The Belgian Grand Prix got off to a dramatic start as Sebastian Vettel lead Lewis Hamilton and the two Force Indias. But all eyes were on the midfield and Nico Hulkenberg misjudged his braking at La Source. Fernando Alonso was the unfortunate brake as Hulkenberg slammed into the back of his McLaren.
The now, out of control McLaren gave Charles LeClerc the shock of his life. The MCL33 swiped across LeClerc’s Sauber in an accident similar to the 2012 crash, one where Alonso was also involved.
Speaking after the crash, an incensed Alonso said, “Nico went bowling with the rest of the grid. I flew over his car. The HALO was a very good thing to have today. I think for him, it helped, looking at the replay. We don’t need to prove that it is a good thing to have.”
Ahead of them, Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen also tangled, ending both their races. This was certainly not how Fernando Alonso envisioned how he would end his final Belgian GP race.
It was really fortunate that everyone escaped unscathed in the accident. However, it later transpired that Fernando Alonso suffered from wrist pain and a back pain from the crash. TO be perfectly honest, it isn’t surprising to hear about Alonso’s condition, as it was a heavy shunt.
If one could cast their minds back, six years ago at the same venue, they will remember Romain Grosjean’s crash. The Frenchman had been driving for Lotus at the time and took out Lewis Hamilton, Alonso, Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi. The manner of the Hulkenberg accident was eerily similar to Grosjean’s. As a result, Hulkenberg has been slapped with a 10-place grid penalty for Monza. LeClerc admitted that he was lucky to be alive inspite of the crash.