Watch: New on-board vision shows car soaring over F1 driver in horrifying 'halo' crash

In case it wasn't already clear how lucky Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc was to walk away from his terrifying accident, new vision has been released to show just how insane the incident was.

Leclerc was caught up in the chaos in the Belgian Grand Prix yesterday morning which saw former world champion Fernando Alonso fly over the 20-year-old on the first corner of the race.

Formula 1 released new vision of the crash last night from on-board the Sauber car, showing Alonso's vehicle fly over Leclerc's head and how close he was to harm.

The Monegasque driver could have suffered a serious injury in the crash but was saved thanks to the "halo" on his car - a new device added this season so drivers no longer left their heads exposed.

"I don't know how it would have ended up without it. I am happy it was there," said Leclerc.

"It all happened very quickly. At the time, I knew there was an orange car, I thought it was Fernando. I felt the impact, but it wasn't that big in the car. I was lucky."


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