These are the worst accidents in Formula 1 history

French-Swiss F1 driver Romain Grosjean escaped his flaming vehicle at the Bahrain Grand Prix

Stars Insider

30/11/20 | StarsInsider

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Back in the early days of Formula 1, to be a race-car driver was to have a death wish. Despite constant improvements in the safety of the cars and the tracks, many drivers continued to lose their lives for the sport they loved. Today’s ultra-light carbon fiber cars shatter at the slightest impact, but usually keep the driver relatively safe inside the "halo." But that's not to say there haven’t been a few nasty crashes in recent years.

Most recently, 34-year-old French-Swiss driver Romain Grosjean just barely escaped a huge, fiery crash after his car slipped in the first lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 29. The car crashed into a barrier, was sliced in half, and exploded into flames. He spent between 10-15 seconds inside the burning vehicle, but miraculously escaped without major injury.

Click through the following gallery to remember the worst crashes since the dawn of Formula 1.

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