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W Series qualifying interrupted by huge Spa shunt

W Series qualifying interrupted by huge Spa shunt

W Series qualifying interrupted by huge Spa shunt

W Series qualifying interrupted by huge Spa shunt

W Series qualifying at Spa Francorchamps was halted after a multi-car shunt at Eau Rouge.

Six drivers were involved in a heartstopping crash as the rain began to fall at the Belgian Grand Prix circuit.

With 24 minutes remaining on the clock, Sarah Moore lost the rear of her car after coming through the compression at Eau Rouge and slid up the hill into a tyre wall ar Raidillon.

Abbie Eaton and Beitske Visser followed Moore into the tyres with Ayla Ågren, Belén García then striking the near-stationary cars.

After a moment of her own, Fabienne Wohlwend then made contact with Visser, whose car became airborne for a second time.

Via Twitter, the W Series has confirmed: "All drivers involved in the incident are undergoing medical assessment and two of the drivers – Ayla Agren and Beitske Visser – have been transferred to hospital for further checks."

The accident is the latest in a string of incidents at Eau Rouge, with F1 again remembering Anthoine Hubert this weekend, the French F2 driver who lost his life at the corner in 2019.

Earlier this year, Williams reserve driver Jack Aitken was injured in a crash at the corner during a 24-hour endurance race.

After second practice on Friday, F1 champion Lewis Hamilton commented on a new bump at Eau Rouge he believed had "ruined" the corner.

In the build-up to the weekend, numerous F1 drivers suggested the safety measures at the corner were now no longer sufficient.

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