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WATCH: Dramatic start to the F1 Sprint at Monza as Gasly crashes out on Lap 1

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After making its debut at the British Grand Prix back in July, the new Sprint format is back this weekend at Monza, with the drivers competing in an 18-lap dash around the historic Italian circuit, with the results determining the grid for Sunday's Grand Prix.

And there was drama within seconds of the lights going out, with Pierre Gasly catching his front wing on the rear of Daniel Ricciardo's McLaren on the opening lap. The wing then became detached and went under Gasly's front wheels, the Frenchman unable to avoid spearing off track and into the barriers.

He was out of the race on the spot, as the Safety Car was called out while his AlphaTauri was cleared. Hit play on the video above to see the start as it played out...

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