The Italian Grand Prix has been red-flagged due to a big crash for Charles Leclerc, as Ferrari failed to finish its home Formula 1 race.

Leclerc lost control of his SF1000 at the high-speed Parabolica and speared into the barriers on the exit of the corners after his car snapped.

The impact caused extensive damage to Leclerc’s car and also damaged the tyre barriers, resulting in the race being stopped after 27 laps of running of the 53 scheduled.

Leclerc walked away from the incident unscathed but joined his teammate Sebastian Vettel on the sidelines as Ferrari recorded a double DNF at Monza.

Ferrari has since confirmed that Leclerc has been cleared and released from the medical centre following his crash.

Vettel suffered a brake failure at Turn 1 and ran straight on at the first corner, before peeling into the pits and into retirement.

It is the first time the Italian Grand Prix has been red-flagged since 1995.

Lewis Hamilton had been leading comfortably from pole position but his hopes of winning have taken a huge blow after he was handed a 10-second stop and go penalty for pitting when the pit lane entry was closed.

Mercedes had reacted by pitting Hamilton when the race fell under Safety Car conditions after Kevin Magnussen’s Haas car stopped at the exit of the Parabolica just before the pits.

 

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