1986-Brands Hatch-Start & crashes at first turn

Accidente entre Jacques Laffite, Christian Danner, Piercarlo Ghinzani y Allen Berg

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At the start Mansell's Williams failed as he went into Paddock Hill Bend. He was fortunate however because moments later the race was stopped following a multiple crash behind him. This was caused by Thierry Boutsen losing control of his Arrows in the midfield. This bounced off the wall into the backmarkers and Stefan Johansson jinked right to avoid it. Unfortunately Laffite was alongside him and the Ligier had to swerve and went head-on into the barrier. Back on the track Boutsen was hit by Piercarlo Ghinzani (Osella) and by Christian Danner (Arrows) and the accident also involved the two Minardis, the two Zakspeeds and Allen Berg's Osella. Laffite was cut from the wreckage of his car and then flown to hospital but his Formula 1 career was over. With BBC commentatory by Murray Walker and James Hunt

F1 GP Portugal 1987 Start Crash