Escapes ‘scary’ col­li­sion

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Speak­ing af­ter his ac­ci­dent, a re­lieved Rus­sell said: “It was scary for a split-sec­ond to have this mas­sive rear tyre fly­ing to­wards me. It is cer­tainly the most dra­matic in­ci­dent in my For­mula One ca­reer and the big­gest crash I have had.

“I was un­for­tu­nate that the tyre hit my car, but it could have hit a mar­shal or some­one in the crowd. F1 has taken mas­sive steps on safety, but this is some­thing that needs to be im­proved.

“I am im­mensely grate­ful to be in this era. Mo­tor rac­ing is in­cred­i­bly dan­ger­ous but en­tirely safe.”

The in­ci­dent took place on lap 10, less than an hour af­ter an emo­tional one-minute si­lence had been staged to mark the death of Hu­bert – the French­man who died fol­low­ing a four-car pile-up.

Hu­bert’s mother Nathalie took her place along­side the sport’s driv­ers as they formed a cir­cle around a giant black-and-white por­trait of her son. “The mem­o­ries I had of An­thoine and the times we ex­pe­ri­enced together flooded back,” Rus­sell said. it can never be

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