Australian teenager Alexander Peroni has survived an insane crash at Italian Grand Prix which sent his car flying several metres into the air before landing on the safety fence.
The 19-year from Hobart hit a sausage kerb with his front wing breaking off and sending him flying into the air.
In a massive relief for everyone involved, Peroni was able to walk away and was seen to by the medical car.
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In the 18th lap, there was a yellow flag as Alexander Peroni, who was in sixth, suffered a spectacular crash.
The commentators were shocked and refused to show the crash until they were sure he was OK.
Peroni was able to get out of the car but it was unknown how after the spectacular and horrifying crash.
Following the crash, the safety car was quickly deployed and a medical vehicle was on the scene.
Peroni looked shaken and winded as he went with the doctor.
Coming just a week after the death of 22-year-old Frenchman Anthoine Hubert, it was another shocking reminder of the need for safety features with the halo surrounding the driver’s head seemingly playing a big role in him being able to walk away.
Thankfully Peroni was able to walk away from the incident and was seen to by the medical car. #F3
— Luke Gardener (@LukeGardener82) September 7, 2019
The F3 crash will of course reignite the gravel / asphalt runoff debate and with good reason. But we should also be aware of the angle the car landed on the barrier and the role the halo looks to have played in Peroni walking away.
— Will Buxton (@wbuxtonofficial) September 7, 2019
FIA has decided to remove all sausage kerbs in Parabolica before FP3 after the massive accident of F3 driver Alex Peroni this morning. Race director Michael Masi is in Parabolica right now. #F1 #AMuS #ItalianGP
— Tobi Grüner 🏁 (@tgruener) September 7, 2019
More to come …
Originally published as Aussie teen’s utterly terrifying crash