Ghiotto and Aiken unhurt after ugly F2 crash at Sochi

The Formula 2 Sprint at Sochi on Sunday morning was stopped after Luco Ghiotto and Jack Aitken collided on lap eight of the race, the scary accident destroyed both cars with one car in flames which also set alight the Turn 3 track barriers where the car ended.

Once again the halo did its job, while the foam barriers did their job too. A hard barrier or wall might have had far graver consequences. Modern safety measures once again won the day.


The race was stopped and the results before the incident counted but only half-points will be awarded.

Thus UNi-Virtuosi Guanyu Zhou was declared the winner, followed by local hero Nikita Mazepin for Hitech Racing and Saturday’s Feature Race winner Mick Schumacher, the Prfema driver extending his lead in the championship.

Aitken and Ghiotto, who collided, were classified fourth and fifth respectively, thanks to the rollback before the incident as per the rules. Four points scoring rounds remain in this year’s championship.