The Red Bull driver lost control of his car in Les Combes and crashed into barriers during the warm-up lap.

Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) went off the track as he completed the lap to position himself on the starting grid for the Belgian Grand Prix. The 31-year-old driver, who was to start from 7th place on the grid, had to retire. But only at first, since he was finally cleared to take the start.