F1 Austrian GP: From EPIC Lewis Hamilton-Nico Rosberg collision to Fernando Alonso ending on TOP of Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari – Check out top 5 incidents from Austrian GP
F1 Austrian GP: Check out top 5 incidents from Austrian GP: The Austrian Grand Prix will mark the eleventh round in F1’s…
F1 Austrian GP: Check out top 5 incidents from Austrian GP: The Austrian Grand Prix will mark the eleventh round in F1’s 2022 season as we head down to Spielberg this weekend. In this article, we will have a look at the top five moments from the Austrian GP. Follow Formula 1 Updates and Austrian Grand Prix Live on InsideSport.IN.
F1 Austrian GP: Lewis Hamilton collides with teammate Nico Rosberg
In the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix, Mercedes were looking to comfortably to secure a 1-2 finish but a final lap mess-up caused Rosberg to drop down to fourth place. On the last lap of the race, Hamilton tried to overtake Rosberg at Turn 2 from the outside but collided and damaged the front wing of Rosberg’s car.
The collision pushed Hamilton off the track, however, he ultimately rejoined the track and took the lead at turn 3 while Rosberg was pushed beneath Verstappen and Raikkonen to a fourth-place finish.
F1 Austrian GP: Mika Hakkinen crashes with David Coulthard
In the 1999 Austrian Grand Prix, Mika Hakkinen crashed into his teammate David Coulthard. On the opening lap itself, Hakkinen hit the rear of Coulthard’s McLaren and saw him spin on the track while ending up on the gravel.
“David cost me the race,” said Hakkinen who limited the damage by finishing the race in the third spot from last. “If it had not been for the accident I would have been half a lap ahead of the field. I had been faster than everyone all weekend.”
Coulthard who finished second knew that he had done a blunder and came up with the apology. “Today was my nightmare scenario. Not only did I take out my teammate, I also finished second to our opposition. I am very sorry for what happened.”
Takuma Sato escapes after a horror crash
In the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix, Takuma Sato escaped a horror crash with just bruises in his Jordan. Nick Heidfeld lost control of his Sauber while making contact with McLaren’s David Coulthard and went off the track while Sato was approaching the turn and later was hit side-on by Heidfeld.
Sato described the event as “the biggest I have ever felt.” Heidfeld later said “Maybe I pressed the pedal too hard while the brakes were still too cool. The car got away from me and next thing I knew I was going backwards down the grass.”
Jean Alesi ends on top of Ferrari’s Eddie Irvine
The Turn 3 hairpin is Spielberg’s primary overtaking spot, so it’s been the location of various flashpoints throughout the long term of racing held here. The marvelous conflict between Ferrari’s Eddie Irvine and Benetton’s Jean Alesi happened while the couple was engaging over the twelfth spot in the 1997 race.
Alesi tried to overtake Irvine from the inside on Turn 3 but both the drivers somewhat collided. It was Irvine who spun on the track but Alesi hit the front of the Ferrari and jumped over as he lost the front right tyre while hitting the track. Meanwhile, both the drivers were forced to retire and Alesi declared his rival as, “dangerous and extremely rude.”
Kimi Raikkonen takes Fernando Alonso for a RIDE
In the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen lost control of his Ferrari and snapped sideways as he took out Fernando Alonso with him, forcing the McLaren driver to end up on top of his Ferrari. It was Raikkonen’s Ferrari that picked up sudden wheelspin in fifth gear and just went to the left.
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“I don’t know exactly what happened. I had some wheelspin in an unusual place. I was at a quite high speed, suddenly went left and end up there,” said Raikkonen. Luckily, both the drivers escaped the crash without harming themselves but it was a task to remove their cars from each other and off the track.