Brendon Hartley was involved in a scary crash at the British GP after a huge suspension failure on his Toro Rosso during Practice Three.
Hartley was speeding down Silverstone’s Wellington Straight at around 200mph when his front-left suspension buckled as he hit the brake into Brooklands, removing the tyre, and he was merely a passenger as the car went into the gravel and into a big impact with the barrier.
Thankfully, the Toro Rosso driver reported over team radio that he was fine and walked away from the wreckage to head to the medical centre.
But the huge shunt brings worrying safety concerns for Toro Rosso, who were then checking the sister car of Pierre Gasly to try and understand what broke and what went wrong.
“What a scary experience for Brendon Hartley,” said his former WEC team-mate, Sky F1’s Anthony Davidson, who added that the car’s safety features “did their job” upon impact.
The condition of Hartley and his car will need to be checked over before qualifying begins at 2pm local time.