Race 2 red-flagged as cars crash in the pit lane at the Hungaroring

Race 2 at the Hungaroring has been red-flagged after eight laps as several cars have crashed into the pit garages, running over marshals and mechanics after a surprise rainfall just after the start of the race at the Hungaroring.

Rain started falling on the circuit on lap four, with most drivers holding out as it was expected to just be a passing shower.

Mercedes’ Lucas Auer pitted at the end of lap six, losing control of the car as he was braking towards his pit box, running over a puddle and then hitting the garage wall and several marshals. Team-mate Edoardo Mortara, as well as BMW’s Bruno Spengler, had the same problem when they pitted on the following lap, with the ambulance called into the pit lane to attend injured marshals and mechanics.

The sun is already shining over the Hungaroring as the race remains red-flagged, with the cars lined up on the grid ready for a restart.

The work area of the pit lane at the Hungaroring is paved in concrete. Spengler said: “I was warned by the team that the pit lane was very slippery and I was already below the 60km/h limit, but when you are on slicks on a concrete surface is like driving on ice and there was nothing I could do. I feel very bad about this.”