F2 stars Nobuharu Matsushita and Nikita Mazepin rushed to hospital following horror smash at Russian Grand Prix
- Nobuharu Matsushita and Nikita Mazepin crashed during F2 Russian Grand Prix
- The pair were immediately taken to hospital but neither sustained fractures
- The race was then postponed after the heavy crash during the very first lap
Formula 2 drivers Nobuharu Matsushita and Nikita Mazepin had a lucky escape after suffering a horrendous crash during the Russian Grand Prix.
The pair were rushed straight to hospital following the collision, but neither has sustained any broken bones or serious injuries.
The race was immediately postponed following the incident, which took place on turn two on the very first lap.
As Nikita Mazepin tries to regain his racing line, he collides with Nobuharu Matsushita
The pair spin off in a horror crash and are immediately taken to hospital for checks
Russian driver Mazepin, 20, appeared to leave the track at turn two and attempt to rejoin the racing line.
In doing so, he collided with his rival, 25, and forced both into the barrier.
Ina statement, F2 wrote: ‘Both Nobuharu Matsushita and Nikita Mazepin are being transferred to hospital.
‘Neither driver suffered fractures as a result of the Lap 1 incident.’