Conor Daly has walked away from this spectacular and horrific accident in yesterday’s GP3 race at the Monaco Grand Prix. The 20-year-old was battling for position in his Lotus GP with Dimitry Suranovich from Marussia Manor Racing. The scrap between the two drivers began at Mirabeau and ended brutally just after the tunnel.
For his part in the crash Suranovich was disqualified from the event, deemed to have ignored warning flags after losing his rear wing and making too many moves to defend his position.
Video of the incident can be seen below and we only have to look back to the loss of Dan Wheldon to realise just how lucky young Daly was to survive this crash.
Conor Daly is the son of former F1 driver Derek Daly. He’s now in reasonably good spirits and thankful for modern safety technology, tweeting: “Thank you @GP3_Official for having a safe car. That was definitely the biggest crash Ive ever had. #mymomwillbethankfultoo”
[Thanks to Chris & Micky for the tips]