By no chance, Formula 1 is an easy sport and it requires a lot of courage to drive at a speed in excess of 300kmph for continuous 2 hours, 3 days a week and we are not even considering the practice sessions. While many have suffered severe injuries in the past doing the same, the recent one to endure this was the Spaniard, Fernando Alonso.
Fernando Alonso suffered a tragic crash during the final pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, when he hit the inside of the wall at a speed of 150kmph. While the reports from either the Alonso family or the Mclaren Honda, Alonso's Team was very vague on his injuries, according to a Spanish media outlet El Pais, Alonso suffered severe head trauma, so much so that he woke up believing that he was in 1995, only 13 years old.
The reports indicate that Alonso is suffering from "second impact syndrome," and can result in death due to "experiencing a second concussion before signs and symptoms of a first concussion have resolved.” And hence the doctors have advised the two-time world champion to skip the next and the opening race of the 2015 season. The paper suggests that the veteran took 1 week to regain his memory after the crash that happened two weeks ago in Barcelona.
The paper also indicates that he told doctors that 'go-karts are for fun, and he plans to become an F1 driver some day'. While many are still searching for the cause of the accident, according to an interview given to the London Telegraph, former McLaren driver and commentator Martin Brundle believes, "Something doesn't add up. It's a very strange situation. There's a lot of smoke and mirrors around," he said.
We hope for the speedy recovery of the champion and want to see him racing at the season opened in Australia on 27th March, 2015!