Miami GP suffers first crash as Valtteri Bottas brings out red flag

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The Alfa Romeo driver lost control of his car at the fast turn seven, spinning out and smashing into the barriers. The session was immediately red flagged, becoming the first incident at the new Miami track. 

The Finnish star appeared to lose control of his car on the exit, smashing into the barrriers on the edfe of the circuit seconds later. He apologised to his team moments after the crash, adding: “​​Sorry guys, just lost it”.

Bottas’ rear wing looked destroyed after the sizeable impact with the barrier. However, he jumped out of the car monents later and returned back to the paddock.

Several drivers have already made mistakes on the new circuit as the F1 stars try to find the limits.

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Bottas addressed the new Miami track ahead of the weekend, claiming the track appeared to good for overtaking. 

He said: “It seems to be a really good track for overtaking. Like, I think the way the track has been planned, I think, from my side, it looks positive. It should be good racing.

“Yeah, pretty long straights and a couple of really good overtaking opportunities. So, let’s see how it is done in real life but to me on paper, it looks good. And I’m sure as an event it’s going to be pretty amazing.”

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