Start crash to be investigated post-race

Start crash to be investigated post-race
By AutoSport

17/09/2017 at 14:02Updated 17/09/2017 at 14:03

Max Verstappen, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel will face a post-race investigation at the Singapore Grand Prix to judge if anyone was to blame for a Formula 1 start-line crash.

With the race starting in wet conditions, Verstappen and Raikkonen were coming through on the inside of polesitter Vettel down into Turn 1.

As Vettel moved across to cover the line before braking for Turn 1, Verstappen and Raikkonen clashed wheels on the left hand side of the track.

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After the collision, Raikkonen's car was spun across the front of Verstappen and swiped into the side of Vettel's car.

While Vettel was briefly able to continue, Raikkonen's car then careered out of control and collided with Verstappen at Turn 1 - with the incident also involving Fernando Alonso.

Raikkonen and Verstappen were out on the spot, although Alonso attempted to continue with a damaged car but had to stop a few laps later.

Despite clear damage to Vettel's sidepod and radiator, the German was briefly able to keep going before losing control on the run to Turn 4 and smashing into the wall.

The FIA stewards announced that the startline incident was under investigation, and it was decided that the matter will be looked at following the grand prix.