Lando Norris Loses Control and Crashes
Formula One sensation Lando Norris was rushed to the hospital following a terrifying crash at the Las Vegas Grand Prix. The 24-year-old driver lost control of his McLaren during lap three, colliding with the barriers at a staggering speed of 180mph. The dramatic accident occurred on one of the main straights of the track.
High-Speed Impact and Spark-Filled Slide
Norris' car slid down the straight, causing sparks to fly dramatically from the vehicle. The McLaren star eventually came to a stop on the run-off at turn 12, after slowing down to 70mph and crashing into the barriers at high-speed. The impact was so severe that it even caused Sky's TV cameras to shake.
Immediate Assurances and Medical Attention
Despite the harrowing crash, Norris quickly assured his team over the radio that he was okay before exiting the car. He was then driven to the circuit medical center for examination. However, as a precaution, he was transferred to the nearby University Medical Centre in Las Vegas for additional checks.
No Significant Injuries Confirmed
McLaren later confirmed that Lando Norris had been discharged from the hospital with no significant injuries. The team provided reassurance that the talented driver was in good health following the accident.
Retro Show Cars Cause Chaos
The Las Vegas Grand Prix faced chaos even before it began, as two retro show cars leaked oil on the track. Stewards attempted to cover the spillage, which occurred on the start grid, with powder. However, the oil leak had a notable impact on several drivers at the start of the race.
Verstappen Triumphs, Norris Starts in 16th
Max Verstappen, who went on to win the race, expressed his fury over the oil leak situation. Despite the challenges, Verstappen secured his 18th race win of the season. Charles Leclerc finished second, with Sergio Perez taking third place. Lando Norris had started the race in 16th position.