The Sao Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil took a dramatic turn for Charles Leclerc, as he crashed his Ferrari into the wall during the formation lap. This unfortunate incident prevented Leclerc from even participating in the race. Alongside Leclerc, Magnussen and Albon also had to abandon their race due to a crash at the start, prompting the red flag to be raised.
Leclerc’s crash during the formation lap deprived him of the opportunity to take a seat on the starting grid. However, the misfortune continued after the race commenced.
During the start, Hulkenberg collided with Albon’s car, which in turn hit Magnussen. Both Magnussen and Albon veered off the track as a result. The safety car was initially deployed, but the race was soon halted with the red flag raised.