for Ferrari.

Watch the video below to see what went wrong on the opening lap. For more detailed stats on Sunday’s race, head on over to the official Formula 1 website.

We’re pleased to hear that no-one was badly injured in the opening events of the race. Throughout the motorsport world, there are always constant reminders of just how important it is to have the correct safety equipment. This is one of those times, as, without their helmets, HANS devices, harnesses & more technologically advanced safety equipment, the events of Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix could have turned out a lot worse.

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