Esteban Ocon's FP3 session ended early as he spun and crashed his Alpine with more than 40 minutes remaining, the Frenchman falling foul of the challenging Turn 14-15 chicane on Saturday afternoon in Miami.

    The Frenchman mirrored Carlos Sainz's FP2 spin, swapping ends entering the narrow uphill chicane in Sector 3, and smashing the left-hand side of his car at the Miami International Autodrome. The incident brought out a lengthy red flag.

    Crucially, Ocon's accident came early in the final practice session, giving his Alpine team a job to do ahead of the first-ever qualifying session for the Miami Grand Prix. It was the fourth red flag of the Miami GP weekend after Valtteri Bottas, Sainz and Nicholas Latifi encountered trouble on Friday.

    "Esteban was taken to the medical centre as a precaution as the impact was over the G limit. He has been cleared by the FIA medical crews and we expect him back soon," tweeted the team.

    Watch the incident in the video player above.

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