Haas driver Kevin Magnussen crashed out early on in the British Grand Prix after colliding with Alex Albon inside just two laps.

A safety car was required once again at Silverstone after Magnussen piled into the fence, ending his race.

Stewards looked into the incident as Albon caught the tyre of his Danish rival.

The incident came after Magnussen had made the decision to stand pre-race during the planned anti-racism protest.

Formula One has given drivers a platform to condemn racism in the wake of protests throughout the world, and especially the US, over the past few months.

The Haas car of Danish driver Kevin Magnussen was taken away after a crash during the Formula One British Grand Prix

World champion Lewis Hamilton has led the push for those in F1 to do as much as possible to fight the cause.

While he and many of his fellow drivers kneeled on the track ahead of the race at Silverstone, others chose not to.

Magnussen, who did kneel at the Austrian Grand Prix last time out, joined the original six in standing during the protest.

F1 drivers chose to either stand or kneel during protests against racism before the British Grand Prix

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Daniil Kvyat also crashed out early in the British Grand Prix after appearing to suffer a puncture.

Jolyon Palmer, the former Renault driver, commenting on the incident said: “Kvyat's car is wrecked.

Kevin Magnussen crashed out after his collision

“He is OK but that is a lot of damage to the car. It was a suspension failure. That was a huge impact.”

Kvyat was heard apologising on his team radio after the crash, and felt he was to blame, saying: “Ooh guys, I’m so f****** sorry.”