“All drivers involved in the incident are undergoing medical assessment”– Another crash in Raddilion raises questions over its safety.
The whole F1 fraternity is here, including the W series, which had its qualifying on Friday, and it became a zone of another horrific crash that has reportedly transferred two drivers to a hospital for a necessary checkup.
All drivers involved in the incident are undergoing medical assessment and two of the drivers – Ayla Agren and Beitske Visser – have been transferred to hospital for further checks.
More updates to follow.
— W Series (@WSeriesRacing) August 27, 2021
The news was confirmed by the W Series official handle naming Ayla Agren and Beitske Visser. The crash on visuals seems fatal, as a cluster of cars collided at the beginning of Eau Rouge, with two cars even going airborne.
Video of the W Series Qualifying crash at Spa pic.twitter.com/rxBguYF713
— Harry (@toe_toe_wolf) August 27, 2021
The official handles are yet to give further updates on the incident, but it has certainly made fans pray for the safety of drivers involved in the incident.
Is Raddilion dangerous?
The Raidillion/Eau Rouge is a famous centre of attraction at Spa Francorchamps, but it has seen some fatal accidents over the recent years that have even caused severe injuries and, in worse cases, death.
Anthoine Hubert lost his life in a Formula 2 race while crossing the same path, whereas recently, Jack Aitken (associated with Williams) also suffered a fatal crash at 24Hours of Spa 2021; fortunately, he survived but obtained multiple injuries.
Therefore, fans have raised doubts about whether Eau Rouge is even safe for the drivers anymore, with horrible crashes becoming a regular sight at Spa.
They need gravel in front of the tyres to stop cars bouncing back into the track. This corner is getting scarier every year; really don’t want another Hubert
— The World is On Fire 😢 (@nodge1985) August 27, 2021
So, it is upon FIA’s enquiry to know whether any alterations will be made at that point, as the governing body has certainly been considerate of drivers’ safety.