Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel Rushed to Hospital After Crash

Sebastian Vettel crashed into the barriers during F1 testing on Wednesday and was taken to the medical centre. 

Ferrari have confirmed that the incident was caused by a mechanical failure and the German was taken to be checked out as a precautionary measure. 

According to Daily Mail, the accident data recorder in the car registered above the level of impact limit. 

The 31-year-old was seen being whisked away to the treatment tent and appeared to be unharmed. He has since been discharged. 

Vettel’s crash was a strange one as he went straight on at turn three on the Circuit de Catalunya, hitting the barriers. 

Sebastian Vettel’s car hits race barrier during testing on Wednesday

A number of marshalls and vehicles then descended on the site to help Vettel, who walked away of his own accord, and move his Ferrari back to the pits.  

He had been second quickest on the day prior to his mishap, clocking a 1:18.195 at the Spanish circuit. 

The four-time world champion was 40 laps into his testing when he ploughed into the barriers at a rate of knots. 

Sebastian Vettel’s car being taken to Ferrari garage

Footage from the start line showed him negotiating the first two corners without a hitch but then a puff of smoke could be seen in the distance as he collided with the side of the circuit.

Vettel has since returned to the Ferrari garage to assess the damage and root cause of his crash.

Ferrari impressed in the initial days of testing, with their car looking a step ahead of rivals Mercedes, but Tuesday’s session was marred by a problem with the cooling systems during Charles Leclerc’s scheduled time at the wheel.