In almost 70 years of history, Formula 1 has seen multiple cease crashes in races, often involving multiple drivers , and sometimes even viewers were injured. Some Formula One crashes did not end in death, but nonetheless the events shocked both drivers and spectators. Accidents, on the other hand, have fostered the development of safety measures and regulations aimed at preventing injuries and protecting lives.

Monza 1961

Grand Prix of Italy in Monza of the Year 1961 was the scene of one of the most tragic disasters in the history of Formula 1. Wolfgang von Trips, considered a remarkable and courageous driver with great talent, lost control of his car and crashed into the stands for spectators. The consequence of the race is dead 11 people, including a driver who could become World Champion . The race continued regardless of the injured, who were subsequently taken care of.

Zandvoort 2017

Due to a flight accident 2017 French driver David Ferrer dies at the FIA ​​Formula One Classic Car Championship in the Netherlands. Ferrer collided with his car during the race, and doctors immediately started resuscitating him and took him to a hospital in a helicopter, where he later died. The race did not continue after the accident, but the Ferrer’s car was completely destroyed.

Imola 1994

Black weekend in Imola, where is the year 1994 The Grand Prix of San Marino took place, it brought several catastrophic disasters. The first casualty was Roland Ratzenberger , who had lost control of the damaged race car in the qualifying rounds and was hitting the wall at high speed. The race ended the life of popular and talented driver Ayrton Senna . There are still speculations surrounding his accident, as it is unknown why he drove off the track with a car and collided with a concrete wall . In San Marino Rubens Barrichello was also injured and some spectators and mechanics were injured.

Zolder 1982

One of the most popular Formula One drivers, Canadian racer Gilles Villeneuve , has died May 8 1978 during the qualifications for the Grand Prix of Belgium. The derivatives of the tragic accident came from a collision with the rear end of a Jochen Mass car that was retreating for Gilles to overtake. His car travelling 220 km/ h flew in the air, and Villeneuve threw himself into the railing with his helmet on and without a helmet and broke his neck. He was taken to the hospital by helicopter but doctors could not helped him anymore.

Monza 1978

The race for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza is 1978 took another life. This time, the victim was Swedish driver Ronnie Peterson . There was a cease of mass collision in the race in which Riccardo Patrese hit James Hunt , and Hunt ran into Ronnie. Black Lotus flew into a protective fence and burned, Hunt, Regazzoni and Depailler immediately came to the rescue and pulled him out alive. He was conscious, had severely injured legs, but did not appear to be in any danger of life. The next morning, he died in hospital with embolism.

Kyalami 1977

Two people died at the South African Grand Prix – firefighter Frederick Jansen van Vuuren and driver Tom Pryce. The derivatives of the crash came when Renzo Zorzi stopped on the track due to a malfunction and the firefighters rushed cease him without permission to help him out of the car. Hans Joachim Stuck noticed them in time and managed to avoid them, and Pryce, who was driving behind him, hit one of them. The fire extinguisher hit Pryce directly in the head and immediately killed him, and his car continued to drive and stopped only after the collision.

Monte Carlo 1955

In the early years of Formula 1 safety there was no priority in racing. At the Monaco Grand Prix Albert Ascari slipped on puddles of oil from Moss’s Mercedes, causing it to fly off and land in the chicane at the exit of the tunnel. His blue helmet soon showed up in a sea of ​​bubbles, and Ascari only carried it away with a broken nose and a few scratches. He died a few days later during a test drive in Monza, wearing civilian clothes, without a helmet and T-shirt.

Nürburgring 1961

German Grand Prix of the Year races 1976 almost would not be held, as drivers protested the dangerous weather caused by the weather. The boycott failed due to too few votes. Niki Lauda was among major proponents of the race boycott. A serious accident occurred in the 2nd round of the Nurburgring race when Lauda burst into full on the embankment at the side of the track and caught fire. Arturo Merzario and Guy Edwards immediately came to the rescue him, but the Austrian suffered severe burns. He underwent numerous surgeries and surprised everyone when he returned to the track in a good month. Due to injuries, he was forced to wear a specially modified helmet later in his career.

Spa Francorchamps 1998

Another unforgettable race is took years 1998 in Belgium , in heavy rain. First, the race was interrupted by an accident involving the majority of the racers. It took more than an hour to clear the wreckage from the track, and the race only started again 12 from 15 drivers. Due to poor visibility, Michael Schumacher, the lead ran into David Coulthard. Coulthard admitted a few years later that the collision that probably cost Schumacher the title that year was his fault. Only eight racers completed the race.


Monte Carlo 1980

Monte Carlo Race of the Year 1977 remained in memory after the spectacular accident at the start of the race when Derek Daly ran into Bruno Giacomelli. Daly’s car flew over Giacomelli, landing between Jean-Pierre Jarier and Alain Prost. Fortunately, none of the drivers involved was seriously injured. Daly recalled the incident: “Your life is slowing down. It all starts in slow motion. I even remember focusing on the pebbles on the floor when I thought I’d land on my head. ”

Gilles Villeneuve Circuit 2007

Robert Kubica was involved in a violent accident at the Canada Grand Prix of the Year 2007. The pole slammed into the firewall at speed more than 200 km / h and received a force on impact 61 G. His car was destroyed, but Kubica was lucky and took it without major damage. The side part of the modern car is designed to reduce the effects of a  that kind of collision.


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