F1 Throwback: The Most Severe Crash of Lewis Hamilton’s Career

Published 03/19/2020, 3:12 PM EDT


6 time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton has had many accidents throughout the course of his 12-year career. One of the scariest ones was in his rookie season where he missed out on the World title by just one point. A thread on Reddit posted a picture of 6 time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton from his debut season. Here we can see McLaren chassis crashing against the tire barriers.

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Lewis Hamilton has a forgettable race weekend

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Nürburgring hosted the European Grand Prix from 20 July-22 July, 2007. This race was one of the examples of how safety in Formula 1 has improved in leaps and bounds over the years.

Lewis Hamilton was the Championship leader. He had a twelve point lead over his team mate Fernando Alonso. Hamilton hit the barrier whilst on a flying lap in the final session of qualification. This crash happened at the Schumacher S bend. Hamilton’s car was going at 90-105 mph at the time of impact. McLaren team principal Ron Dennis attributed the crash to an improperly attached right front wheel. He clarified that it was a wheel gun failure.

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Lewis Hamilton was helped from his car and stretchered off the circuit. But, he gave the audience a thumbs up indicating that he felt fine.

Hamilton was cleared to race the following day. However, he had a forgettable outing and finished 9th. During the race, he was lapped by his teammate and eventual winner Fernando Alonso. On the other hand, he managed to maintain a slender 2 point advantage Alonso in the Driver’s standings.

The 2020 Formula 1 Season

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The Australian GP was canceled due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Subsequently, the Bahrain GP and Vietnam GP were called off. Formula 1 is set to return on May 3rd in the Netherlands. But, the race remains uncertain given the rapid spread of the Coronavirus in Europe.

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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