Gallery: Fernando Alonso's accident sequence

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The Spaniard emerged virtually unscathed from a terrifying roll early in the Australian GP after hitting the back of Esteban Gutierrez's Haas as they battled for 19th position.

Lap 18

Lap 18
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Point of contact: the damaged wheel of Gutierrez's Haas

Point of contact: the damaged wheel of Gutierrez's Haas
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Alonso miraculously emerges unscathed

Alonso miraculously emerges unscathed
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Alonso takes a moment after a terrifying impact

Alonso takes a moment after a terrifying impact
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Still recovering as he walks away

Still recovering as he walks away
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Alonso says that crash was the biggest of his career.

Alonso says that crash was the biggest of his career.
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"Are you OK?"

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And he walks away...

And he walks away...
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Safety crews doing their best work

Safety crews doing their best work
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The safety structure of the McLaren remains intact

The safety structure of the McLaren remains intact
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Respect

Respect
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And yet still finds time to pose for a GQ magazine cover...

And yet still finds time to pose for a GQ magazine cover...
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About this article
Series Formula 1
Event Australian GP
Sub-event Sunday race
Track Albert Park Circuit
Drivers Fernando Alonso
Teams McLaren
Article type Top List