The big one

Having seen the slow motion replay of the Alonso crash, it provides a timely reminder of just how incredible these modern F1 cars are. That was an enormous accident, tearing most of the car to pieces, but the important crash structures stayed in place.

We’ve seen huge crashes in the last 10 years, and most of the time we have been lucky to see drivers walk away.

Hats off the McLaren design and production teams at Woking and to those regulating the rigorous safety tests at the FIA for protecting another great driver from danger. 

We are always keen to criticise others in and around F1, but today reminds us of the need to give credit where it’s due. Incredible work guys.