With 3 months to go for the 2016 season opener, Australian Grand Prix, we take a look at the top iconic moments in the 2015 F1 season, which were hard to ignore and were widely discussed because they were funny, tragic or dramatic.
1. Alonso’s mysterious crash in Barcelona
Before the season opening Australian F1 GP, Alonso’s McLaren hit the wall at Turn Three at around 135kmh on the final day of the first Barcelona test, which rendered him unconscious and admitted in the hospital for three days. As a result, Alonso could not race in the season opener. McLaren F1 suggested that ‘a gush of powerful wind’ was responsible for this crash which later Alonso rebuffed by saying: “Even a hurricane would not move the car at that speed.” Since F1’s governing body, the FIA, didn’t release the findings from the investigation into the crash, it was fuelled that something was amiss about the crash. Will we ever know why the crash happened? Certainly not.