VIDEO: Devastating high-speed crash sends unfortunate driver and his car spinning into the air
If you want to know how safe very fast cars are, then look this way.
Drivers at Formula Three may not quite be at the level of a Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg yet, but they still fairly zip around the track.
They face the same risks as their more established counterparts and sometimes they are involved in terrible accidents that make you wonder how people get out of them at all.
However, thanks to massive improvements in safety features, two drivers are alive this afternoon despite an incredible crash.
Thanks to the @fia, @DallaraGroup, @CarlinRacing and all those who have pushed forward safety in racing. Because of them we're still here.
— Ryan Tveter (@RyanTveter) May 21, 2016
Ryan Tveter’s car spun and stalled during the opening race of Round 4 of the F3 European Championship at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
However, fellow competitor Peter Li Zhi Cong was unaware his car was on the track, and ploughed into the back of him, sending him spiralling into the air.
Li was airlifted to hospital where it has been confirmed by his team that he broke bones in his heel, and suffered four fractured vertebrae.
Tveter was released from hospital with a bruised knee while Pedro Piquet, who also was impacted in the incident, is also understood not to have suffered serious injury.
There was an unbelievable crash in F3 earlier today at the Red Bull Ring! pic.twitter.com/lqqO4CyXMd
— Dave O'Grady (@DaveOGrady1) May 21, 2016