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  • Writer's pictureMartijn Bäumer

A crash between two champions

Updated: Oct 1, 2023


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It was the year 2015 and Fernando Alonso was struggling with his Mclaren. This is what happened During the Austrian Grand Prix.


During the race, which took place on June 21, 2015, at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, there was a collision between Alonso and Räikkönen on the opening lap. The incident occurred on the second corner of the circuit, Turn 2. Alonso, driving for McLaren-Honda at the time, attempted to pass Räikkönen's Ferrari on the inside line.





However, Alonso's car clipped the rear-right tire of Räikkönen's Ferrari, causing both drivers to spin out and sustain damage. The crash led to both drivers retiring from the race due to the extensive damage to their respective cars. The incident was considered a racing incident, and no penalties were imposed on either driver.


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