Marcus Ericsson in horror 220mph smash as F1 star sees car swerve uncontrollably along straight before hitting barriers and flipping over at Monza

Incredibly, the 27-year-old Sauber driver walked away unscathed from the horror smash.

Ericsson lost control at the fastest section of the Monza track when his rear DRS wing was stuck wide open.

The lack of downforce then caused him to spin off into the barriers.

And it was the Halo device that once again came to the rescue – just days after it was praised for saving fellow F1 star Charles Leclerc.

Swede Ericsson was travelling at 220mph and sent into FOUR terrifying rolls as his car flipped and splintered into pieces during the second practice for the Italian GP.

But the Halo cockpit canopy protection system took the brunt of the force.

The accident is five days after his Sauber team-mate Leclerc was also saved by the Halo when Fernando Alonso's McLaren was sent flying at the Belgian GP.

In Spa, Leclerc's Halo deflected the front of Alonso's car as both drivers walked away unscathed.

Ericsson was sent to the medical area for checks and was soon given the all-clear.

He did however appear shaken up by the crash during second practice for the Italian GP.

Stewards raised the red flags to indicate the session had been stopped with debris from the smash littering the track.

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