Catch fences are on eof the many safety features on a Grade 1 circuitThe grades issued by the FIA range from 1 to 6 depending on the suitability of the circuit for different... There's more... to protect, drivers, marshalsMarshals, dressed in their distinctive orange overalls, have a number of roles but the majority are positioned around the circuit... There's more... and fansThe fans are the life-blood of F1, without us the sport wouldn't be what it is today. From the 300,000... There's more....
If a car, or part of the car, makes it to the catch fence, then the fence is designed to systematically fail, absorbing the energy and stopping the projectory. This system is designed to minimise damage to the car and reduce the g forces the driverOK, so we all know what the driver is, right. I've always liked the description that F1 drivers are like... There's more... experiences in the impact.
On a modern F1F1 is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport globally.... There's more... circuitA circuit is a racetrack for car racing. There's more..., crash fences are typically a last form of defence, after the run off areasRun-off areas are extensions to the track used for driver safety. Located where racers are most likely to run beyond... There's more..., gravel trapA gravel trap is an area of gravel on the side of the track designed to slow cars down rapidly... There's more... and Techco barriersBarriers are used on race tracks to keep the cars in and the public out. Whereever possible barriers are set... There's more... and Armco barriers.
It should also be noted that before the cars hit the track, work has been done to neutralise the cornerIn formula 1, a corner is much more than a turn on the track, it is a considered and deliberate... There's more... through design.
It should be noted that Zhou GuanyuZhou Guanyu (No 24) is a Chinese-born, and China's first, F1 driver contracted to Alfa Romeo in 2022. For more... There's more... walked away from the crash, shown in the photo, without injury.