In-Competition: the worst accident in the career of Fernando Alonso in the Formula 1

I’m Not going to do the typical article hunting visits lurid with (put here the voice of the charismatic youtuber venezuelan Dross) “the top7 of the accidents most spectacular of Fernando Alonso”. It is clear that this weekend has been one of the most difficult moments of the pilot spaniard in Formula 1. He himself recognized on social networks that had been possibly the most serious of his career and that he had spent one of his lives.

Also, and as much as some empeñaran to take the blame for the accident Esteban Gutierrez, the champion of the World admitted to have lost the reference and rocked the mexican (which it is said that he also had some kind of setback technician in your HAAS) in the always dangerous braking of the curve, three of the Albert Park Circuit. Because the great riders make mistakes too, even more so when it is going to the limit. However, I would like to make emphasis on other details that we can’t let go of this affair of race.

The first is precisely that, that the FIA determined that it had been an affair of race. In recent times it has fallen into the error on the part of the commissioners to punish each one of the actions were on track. In this case, leaving aside the mannerisms of the accident, it was clear that this was not a default action, or worthy of punishment by being a negligence or a serious mistake of riding.

The second key point is that despite being in the midst of a maelstrom of opinions about the use or not of the Halo in the Formula 1, the safety measures of the cars current allowed yesterday to leave the world of the layout of Melbourne by his own foot. First, the cable clamping wheel, made of a material called zylon, endured the demands for which they were designed, avoiding that the wheels came out fired toward the hulls, and therefore the head, from the Spanish pilot.

Fortunately, the McLaren-Honda also came out catapulted, repeating the accident happened in the same place at the GP of 2001 in which they were involved Jacques Villeneuve and Ralf Schumacher, and in which he died one of the commissioners. Obviously, the input in the gravel of the escape, without wheels, side, made the MP4-31 launched her, however, from there came into operation all the safety measures passive. The car was losing fiber on all sides, absorbing and distributing the impact to the base to break the strong links of carbon fiber and protecting the pilot as if in a protective bubble is involved. In common terms, the car of Fernando Alonso was a total loss, but both the cockpit as the ‘fireplace’ endured stoically the requirements for which they were created.

from there, Alonso was only able to see the earth and sky until the car ended up stopping against the barriers. The wealthy went as fast as he could out of that mass of carbon fiber face down in the which had become the McLaren, knowing that thousands of miles away, his family was, and specifically his mother, was watching the race.

lameness, in the form of a little discomfort in the right knee and a bit of confusion, were a mere anecdote after the shaking experienced, something that is evidenced by her smile while I was reading the australian press in which he himself and his accident occupied the entire front page. Something more than a year after, an accident that, in theory, was much more cumbersome that the lived in pre-season of 2015, just had left him some disorientation and a little knee pain. Time to clap to engineers, technicians, and managers who designed, tested, and demanded that it be respected the security measures.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Carlos Sainz of Spain drives the (55) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 Ferrari 059/5 turbo on track ahead of Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain drives the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo during the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 20, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)