First Lap Crash Halts F1 British Grand Prix
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — The British Grand Prix was halted on the opening lap Sunday after a collision involving Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa of Williams.
Massa escaped unhurt and drove back to the pits without his left rear wheel, but Raikkonen emerged limping from his smashed Ferrari that had lost most of the front end and left rear wheel.
The race was stopped as 2007 champion Raikkonen was taken to the circuit medical center. He appears to have lost control of his car and hit the barriers before spinning across the track where he collided with Massa.
The race will resume once debris from the crash is cleared and damage to track barriers is repaired.
(Story by: The Associated Press)