Lance Stroll crashes into concrete wall at 200 MPH after a left rear tire failure at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix – raising serious questions for Pirelli after EXACTLY the same puncture as race leader Max Verstappen occurred minutes later
- Lance Stroll crashed into concrete wall at 200mph in Azerbaijan Grand Prix
- The Aston Martin driver crashed due to tire failure
- Lawrence Stroll went to see his son, who eventually got out unharmed
- Max Verstappen crashed from the lead with five laps to go after a puncture
Lance Stroll was forced to retire at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after crashing his car at 200mph.
The Aston Martin driver crashed into the guardrail after a puncture in one of his tires.
Team owner Lawrence Stroll came into the garage to check on his son, who emerged unharmed after the incident.
Lance Stroll had to withdraw from Azerbaijan Grand Prix after crashing at 200 mph
The safety car was deployed on lap 31 of 51 after Stroll crashed.
Stroll suffered a flat tire in the rear left as he approached 200 km/h. The failure landed him in the concrete wall before the start-finish straight.
The 22-year-old sustained serious damage to his Aston Martin, but was able to walk away from the high-speed incident.
Stroll sustained damage to his Aston Martin but was able to walk away from the incident
The Aston Martin driver crashed into the guardrail due to tire failure
In addition, Max Verstappen crashed out of the lead with five laps to go after suffering a punctured left rear end.
The failure sent Verstappen into the concrete wall on the right side of the start-finish straight as he went over 200mph.
Max Verstappen crashed from the lead with five laps to go after a left rear puncture
Verstappen was able to run away from the crash at high speed and kicked the tire that had failed while the safety car was deployed. Perez took the lead ahead of Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.
With debris strewn across the start-finish straight, the race was red flagged on lap 49 of 51.
Stroll had also crashed during the first qualifying session for the Grand Prix.
On that occasion, he stated that tailwind was the cause of the crash.