Past Abu Dhabi incidents could have seen red flags
Interestingly, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix feature race has never experienced a red flag in its 15-year history, though past incidents suggest that under the latest FIA safety protocols, that may well have been different.
In the 2010 race, Michael Schumacher's attempt to pass Nico Rosberg led to a spin and a head-on collision with Vitantonio Liuzzi, a scenario that would likely prompt a red flag today.
In 2018, Nico Hulkenberg's first-lap crash and barrel-roll resulted in him being briefly trapped in his Renault. Quick-acting marshals extinguished a small fire, righted the car, and Hulkenberg emerged unharmed.
His radio message, "I'm hanging here like a cow… get me out of this car," personified what was another startling moment that might have led to a red flag had it occurred in 2023.
Stats curated by Sundaram Ramaswami. For more, follow @f1statsguru on Twitter.
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