Formula One can be a pretty boring sport to watch at times. With dominant champions and predictability like no other sport, it’s often quite dull. But not today. Something happened that’s shocked the world. A horrific crash that by rights should have claimed the life of ex-F1 champion, Fernando Alonso. To say the crash was bad enough that it could have killed him is an understatement. This smash is a real shocker.
Alonso’s car practically breaks up in mid-air and he looks a certain goner. It’s the worst crash Australia’s Albert Park has ever seen and fans at the venue and at home watched in horror as they expected to hear bad news about the health of the popular Spanish driver.
“I’m happy to be here, it was quite a scary crash,” Alonso told the media after he miraculously walked out of the crumbled vehicle unscathed. “I’m lucky to be here,” he went on.
Soy consciente de que hoy he gastado una de las vidas que me quedaban, quiero dar las gracias a @mclaren , FIA por la seguridad actual de los monoplazas. A mis compañeros y a los aficionados por la preocupación mostrada y apoyo incondicional. Ahora a recuperarse y pensar en Bahréin, y subirme al coche para conseguir los primeros puntos!! ?? I am aware that today I spent some of the luck remaining in life, I want to thank @mclaren, the FIA for the safety on this cars. Also my colleagues and fans for the concern and unconditional support. Now it's time to rest and think about Bahrain, and get back in the car to get the first points of this year !! ?? #australia
Here’s what happened:
Fernando Alonso is lucky to be alive following a horrific crash during #AusGP at Albert Park #F1 https://t.co/6saOw9LR1g
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) March 20, 2016