F3 driver Alex Peroni walks away from horror crash as car flies metres up in the air at Italian Grand Prix

7 Sep

Formula Three star Alex Peroni survived a shocking crash during the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday.

The 19-year-old’s car spun metres up into the air before landing on a safety fence, and while visibly shaken, Peroni was fortunately able to walk away from the incident.

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The car flew into the air after hitting the kerb[/caption]

The vehicle eventually landed on a safety fence
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His team confirmed the Australian appears to be unhurt but will go to hospital for further tests.

The crash comes just a week after the tragic death of Formula Two driver Anthoine Hubert at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Many have condemned the dangerous scenes at Monza and called for greater safety precautions in the sport.

Peroni’s vehicle hit a kerb and replays suggest the track may have been damaged before the collision.

Ferrari racer Sebastien Vettel met with FIA chiefs last night demanding a full investigation into the death of Hubert.

The 22-year-old died following a 160mph collision at the high-speed Spa-Francorchamps track.

He lost control of his car on the exit of the notorious uphill Eau Rouge corner before slamming into the far-side barrier.

The Frenchman flew off the tyre wall and slid across the circuit before he was hit head on by the unsuspecting American Juan-Manuel Correa.

Kim Raikkonen sets fastest lap in Formula 1 history to claim Italian Grand Prix Pole

1 Sep

Kim Raikkonen set the fastest lap in the history of Formula 1 at qualifying for the 2018 Italian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Ferrari’s Finn will start on pole thanks to a lap of 1 minute, 19.119 seconds.

1. Raikkonen 2. Vettel 3. Hamilton

Before today, the previous fastest was 1 minute, 19.525 seconds, set by Juan Pablo Montoya at the same track in 2004.

Sebastian Vettel will start alongside Raikkonen on the front row, as Ferrari enjoyed a glorious Monza homecoming.

Lewis Hamilton will start third, with his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas next to him in fourth.