Felipe Massa Crash at the 2014 German Grand Prix Produced Frightening Pictures

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJuly 20, 2014

Williams driver Felipe Massa of Brazil crashes in the first curve of the German Formula One Grand Prix in Hockenheim, Germany, Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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Felipe Massa's German Grand Prix lasted little more than a corner, but the Brazilian can count himself lucky to walk away from a crash with Kevin Magnussen that saw his car flip.

Massa's Williams was caught by the McLaren as they competed for the racing line. 

Massa bateu - Vine - https://t.co/eAoCuWU17N O.o É o cabra falando ainda :P

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The safety car was called out, but the race continued soon after.

Massa, meanwhile, was able to walk away, in no small part down to the remarkable safety measures built into modern Formula One cars.

Petr David Josek/Associated Press

There has not been a fatality in an F1 event since Ayrton Senna lost his life more than 20 years ago in San Marino.