The worst accidents in Formula 1 history

Monaco, 1950 -
During the second Monaco Grand Prix in 1950, a freak wave unexpectedly crashed over the harbor wall and onto the race track.

Monaco, 1967 -
Lorenzo Bandini’s Ferrari was engulfed in flames in a fatal crash at the Monaco Grand Prix in 1967.

Netherlands, 1968 -
Lucien Bianchi miraculously walked away from the wreck of his car after a crash during the 1968 Dutch Grand Prix.

Monaco, 1968 -
Marshalls clear the wreckage of Clay Regazzoni’s car which ended up wedged under the barrier after a serious crash at the Monaco Grand Prix, 1968.

England, 1973 -
At the British Grand Prix in 1973 there was a nine-car pile up in the first lap. One driver received career-ending injuries.

Germany, 1976 -
F1 legend Niki Lauda was left permanently scarred after a crash at the German Grand Prix in 1976.

Germany, 1980 -
In August of 1980, Alfa Romeo driver Patrick Depailler died on impact in an accident during a test run at Hockenheim.

Austria, 1987 -
Chaos ensued during the opening lap of the Austrian Grand Prix in 1987. Multiple cars ended up in a pile up after colliding while vying for position on the narrow track.

Monaco, 1994 -
Karl Wendlinger is lifted unconscious from his car after a serious crash at the 1994 Monaco Grand Prix.

Italy, 1994 -
Driver Roland Ratzenberger crashed during the qualifying round at the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994. He later died of his injuries.

Canada, 1998 -
Alex Wurz’s car flips over and rolls several times at the Canadian Grand Prix, 1998.

Belgium, 1998 -
In the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix, one car skidded out of control on the rain-slicked track and caused the 12 following cars to crash or spin out. 

Australia, 2002 -
Ralf Schumacher flies through the air after clipping another car in the 2002 Australian Grand Prix.

Italy, 2007 -
Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson flips over during a practice lap at the Italian Grand Prix in 2007.

Abu Dhabi, 2010 -
Michael Schumacher collides with Vitantonio Liuzzi at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Australia, 2016 -
Fernando Alonso was uninjured after a crash which totalled his McLaren at the 2016 Australian Grand Prix.

Singapore, 2017 -
Both Ferraris crash into each other ending their run at the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix.

Belgium, 2018 -
The 2018 Belgian Grand Prix saw a spectacular crash when Fernando Alonso’s McLaren flipped and crashed onto Charles Leclerc.

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