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Videos: Spanish GP three-way crash from all angles

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Take a look at that 2018 Spanish Grand Prix opening lap crash from all the angles. Romain Grosjean triggering the opening-lap crash at the Spanish GP which forced himself, Nico Hulkenberg and Pierre Gasly to retire.

The French man handed a three-place grid demotion for the race in Monaco. The Haas F1 speedy also had two penalty points applied to his super license, taking him to five for the 12-month period.

THE FIA STEWARDS’ VERDICT IN FULL

“The stewards reviewed video evidence and heard from the driver of car 8, Romain Grosjean and the team representative.

“Car 8 was following Car 20 at the exit of Turn 2 when Car 20 had a momentary loss of control. Car 8 avoided Car 20 which caused him to lose control of the car to the left of the track at the entry to Turn 3.

“The driver explained to the stewards that he felt that his momentum was going to carry him to the centre of the track, and therefore made the decision to apply power in an attempt to cross to the right side of the track and get out of the way of the cars behind.

“However, while crossing he moved into the line of Cars 27 and Car 10, and all three cars were involved in a collision that took them out of the race.

“The driver stated to the stewards that he made the decision to cross the track, trying to avoid the other cars and that he felt this was his best option.

“The stewards found that while it is speculation as to where the driver’s car would have ended up had he chosen other alternatives, it is certain that while crossing the track in front of the following pack of cars, which he chose to do, that a collision occurred.

“Further, in reviewing the video, the stewards found that the car was following the line on the left side of the track and was almost fully off the track, when he made the decision to cross it.

“The stewards therefore chose to penalise the driver.”

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