Pascal Wehrlein has been taken to hospital after being involved in a terrifying crash.
The former Formula 1 driver now competes for Porsche in Formula E, The Sun reports.
The scary incident occurred during a practice session ahead of the Hyderabad E-Prix.
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Wehrlein, 28, went into the weekend top of the leaderboard after the first three races of the season.
But he suffered a huge blow earlier today, when he lost control of his Porsche on the track’s final corner.
Wehrlein’s car spun out of control before producing a major thud as it hit the wall.
The horrendous smash caused huge damage to the car, and also prompted audible gasps from commentators Jack Nicholls and Karun Chandhok.
Wehrlein thankfully came out of the crash unharmed, radioing his team to tell them that his car’s throttle had “got stuck” – causing the smash.
He climbed out of his car without requiring assistance, but was taken to hospital for precautionary checks.
Examining how the crash came about, Chandhok said: “That doesn’t seem like driver error.”
Nicholls then added: “He said the throttle got stuck and, yeah, you can see the wheels are still spinning as he is having the rotation.”
In order to further investigate the cause of the crash without putting their other drivers at risk, Porsche opted not to send them out until more tests were run.
Wehrlein competed for Manor and Sauber in Formula 1 during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
He entered 40 races, picking up six points.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.
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