Qualifying at the Australian Grand Prix had to be red-flagged after a vicious collision between Nicholas Latifi and Lance Stroll sent debris all over the track.
Formula 1 stewards are investigating the crash, which had Latifi spinning and his car scattered into pieces.
Fortunately, both drivers were physically alright after the collision.
F1 crash today: Nicholas Latifi’s Williams demolished by Lance Stroll
There seemed to be confusion between the Williams and Aston Martin drivers. Latifi pulled off to let Stroll through, then tried to get back in front of the slowing driver.
As Latifi went up Stroll’s inside, the Aston Martin driver turned inside, likely in an attempt to let an Alfa Romeo through on his left. That’s when the Williams and Aston Martin collided, with Latifi’s rear wing being ripped to shreds and his car being sent into the wall.
If Canadian stereotypes are true, both Stroll and Latifi should be taking the blame for the crash.
— Pablo Elizalde (@EliGP) April 9, 2022
Three things are inevitable in life:
– Latifi crashing out in a race weekend
— Battery Voltas (@BatteryVoltas) April 9, 2022
Obviously, the Williams and Aston Martin didn’t make it through to Q2.
The drivers won’t be putting in any more laps but their mechanics definitely have some work to do in order to get the cars ready to go for the race.