In the first stage of the Belgian Grand Prix of Formula 1 there was a tense moment, when Antonio Giovinazzi and George Russell they suffered a severe accident. The Italian’s car was out of control and crashed hard against the walls, causing Russell’s Williams to be involved as well.
The incident occurred on lap 11 of the race, while nothing happened at the top positions. The accident resulted in the departure of the safety car. This gave a light of hope to the Hamilton guards, who are leading the race in comfort and are praying that the rain does not come.
Russell’s abandonment was more of bad luck, than of error or consequence of a movement of the pilot. When Giovinazzi crashed, one of the tires came off the car’s frame and flew off. It crashed into Russell’s right front wheel and caused him to hit the wall of the curve as well.
This is the second and third abandonment of the race. Carlos Sainz was the first, half an hour before the start of the race. The Spaniard was about to start the race, but on the reconnaissance lap the McLaren’s exhaust pipe broke and caused him to get out of the car.
In the absence of more than half a race and with the rain that may be the protagonist, Lewis Hamilton leads comfortably. Valtteri Bottas it follows just over two seconds. Behind the Finn is Verstappen closing the lead trio, defending himself against Pierre Gasly who is in fourth position.