A downpour which coincided with the start of today’s race at Silverstone led to eight cars crashing at Luffield.
Alexander Rossi was the first driver to sail off the track at the wet corner. Most of the cars immediately behind him suffered the same fate, including Sam Bird, Nico Muller, Marco Sorensen, Nikolay Martsenko, Yann Cunha, Anton Nebylitskiy and Kevin Korjus:
Many of the drivers had attempted to weather the storm by staying out on slick tyres as the rain fell.
The rain had already claimed race-leader Kevin Magnussen. The race had to be stopped and restarted as the marshals recovered the cars. Once it restarted new leader Will Stevens went off at Stow, leaving Jules Bianchi to win from championship leader Robin Frijns