Formula One: Crash, bang in Brazil on just first lap

The Brazilian Grand Prix got off to a dramatic, crashed-marred start on Sunday which forced three drivers to retire on the first lap.

McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne after crashing out on Sunday.   -  AP

The Brazilian Grand Prix got off to a dramatic, crashed-marred start on Sunday which forced three drivers to retire on the first lap.

Esteban Ocon in a Force India, McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne and Kevin Magnussen in a Haas were all out of contention as the safety car was summoned into action.

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At the front, Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari snatched the lead from Mercedes pole sitter Valtteri Bottas with Kimi Raikkonen in the other Ferrari in third place.

World champion Lewis Hamilton had started the race in the pit lane.

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