Tuscan Grand Prix red flagged after four-car pile-up at Mugello

The Tuscan Grand Prix was red flagged after a dramatic four-car pile-up on the seventh lap at Mugello.

The unusual accident was sparked after Antonio Giovinazzi crashed into the back of Williams driver Nicholas Latifi at the restart following a safety car period.

McLaren's Carlos Sainz then hit Giovinazzi sending the Alfa Romeo driver temporarily into the air.

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SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP wears a shirt in tribute to the late Breonna Taylor on the grid before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mario Renzi - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP wears a shirt in tribute to the late Breonna Taylor in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and second placed Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Mercedes GP talk in a press conference after the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Florent Gooden - Pool/Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP looks on in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and second placed Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Mercedes GP celebrate on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Miguel Medina - Pool/Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Clive Mason - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)
Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen (R) walks past AlphaTauri's French driver Pierre Gasly after both crash during the Tuscany Formula One Grand Prix at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia e San Piero on September 13, 2020. (Photo by Luca Bruno / POOL / AFP) (Photo by LUCA BRUNO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
AlphaTauri's French driver Pierre Gasly (L) crashes with Haas F1's French driver Romain Grosjean during the Tuscany Formula One Grand Prix at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia e San Piero on September 13, 2020. (Photo by Luca Bruno / POOL / AFP) (Photo by LUCA BRUNO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
AlphaTauri's French driver Pierre Gasly leaves his car after a crash during the Tuscany Formula One Grand Prix at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia e San Piero on September 13, 2020. (Photo by Luca Bruno / POOL / AFP) (Photo by LUCA BRUNO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 stops in the gravel as he retires from the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Luca Bruno - Pool/Getty Images)
Drives crash during the Tuscany Formula One Grand Prix at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia e San Piero on September 13, 2020. (Photo by Claudio Giovannini / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CLAUDIO GIOVANNINI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Drives crash during the Tuscany Formula One Grand Prix at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia e San Piero on September 13, 2020. (Photo by Claudio Giovannini / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CLAUDIO GIOVANNINI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 stops in the gravel as he retires from the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Clive Mason - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Carlos Sainz of Spain and McLaren F1 climbs out of his car after a collision during the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
Haas F1's French driver Romain Grosjean (L) and Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen crash during during the Tuscany Formula One Grand Prix at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia e San Piero on September 13, 2020. (Photo by Luca Bruno / POOL / AFP) (Photo by LUCA BRUNO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP prepares to drive on the grid before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen crashes during the Tuscany Formula One Grand Prix at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia e San Piero on September 13, 2020. (Photo by Luca Bruno / POOL / AFP) (Photo by LUCA BRUNO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W11 leads the field into turn one at the start during the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Scuderia AlphaTauri looks on before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP looks on before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP is pictured wearing a shirt in tribute to the late Breonna Taylor on the grid before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: A parachutist flies with an Italian flag before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Clive Mason - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: A parachutist flies with a Ferrari flag before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: A parachutist displays a Scuderia Ferrari flag over the circuit prior to the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Miguel Medina - Pool/Getty Images)
SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP prepares to drive on the grid before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)
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Haas driver Kevin Magnussen was also caught up in the accident with all four cars sent into the barriers.

The drivers involved walked away unscathed but Romain Grosjean was furious with leader Valtteri Bottas for driving too slowly at the restart.

"That was f****** stupid from whoever was at the front," the Frenchman yelled over the radio.

"They want to kill us or what? This is the worst thing I have ever seen."

Bottas had assumed the lead from pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton after the world champion made a poor start.

The safety car was issued after just two corners when Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly, last week's surprise winner at the Italian Grand Prix, ended up in the gravel.

It meant that by the end of lap nine, six drivers had retired from the race with the red flags out for the second grand prix in as many weeks. Formula One is racing in Mugello for the first time to mark Ferrari's 1,000th Grand Prix.

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