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New findings about the Alonso accident: Impact at 105 km / h

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New findings on the Alonso accident
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T he questions remain. Fernando Alonso's test accident in Barcelona continues to divide emotions in the paddock. Although McLaren boss Ron Dennis answered most of the questions. Nevertheless, some points are still unclear.

McLaren has explained which path the McLaren took up to the moment the car turned inwards after touching the artificial turf, but what about the loss of control to the Did you hit the wall?

Ron Dennis regretted that no information could be given about these two to three seconds until the first impact. Because you don't really know. He also didn't want to speculate about when the driver lost consciousness and whether he might have had a brief blackout beforehand.

'We cannot say for sure. What we do know is that he will be for a few seconds was unconscious, 'said Dennis. Felipe Massa replied to those who still had doubts: 'Why should McLaren lie? You know very well that the FIA ​​will uncover everything in their investigation.'

What has Alonso knocked out. beaten?

McLaren did not want to communicate the speeds and the deceleration values. But they are now determined. GPS measurements by other teams have shown that Alonso lost control at 135 km /h and hit the wall at 105 km /h.

The relatively small difference suggests that the Spaniard tried that in between Still to save the car. If he had been on the brakes for two to three seconds before the impact, he would have decelerated much more.

The first impact occurred with just under 31g. That's the lag the car took. The G-sensors in the earplugs determined a delay of 16g ​​on the head. The second time it hit the wall, the car got 18g and the head 8g. This coincides with the statements of Ron Dennis, who said that the driver's head was accelerated or decelerated with less than half the force.

After the crash, the helmet looked so new as if it had just arrived out of the packaging. Not a single scratch. Only slight impressions were found on the head and neck protection inspected by the FIA.

The question remains: Was Alonso knocked out when he contacted the wall? beaten? The electric shock theory is completely off the table. The data check showed that the KERS lamp glowed orange when driving and green when stationary.The electrical system was then in order. The marshals were able to touch the McLaren immediately.

The fact that he was briefly passed out, but the CT scans later did not reveal any results, made the doctors particularly careful. That's why he stayed in the hospital for four days, so the doctors advised him not to take the test.

Alonso is a superstar in Spain. No doctor takes the risk of giving wrong advice. Because the brain remembers damage. Should a second accident cause permanent damage, the responsibility would lie with the doctors.

Alonso reports via YouTube video

In a >> published on Friday (February 27, 2015) YouTube video the crash pilot spoke up for the first time: 'As you can see, I'm fine,' he greeted his fans. 'I would like to be there for the test, but the doctors advised me to calm down.' Alonso thanked for the support and announced a medical update for the coming week.

A voice from the paddock remained skeptical: 'Perhaps Fernando had a medical problem such as a minor stroke. That would be the caution of the doctors and the long hospital stay explain even more. '

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