One of the first sports organizations that comes to mind when it comes to motorsports. formula 1, also appeared on the Istanbul Park track in our country. Formula 1 races, in which 10 teams with 2 pilots each compete against each other, can unfortunately be the scene of very serious accidents due to a moment of carelessness or a minor accident.
Although Formula 1 cars, which can exceed 350 km/h on the straight, are protected, the slightest mistake at these speeds can lead to major disasters. Like in aviation formula 1 During races, rules and vehicle changes may change due to accidents. If you like, let’s look at the unforgettable accidents in the history of Formula 1.
Jules Bianchi’s 2014 Japanese Grand Prix crash caused by tornadoes:
Arguably one of the most memorable accidents in Formula 1 occurred during the 2014 race held in Japan. The Suzuka circuit was under heavy rain on the day of the race and this caused both road damage and damage. slippery even vision impairment it had caused. The cause of the disaster that would occur was the hurricanes approaching from the coast of Japan.
The race started and like every Formula 1 race that takes place in heavy rainy weather, the pilots were very careful in this race too. The Sauber driver drove on the 42nd lap of the race Adrian Suti He lost control of his vehicle, turned around and went off the road. A team was sent to the area to remove Adrian Suti’s car, who was forced to leave the race. attractive arrived, but the race was on.
After one full turn Jules Bianchi The young pilot lost control of his vehicle at the same place. The vehicle Bianchi was in without slowing down It continued to drive directly under the tractor and the collision occurred.
Jules Bianchi did not respond to radio messages from the Marussia team. When the medical teams reached Bianchi, it was understood that the situation was very bad. At the end of the nine-month battle in the hospital, Jules Bianchi breathed his last. He died on July 17, 2015.
The accident from which Robert Kubica miraculously survived (2007 Canadian Grand Prix)
The 2007 Canadian Grand Prix was perhaps the scene of one of the most terrifying yet miraculous accidents in history. The spectators watching the race, which was very exciting until the 27th lap, were suddenly filled with fear and anxiety. The reason for this, about to shatter of a vehicle It was about treading on the grass.
The BMW-Sauber driven by Robert Kubica first entered the grass next to the track. Then suddenly the bouncing vehicle front inflated. The vehicle, which was completely out of control, went straight and crashed into the concrete barrier. The vehicle that overturned and crossed to the other side of the road was shattered into pieces. It happened and Robert Kubica, who was in the vehicle, could only be seen moving his arms slightly.
The first reason why this accident was miraculous was that Robert Kubica suffered no serious injuries. Kubica from his car, which was broken into pieces after hitting the wall at high speed. He escaped with minor injuries. This accident, which could have been fatal for the pilot, could also have been fatal for the public. Because the barrier Kubica ran into was shorter than the other barriers on the track. If the Formula 1 car, the front of which was already in the air, had jumped from there, would fly into the audience on the other side. Fortunately, the accident did not cause any serious injuries.
The accident that shows how life-saving safety measures are (Michael Schumacher, British Grand Prix, 1999)
As the 1999 calendar showed, what would happen at the Silverstone circuit would reveal how important and necessary the improved safety measures were. One of Formula 1’s most successful drivers Michael Schumacher, if stricter safety measures had not been taken at the circuit that day. Besides the championship he could also have lost his life.
Schumacher, driving the Ferrari car, suffered a technical problem on the first lap of the race, and this problem was not to be taken lightly. As Schumacher drove along the long straight, which was very suitable for cars to pass each other, he started to brake at the bend. When you feel like there is a problem with the brakes, the vehicle is almost silent At 200 km/h had gone off track.
Ferrari, whose brakes did not work properly, then ended up first on the edge of the gravel track The band hit the barriers. Schumacher, who was immediately taken to hospital, fortunately survived the accident with only a broken foot. He was away from the job for six weeks.
The legendary redemption of Niki Lauda (Grand Prix of Germany, 1976)
The 1976 German Grand Prix crash, one of the most famous accidents in Formula 1, was also the start of a great success story. Considered one of the most dangerous circuits in the world and nicknamed Green Hell The Nürburgring circuit would host one of the events that would live up to its name.
Although weather conditions that day caused safety concerns, officials did not cancel the race. In addition Niki Laudahad initiated a vote to cancel the race, and this vote was defeated by one vote. When the race started, the lack of safety equipment meant a major disaster was waiting to happen. By the way, it happened. The Ferrari, driven by Niki Lauda, first left the road, then crashed into the wall, burst into flames and came to a stop in the middle of the road.
Lauda, roaring He was trapped in the burning vehicle. Niki Lauda, whose body was covered in burns and had serious injuries to his lungs, was removed from the vehicle and taken to hospital where he lay in a coma. While the entire Formula 1 community thought he would not survive, he miraculously survived. Just a few weeks later he was back behind the wheel.
Tamburello accident, which separated Ayrton Senna from the F1 community (San Marino Grand Prix, 1994)
The 1994 San Marino Grand Prix was the scene of many disasters. Accidents happen in every season of Formula 1, but 1994 was a year we wished had never happened for Formula 1. Especially the San Marino Grand Prix held that year. He had his name written on the dirtiest pages in Formula 1 history.
Friday when the qualifying rounds are held Rubens BarrichelloThe vehicle’s vehicle flew into the air and the wheel hit the barriers. Barrichello of this accident with broken nose He was saved. In the other qualifying rounds held just a day later, the first death occurred on the track. Roland RatzenbergerHe collided with the concrete wall and died on the spot. Two accidents on two days in a row was something that rarely happens in Formula 1. But the curse of San Marino would not be limited to this.
race day Ayrton Sennastarted the race on pole position. Shortly afterwards a minor accident occurred during the race; The safety car remained on track until the 6th lap. Later, when the race continued under the leadership of Ayrton Senna, everyone looked at him, not knowing what would happen a lap later. to the Tamburello bend Ayrton Senna lost control of the steering wheel. He went straight out of the Tamburello corner, which was taken too quickly, and crashed into the wall. Senna, whose heart rate slowed at the scene, died a day later. he lost his life.
Grosjean’s GP crash in Bahrain, 2020:
Formula 1 safety measures include separation technology, which allows the cars’ cockpit to move away from the fuel tank in the event of major accidents, and fire-resistant overalls. These measures During the 2020 Bahrain GP crashed into the barriers and his vehicle turned into a fireball Romain Grosjean had saved his life. After the burns on his hands healed, the pilot continued to find seats in various series.
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