Alexander Albon suffers a massive 130 mph crash in the final training for the Chinese Grand Prix … but the London-born Toro Rosso driver walks away from the attack
- Alexander Albon walked wide in the last corner of the last training session in Shanghai
- The Toro Rosso driver rushed over the gravel and hit the barriers
- Albon & # 39; s car was damaged on the left, but it was not clearly injured
Alexander Albon ran away from a 130 mph crash in the final training for the Chinese Grand Prix.
The London-born driver, 23, drove wide in the last corner, ran over the gravel and hit the obstacles.
His Toro Rosso was badly damaged on the left, but he was not clearly injured. He was taken to the medical center to be assessed.
Alexander Albon walked away from a 130 mph crash in the Chinese Grand Prix final training
The London-born driver rode wide in the last corner, rushed across the gravel and hit the barriers
His Toro Rosso was badly damaged on the left, but he was not clearly injured
Albon, who will only take place in his third grand prix on Sunday when he is fit, races under the Thai flag, but grew up and learned his races in England.
It was later confirmed that he would miss the qualification while his team assembled his car, which means that 19 cars participated in the Shanghai International Circuit.
Elsewhere in the final training session on Saturday, Lewis Hamilton, who admitted to struggling with the handling of his Mercedes, ended up running eight tenths of a second behind teammate Valtteri Bottas for one hour.
The 23-year-old was taken to the medical center to be assessed when his car was recovered
Bottas, the fastest in the second training session in Shanghai, was again the fastest and led the Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.
The Finn finished 0.392 seconds away from Vettel. Leclerc was also within half a second of the Mercedes driver.
British teenager Lando Norris finished 11th, with George Russell 19th, one place ahead of his Williams teammate Robert Kubica.
Albon, who will only take place in his third GP on Sunday when he is fit, races under the Thai flag
The London-born racer missed qualification while his team repaired his car