Formula One is a sport where the drivers need to acquire skills to
control their vehicles at high speeds. Even for professional drivers with years
of experience, it is still challenging to drive and control a supercar
exceeding 200 mph. The drivers are always at risk of
accidents and injuries.
Here are the worst crashes in the history of Formula 1
2020 Bahrain Grand Prix – Romain
Romain Grosjean had a hard
collision with the barriers during the first lap. After the crash, his car
caught fire while he was still inside. Grosjean was rescued and was sent to the
hospital for a check-up. He suffered burns on his hands and neck. The halo
saved Grosjean’s life and helped him escape quickly.
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Grand Prix – Jules Bianchi
One of the most tragic
moments in Formula One’s history was witnessed by the spectators at the 2014
Japan Grand Prix. Due to heavy rain, Adrian Suti lost the control of his
vehicle and stopped at the run-off zone. While a crane was helping Suti, Juels
Bianchi’s car lost control and crashed into the crane causing serious injuries
to Bianchi. Bianchi died in 2015 after months of struggling with his injuries.
Dhabi Grand Prix – Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher and
Vitantinio Liuzzi crashed during the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix during the
opening lap. Liuzzi hit Schumacher’s car and passed very close to Schumacher’s
cockpit nearly hitting his head. Both were taken to the medical centre for a
Marino Grand Prix – Roland Ratzenberger
1994 San Marino Grand Prix saw the deaths of two drivers. Roland Ratzenberger
lost the control of his vehicle and crashed into the barriers at a speed of
195.7 mph, causing the front wheel to penetrate through the cockpit.
Ratzemberger suffered a fractured skill and a ruptured aorta. He lost his life
in a hospital in Bologna.
Marino Grand Prix – Ayrton Senna
After Ratzenberger’s death,
the San Marino Grand Prix saw the death of Ayrton Senna. Senna also hit the
barriers at a speed of 145 mph. Senna suffered excessive bleeding and a weak
heartbeat and died due to hard brain injuries and ruptured arteries.