The Monaco Grand Prix has been stopped following a multiple-car accident at the swimming pool complex in the closing stages of the race.
As the race leaders Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button came up to backmarkers on lap 69 of the race, ahead of them there was chaos after Adrian Sutil swiped the barriers on the exit of the Tabac corner. His slowing car, which suffered a right-rear puncture, ran wide at the swimming pool and Jaime Alguersuari ran into the back of Lewis Hamilton, before Vitaly Petrov got caught up in the chaos.
Alguersuari was quickly able to jump out of his car, but medical crews needed to attend to Petrov, whose car was stationary on the left-hand side of the swimming pool complex. After two laps behind the safety car, race officials decided to red flag the race – with the race set to be restarted once the Petrov incident has been dealt with.
Petrov was taken away from the incident in an ambulance. Renault said the Russian was speaking on the radio, reporting pain.