Lando Norris’ violent trip into the barriers during Q3 this afternoon brought the session to a long pause as debris and oil were cleared from the track.
Replays of the accident showed the McLaren endure a touch of oversteer when heading up the high-speed section of the track seeing him lose control of his MCL35M as he tried to correct it.
The 21-year-old spun and the rear of his car crashed heavily into the barriers at Eau Rouge.
Should the team be able to repair the immense damage in time for tomorrow’s race, it will likely see him start from the pit-lane start tomorrow.
Norris is currently being evaluated by medical staff at the track, but footage showed him holding his arm as he got into the medical car.
Speaking over the radio after the accident, Norris – who had topped Q1 and Q2 today – said; “Sorry boys, we should have had a good one there. I let you down. My bad.”
Racing will return at 15:45 local time after enough surface water is cleared for racing to resume.