F1 star vomits in crash helmet with rival rushed to medical centre at Qatar GP

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LANDO NORRIS said the intense heat of the Qatar Grand Prix made it “too dangerous” to race.

A number of drivers were left feeling sick as day-time temperatures hit over 44 degrees and in the evening the humidity rocketed.

Lando Norris revealed it was too dangerous to race at the Qatar Grand Prix

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Lando Norris revealed it was too dangerous to race at the Qatar Grand PrixCredit: Rex
Drivers were left feeling sick due to the sweltering heat at the Qatar Grand Prix

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Drivers were left feeling sick due to the sweltering heat at the Qatar Grand PrixCredit: Getty

Williams drivers Logan Sargeant and Alex Albon both needed help climbing from their cars.

Alpine’s Esteban Ocon was sick in his crash helmet while Lance Stroll sought help from an ambulance when he stopped for dehydration.

Norris, who was third and left exhausted, said: “It was too hot and much too dangerous. It is something we need to speak about.”

Max Verstappen, who won the race, added: “It was too warm and nothing to do with more training.

“The guys struggling are extremely fit but the whole day is like walking around in a sauna.”

The Williams F1 team confirmed that Albon “was taken to the medical centre to be treated for acute heat exposure”.

Sir Lewis Hamilton also struggled during the race as he crashed out after a first-lap collision with Mercedes teammate George Russell.

A chaotic start to the event, won by Verstappen, saw all cars bunch up while approaching the first turn.

As Hamilton and Russell vied for space, they ended up clipping each other.

Both Formula One stars then went spinning off the track at lightning speed.

However, Russell was able to drive back into the action as Sir Lewis was left stranded with a damaged car.



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