The GP3 championship was decided in an instant in Abu Dhabi after this crash for Alexander Albon put him out of the race.
To stay in title contention Albon basically had to win the race and hope his title rival and team-mate Charles Leclerc finished back in the pack – and that’s exactly what was happening until Jack Aitken (yep, the guy with WTF1 stickers on his car!) challenged him for the lead.
Aitken got past on his first attempt, but had to go off the track to complete the move and to avoid a penalty decided to let Albon back in front. He was clearly faster though and pulled off a seriously nice lunge to retake the lead but as Albon tried to hold on it all went wrong and the two cars collided.
The ART driver was out instantly whilst Aitken dropped to 5th but recovered to finish 3rd. Ferrari Driver Academy member Leclerc therefore took the championship, but later retired after an incident whilst trying to pass Haas junior driver Santino Ferucci.
To be fair to Albon he was somewhat unlucky that his car launched in the air in such a way, and with a championship on the line you can’t really blame him for a small heat-of-the-moment misjudgement.
Still though, that’s some pretty impressive air time for such low speed!