Spanish Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso was involved in a horrifying wreck at a race in Australia, though he luckily walked away somehow unhurt.
By the look of the damage done to his car, you would never think it possible, after his front wheel tore off after hitting Esteban Gutierrez’s car while trying to pass. Alonso’s car then hit a wall and flipped multiple times, with other wheels flying off as well.
As the Daily Mail reported, the pair of drivers shook hands after the incident. The Australian Grand Prix was then delayed for 22 minutes.
Alonso commented on the crash saying:
“I am lucky to be here and thankful to be here. It was a scary moment and a scary crash. When I stopped I saw a little space to get out of the car and I went out quickly just to make sure that my mum, who was watching the race on TV at home, could see that I was okay. …
“You are not exactly aware where you are. You are just flying and then you see the sky, the ground, the sky, the ground and you don’t know. Then I didn’t know where I was because I was so far from the track. Everything happened slower than on the outside. You want to stop and it doesn’t stop, it keeps going and going and going. It was quite scary.”
German Nico Rosenberg of Mercedes ended up winning the Australian Grand Prix, held in Melbourne.
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