Formula 1 crash from driver's perspective is terrifying
Any crash during a high-speed race like the Formula 1 can be terrifying. While the cars are now safer than ever, they are also built to fall apart – making for some pretty spectacular crashes. One such crash took place on Sunday, during Formula 1's night race on the streets of rain-soaked Singapore.
Three drivers crashed, taking out the first two drivers in the race; Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's Max Verstappen. Vettel then spun into teammate Kimi Raikkonen, making it a three-car collision.
Watching the crash from the point-of-view of the drivers, however, is truly terrifying:
The crash led to a surprise win for Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who started in fifth position then ultimately had an easy win. Speaking from the winner's Podium, Hamilton admitted the crash was his good fortune, "I capitalised on the incident — who would have known that would happen? It was really unfortunate for the Ferraris but a great result for [Mercedes]"
Formula 1 cars reach speeds upwards of 350kph. It's a testament to the technology and advanced engineering that goes into these cars that no one was injured. Post-race, judges ruled that no one was to blame and so no penalties were handed.