Recent Events prior to the Hungarian Grand Prix are creating a storm in the world’s media today. Sensationally, Sergio Perez has walked away from a spectacular crash in a practice session! And Lewis Hamilton has vowed to race for the recently departed Jules Bianchi.
Recent events are causing a stir within the racing industry and also amongst reporters everywhere. First we heard about the untimely death of a racing superstar, then we are privy to the fact that Hamilton has announced that Bianchi will be in his thoughts as he whizzes round the track in Hungary and now we learn of a dramatic crash involving Sergio Perez in practice!
Jules Bianchi, was a French race driver for Marussia F1. The young star crashed at Suzuka last year and the injuries he sustained ultimately lead to his passing. Initially it was difficult for all to see exactly how the crash had occurred. It was later reported that he had collided with a recovery vehicle, tending to another car on the track.
In what seems to be an ever increasingly dangerous sport, witnessing a crash is not unusual at a Grand Prix. The aftermath was not so usual; in most circumstances the driver will simply pull himself out of the car and walk away. On that fateful day last September Bianchi didn’t stir from his car. It soon became very clear that the young talent was seriously injured. Bianchi suffered severe head injuries from which he never awoke. His family were faced with the agonising decision of having to turn off his life support. A Funeral was held this week in Bianchi’s home town, Nice.
Additional recent events come in the wake of Bianchi’s passing. The increasingly popular and very talented Lewis Hamilton has spoken out regarding his fellow sportsman’s passing. Hamilton wrote of Bianchi’s funeral, and how all those involved in Formula one were hoping that he would pull through, despite knowing just how serious his injuries were. He described the funeral as heart breaking. He has also paid tribute to his fellow track star:
“Jules will be in all of our thoughts this weekend in Hungary but we will go out and race hard for him because, like him, we are all racers. That’s what we do, what Jules did, and what he would want us to do.”
Following on from the heart ache within racing circles; all concerned were reminded of just how easy things can go wrong again in a practice session ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix. Sergio Perez added to the sports recent events by dramatically crashing his car and causing a stir at the track. Fortunately he walked away unhurt. The crash was caused by a rear suspension failure.
The risk is definitely fundamental to the adrenaline rush the drivers thrive on, and without the element of danger it is unlikely the leading names within formula one would achieve such spectacular results. Taking into consideration the sports history and recent events, the professionals certainly know the risks involved in their profession.
Author Lisa Wood.
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