Scary Newly-Released Dash-Cam Footage Shows Just How Close F1 Car Wheel Came To Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton is a lucky, lucky boy.
Newly-released dash-cam footage shows just how close Max Verstappen's wheel came to grazing the Brit's head - and it makes for pretty startling viewing.
To put it simply, the Halo saved Hamilton's life.
The two rival drivers crashed at Italian Grand Prix over the weekend when Verstappen tried to overtake from the tightest of angles.
The scary collision saw Verstappen's Red Bull car go airborne over the top of Hamilton's head after it ramed into the back of his Mercedes at break-neck speeds.
Thankfully, both drivers walked away unscathed with no serious injuries, although the crash did bring a premature end to both their races.
For Verstappen, he was slapped with a three place grid penalty.
But for Hamilton, he'll be thanking his lucky stars after he basically cheated death.
In brand new, unseen footage posted on F1's official Twitter account, you can see just how close Verstappen's wheel came to hitting Hamilton in the head.
The new angles shows that the halo safety system prevented a potentially fatal accident from happening.
The clip already has 1 million views on Twitter alone with thousands of motorsport fans rushing to the comments section to have their say on it.
The FIA has already confirmed it will conduct an investigate into the matter.
"Incidents that are different, so it's not necessarily high G impacts or anything like that, but are unusual, we do look at," F1 race director Michael Masi said in a statement.
"Our safety department does look at them in detail, investigate and see what we can learn and what we can improve for the future. That's how we have a whole lot of the safety features that we have today, and will continue to evolve into the future.
"We are already collecting all of the data, so we have all of the information and that will all go to our safety department together with any photographs and anything else we have along the way.
"They're in a very tight championship fight, two fantastic drivers and they're extremely close.
"Once you are in that situation, both drivers will take more risks one way or the other.
"There wasn't anything, in our perspective, silly - the stewards looked at it in exactly the same manner as they would any other incident and decided that one driver was predominantly to blame."
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/F1
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