Zonta crashes heavily in testing… again

Ricardo Zonta has crashed heavily during the second day of the official F1 test at Monza. The car was very heavily damaged but the Brazilian emerged practically unhurt

Zonta crashes heavily in testing… again

Reports suggest that the front brakes on Zonta's BAR failed as he entered the Parabolica corner which is approached at almost 200mph. He put the car into a spin in an attempt to take off some speed.

The car then went into the barriers backwards destroying both the rear wing and the gearbox. Fortunately the monocoque remained intact and Zonta escaped with bruising to both knees and his right calf.

The British American Racing team had been running three cars during the test and are now down to two as the crashed chassis will have to be repaired back at the BAR factory in Brackley.

This is the third heavy F1 crash during testing this season. The first was in April at Silverstone, before the British Grand Prix, where Zonta flew over the fence at Stowe corner. The second happened in the pre-Monaco test when Fisichella's Benetton flipped after hitting Jarno Trulli's Jordan at Valencia.

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