(Photo : Mark Thompson/Getty Images) LUSAIL CITY, QATAR – Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing seems on in parc ferme through the F1 Grand Prix of Qatar at Lusail International Circuit on October 08, 2023 in Lusail City, Qatar.
The Qatar Grand Prix proved brutal for a number of Formula One drivers, who needed to be taken to the circuit’s medical heart because of the excessive warmth on Sunday, October 8.
The circumstances on the Lusail International Circuit, with temperatures hovering round 90ºF (32ºC) and humidity at roughly 70%, took a toll on the well-conditioned F1 drivers.
The race ended with a number of of them experiencing near-collapse, vomiting, and extreme dehydration, together with Alpine’s Esteban Ocon, who revealed that he vomited inside his helmet throughout lap 15. He referred to as it the hardest of his profession.
The hardest race of my profession. But P7!!! 👍🏼👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/oEgWQRzKYT
— Esteban Ocon (@OconEsteban) October 8, 2023
Williams’ Alex Albon required help following the race to exit his cockpit. He was transported to the circuit’s medical heart because of acute warmth publicity however was later discharged.
In distinction, his teammate Logan Sargeant confronted a more difficult state of affairs. The rookie, who had been feeling unwell even earlier than the race, retired at lap 40 and acquired therapy for extreme dehydration.
Meanwhile, Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll claimed he was dropping consciousness contained in the cockpit because of the climate circumstances.
Toughest race for any driver
Scuderia Ferarri’s Charles Leclerc was sure that Sunday’s race was the hardest for all drivers on the grid of their entire profession.
“I don’t believe anyone that’s says it’s not,” the 24-year-old added.
Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas remarked that the sensation was “like torture in the car,” and the next temperature would’ve been harmful.
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