F3 star survives horror crash just a week after Anthoine Hubert’s death

Formula Three star Alex Peroni miraculously walked away from a horror crash at Monza in the Italian Grand Prix.

Just a week after Anthoine Hubert was killed in in the Formula Two face at the Belgian Grand Prix, another huge accident marred Saturday's action.

But, thankfully, Peroni emerged unscathed after his car was sent flying metres into the air and landed upside down on a safety fence after spiraling around in the air.

There was concern when he eventually came to a halt on top of the barrier, but he was somehow able to climb from his car and walk away from the incident under his own control.

His team, Campos, said he appeared to be unhurt but would "go to the hospital for more tests".

The 19-year-old Australian was visibly shaken after the crash, which occured with four laps of the race remaining and led to the safety car being deployed.

Prema's Robert Schwartzman went on to win the race.


The crash happened after Peroni ran wide and hit a kerb designed to deter drivers from leaving the race track.

Replays suggested the kerb may have already been damaged, and there was widespread criticism after the feature designed for safety was directly at fault for a dramatic accident.

Drivers have called for the sport to be made safer, with Sebastian Vettel meeting with FIA chiefs at Monza last night to demand a full investigation following last week's Spa tragedy.

Hubert was killed in a 150mph crash in F2 qualifying, whilst Juan Manuel Correa is in an induced coma in London after his condition took a turn for the worse following his involvement in the fatal crash.

A statement on Friday night, released on behalf of parents Juan Carlos and Maria Correa, read: “First of all, on behalf of our son we wish to thank everyone within and outside the motorsports community for the wonderful and caring get well wishes that we have received, as well as messages for a speedy recovery.

"We are confident that Juan Manuel will review them all himself once he is back in charge of his social media accounts.

“Honoring our son’s straight-to-the-point and honesty that characterises him, we wish to update you on the status of his injuries and physical condition.

"As time has progressed, new complications have surfaced as a consequence of the massive impact he suffered Saturday in Belgium.

"On his arrival to London, Juan Manuel was diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. This is an injury considered common in high impact accidents such as this one.

“Unfortunately, this injury resulted in Juan Manuel falling into Acute Respiratory Failure. Juan Manuel is currently in an Intensive Care Unit that specializes in respiratory injuries.

"At this point of time he is an in induced state of unconsciousness and under ECMO support. Juan Manuel is in critical but stable condition.

"We are confident that our son will surprise us like he always does with his tremendous fighting will and strength and will recover completely.

“At this time, we kindly request that our privacy and space be respected. As a family, we need to pull together and be 100% there for Juan Manuel.

“Maria and I wish to take this opportunity to give our condolences to the Hubert family for their loss. Our hearts are broken, and we can only imagine the pain this loss has brought them.”

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