Force India’s Sergio Perez escaped injury following a scary crash during first practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The Mexican ran across the grass at the exit of Turn 11, causing a right-rear suspension failure, which put the car into a spin, causing Perez to swipe the barrier.
His Force India then flipped over its front-tyre which had come detached on impact with the barrier, leaving Perez upside down on the track.
The 25-year-old managed to climb out of his car with the assistance of a track marshal and appeared uninjured.
He spoke after the incident, describing it as a “strange incident”.
“It was a really bad accident, pretty unlucky,” he said. “The track was dirty and I went on the AstroTurf and I collided [with the barrier] on the other side of the track at a very bad angle, so it made the car roll over.
“But everything’s alright. It was a strange accident. I thought it was under control but the AstroTurf was very dirty which is why I went in the wall. We’ll have to check everything in detail.”