Formula 3 driver Alex Peroni walks away from horror crash at Monza as his car hits raised kerb at speed and is sent flying through the air
- Australian driver Alex Peroni survived horrific crash in Formula 3 race
- 19-year-old Campos Racing driver ran wide on the Parabolica corner at Monza
- Peroni was catapulted into the air at speed and his car flipped several times
- Crash comes a week after the death of Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert at Spa
A Formula 3 driver was involved in a terrifying crash today as he hit a raised kerb on a race track and flipped through the air three times.
Alex Peroni, 19, was launched through the air after hitting the ‘sausage kerb’ at Monza race track in Milan.
The Australian teenager remarkably walked away unscathed after his car nose dived into the side of the track before landing upside down.
Today’s crash comes exactly one week after the 170mph horror crash that killed Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert.
Lewis Hamilton watched the terrifying moment while giving a live interview at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps last Saturday.
Peroni was running wide on the Parabolica corner during Saturday’s Formula 3 race and as a result, he runs into the raised ‘sausage’ kerb as he attempts to steer back onto the track
The impact sends Peroni’s car flying up into the air as debris falls off onto the track below
His car begins to rotate as it flies through the air, several metres above the track and flips three times
After today’s crash Peroni looked shaken but was able to walk away with the aid of marshals and medical staff. No other drivers were involved.
It led to calls for the sausage kerb, on the final corner of the Italian circuit, to be removed before Formula 1 qualify there later on Saturday.
The third and final practice session for the Formula 1 was delayed while the crash barrier was repaired and the kerb was removed.
Peroni, 19, (centre) was thankfully able to walk away from the horror smash at Monza on Saturday
F2 driver Anthoine Hubert passed away aged 22 after a horror crash during the Belgian GP last Saturday
Peroni, from Hobart in Tasmania, is in his first season in the Formula 3 Championship. He was 18th in the drivers’ classification entering the Monza weekend with his best finish so far eighth in France.
He had formerly raced in the Formula Renault Eurocup and Formula Renault NEC competitions in recent years and won the 2016 Challenge Monoplace series.
Formula Three qualifying had to be halted on Friday for safety reasons after a queue of cars lined up on the back straight preparing to start their timed runs while others approached at speed.
French driver Hubert, 22, hit a tyre wall on the Eau Rouge corner at Spa after losing control of his car.
As it rebounded back onto the track, American driver Juan-Manuel Correa carved through him.
Correa, 20, has been placed in an induced coma following complications from the crash and remains in a ‘critical but stable’ condition in a London hospital.
Hubert was the first driver fatality at a Formula One race weekend since Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger were killed at Imola in 1994.
The crash happened at the Eau Rouge section of the course of the second lap after Hubert’s car hit into a barrier and rolled backwards into the centre of the track before a rival hit him
Lewis Hamilton was giving a live television interview when the crash happened and was visibly shaken so cut the interview short
Footage from the track shows Hubert’s car (circled left) slam into the right-hand wall of the track, with the car appearing to still be intact. However, seconds afterwards American driver Juan Manuel Correa (circled right) hits Hubert, breaking the car in two
The Formula One drivers and community came together to pay their respects for Hubert – the first Formula One weekend fatality since Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger were killed at Imola in 1994