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Perez and Ericsson crash hard in Hungary (VIDEOS)

Jul 27, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

As Daniel Ricciardo, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton all produced sensational drives during the Hungarian Grand Prix today, Sergio Perez and Marcus Ericsson both saw their races end in the wall at the Hungaroring.

A brief but heavy rain shower in the lead-up to the start meant that the race had to be started on intermediate tires, and some were a little too hasty to make the switch to the dry compounds.

Marcus Ericsson saw his race come to an end after spinning off at turn four. The Caterham driver hit the wall at a force of 20G, and was taken to the medical centre for a check-up before being cleared of any injury.

Perez survived a run-in with Force India teammate Nico Hulkenberg before crashing on the start-finish straight a few laps later. The Mexican driver ran wide at the final corner, causing him to spin on the grass and slam into the pit wall with some force. Once again though, he walked away unharmed.

Hulkenberg’s race also came to an early end as a result of the incident with Perez. The retirement ended his streak of top ten finishes, and means that Fernando Alonso is now the only driver to have scored points in every single race this season.

Six drivers failed to finish the race in total: Ericsson, Perez, Hulkenberg, Romain Grosjean, Esteban Gutierrez and Kamui Kobayashi.

  1. chad4208 - Jul 27, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    a lot of big ones this year

  2. worknman24hours - Jul 27, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Multiphase power systems do that when they engage on slick to sticky surfaces.

    I am glad no one was badly hurt.

  3. barrylibby - Jul 28, 2014 at 5:37 AM

    Maybe it is time fro Charlie Whiting to say no wheels off racing surface !

    Along with the FIA saying no more “Green” experiments to have relevancy to something !

    Maybe my memory is faded but did we have all these problems with former turbo cars ?????

    F! cars run and particularly stopped by wire should only be on a Playstation/Nintendo,
    which is probably where FIA got idea in first place.

    • worknman24hours - Jul 28, 2014 at 9:50 PM

      I miss the drivers having real cable connected throttles too.

      One of my earliest memories of race cars was a double inline multi carbuerated V-12 motor being revved and all the slides working together at the same time as the engine bellowed simply sublime noises.

  4. testover6370 - Jul 28, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Anyone know what happened to Kobayashi, besides being in a Caterham?

  5. techmeister1 - Jul 28, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    The rain always turns races into a huge CLUSTER.

  6. chad4208 - Jul 29, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    these incidents were caused by rain but there have been a LOT of them this year. Much, much more than usual in a racing season and we arent finished yet. The fastest tracks are yet to come

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