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James Hunt's win forgotten as Niki Lauda's life hangs in the balance

Formula 1 photo: Niki Lauda's Ferrari spews flames after his crash. he was pulled clear by three other drivers and rushed to hospital where he was not expected to recover from serious burns, German Grand Prix, Nurburgring, August 1976

Wow... incredible image captured during Fernando Alonso's death-defying crash at the 2016 F1 Australian GP in Melbourne.

The McLaren 650S

incredible image captured during Fernando Alonso's death-defying crash at the 2016 Australian GP in Melbourne.

(L to R): Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari F2012 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4-27 crash out at the start of the race.  Formula One World Championship, Rd12, Belgian Grand Prix, Race, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Sunday, 2 September 2012

Formula 1 photo: Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton get airborne after being taken out by Romain Grosjean, Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, September 2012

Being known for having car in a perpetual side slide, Danny Ongais had a very nasty accident. Note Danny's limp body still in the wreckage.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been the location of many spectacular crashes.

Watkins Glen 06.10.1973 Francois Cevert .

Motor racing is dangerous. At every circuit there are signs warning of this, and it is usually printed on spectators' tickets.

Jim Clark Crash | ... this racing era of safety first, spare a thought for tragic Jim Clark

Jim Clark Crash, this was the racing era of safety first, spare a thought for tragic Jim Clark.

Niki Lauda's helmet after his crash at the Nurburgring in 1976.

Niki Lauda's helmet after his fiery crash at the Nurburgring in 1976

Robert Kubica is helpless as his BMW Sauber disintegrates after hitting the wall at 300km/hr during the 2007 Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The Polish driver was lucky to only sustain a light concussion and sprained ankle in the incident which was judged to have had a peak G-Force of 75G.

Getty Images: Photographers MONTREAL, QC - JUNE Robert Kubica of Poland and BMW-Sauber crashes during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 2007 in Montreal, Canada.

Niki Lauda. Former Formula One racer. In the 1976 German Grand Prix his car exploded and he suffered severe burns and injuries. He continued racing.

Former Formula One racer. In the 1976 German Grand Prix his car exploded and he suffered severe burns and injuries. He continued racing.

F1 crash scene at Duxford

F1 crash family to seek compensation

BBC News - Marussia driver Maria de Villota in Duxford crash

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