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Australian driver, Alex Peroni has walked away from a sickening crash at Monza during the final laps of the F3 race.
Peroni had worked is way into the top 6 from 13th on the grid and looked set to gain some much needed championship points when he ran wide at the Parabolica.
As he followed the edge of the race surface hw made contact with a short section of ‘sausage kerbing’, placed to discourage drivers from exceeding the track limits. The kerb ripped a section of the undertray which then served as a launchpad which sent the bright orange and blue Campos car spiralling through the air.
The car came down on top of the safety barriers and then made contact with an overhead sign before eventually coming to rest in an upright position on top of the safety barrier. The halo protection system certainly saved the young Australian from serious injury and all drew a huge sigh of relief as Peroni managed to climb from the wreck and walk to the medical car, albeit extremely shaken by the incident.
Social media was quick to comment on the accident with Monza officials heavily criticised for the placement of the kerb at such the corner. Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton, C Carlos Sainz Jnr and Juan Pablo Montoya were amongst those to call for the immediate removal of the kerb.
“Why the hell is there a sausage kerb in the middle of that corner?”
Carlos Sainz Jr.
“That kerb is just too dangerous”
Juan Pablo Montoya
“That stupid curb has to disappear right now, before F1’s FP3!”
Photos: Fox Sports/FIA F3
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