This photo was taken by an SFF1 member moments after Robert Kubica’ high speed accident during todays Canadian Grand Prix – you can actually see his race boots sticking out of the remains of his BMW F107. It appears that Kubica hit the rear wheel of Jarno Trulli’ Toyota and was launched into the air before going headfirst into a wall. The car then bounced across the circuit flipping several times before hitting the opposite wall. Though no official figures have been released I would expect that he must have been doing at least 150 mph at the time of impact. Amazingly, despite the absolute destruction of the car, Kubica only suffered a mild concussion and a sprained ankle – it is a great testament to the safety of modern F1.
Check out the crash video below
Video from Axis of Oversteer
For more photographs, including shots of the actual crash, click through to the Flickr set.
UDATE: Another angle of the crash from a spectators handycam
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