Sergio Perez crash in FP1-Hungarian GP, Hamilton fastest

With almost 30 minutes left of first practice ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, Perez seemed to endure a right-rear suspension failure which caused his car to topple and completed upside down with debris and jetsam splashed over the track.

Quickly after the accident, Perez answered to his group over the radio he is alright yet the episode brought a warning and ended the session.

Turned over SFI car of Perez
Turned over SFI car of Perez

His car flipped and stopped upside down subsequent to hitting the divider after a twist out of the Hungaroring’s Turn 11, brought on by a Rear right suspension failure.¬†Perez moved out of the car and told his group he was unhurt.

Crash video of Perez

Replays demonstrated the right-rear vehicle of the Force India braking and sending the car into a twist.

The car then collides with a boundary before turning into the turf and flipping the vehicle on its head.

On his arrival to the paddock, Perez told Sky Sports: “It was only a terrible accident, truly unfortunate. The track was extremely dirty. I was on the astroturf and on the wrong side of the track, a bad angle so it made the car move over. Yet, everything’s good.

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The accident comes a week after Bianchi passed on in the wake of neglecting to recoup from the serious brain injury he endured at a downpour influenced Japanese Grand Prix on October 5 last year when his Marussia car collided with a reovery vehicle.

Perez loses control of his car in his 11th lap
Perez loses control of his car in his 11th lap

The teams and drivers are all carrying tributes to the Frenchman on their cars and helmets at this weekend’s race.

On track, world champion Hamilton was two seconds clear of the field after the first 20 minutes, as he reached the limits faster than his rivals.

At the end of the session, Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was third, 0.671secs slower than Hamilton and 0.241secs ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in fifth.

The second Red Bull of Daniil Kvyat was sixth, ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz, Perez, Williams’s Valtteri Bottas and Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen completed the top 10, ahead of the McLarens of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

Article by Rakshit Shastry

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