Besides Verstappen's crash, here are some bigger F1 impacts from memory lane

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Fernando Alonso of McLaren crashes heavily during the 2016 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Fernando Alonso of McLaren crashes heavily during the 2016 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Alex Coppel

The world of Formula 1 – including fans, teams, drivers and governing bodies – has become somewhat trusting of the safety advancements made since 1994. F1 is one of the safest sporting codes globally and is rightly seen as the pinnacle of motorsport.

But there are instances when the sport comes to a halt, waiting with bated breath to hear about a driver's well-being after a heavy shunt. At the 2021 British Grand Prix, Max Verstappen walked away from a massive crash after his Red Bull F1 car careened into the barriers. The deceleration asserted on his body: a massive 51G forces! That's 51 times his body weight.

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