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Fernando Alonso

Alonso calls on FIA to learn from 'very serious' Schumacher crash

Fernando Alonso was concerned to see how easily Mick Schumacher's car broke in two during his crash at the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Fernando Alonso hopes that the FIA and Formula 1 can learn from the Monaco Grand Prix crash that left Mick Schumacher's car broken in two.

The rear end and gearbox separated from the chassis of Schumacher's Haas on impact as the German driver skated sideways into the barrier at the Swimming Pool section.

The aftermath left a number of his rivals concerned, asking their race engineers to confirm that the youngster was okay. Thankfully, he was.

But Alonso has pointed to the weight of F1's 2022 cars as a potential reason as to why Schumacher's car split so easily.

Alonso: Weight is to blame for cars splitting

The Spaniard described the incident as "very serious", despite Schumacher walking away unscathed, and called on the FIA and Formula 1 to learn from the crash to prevent any drivers from being put at risk in the future.

"Luckily, he was alright but I hope Formula 1 and the FIA will draw the right conclusions," said the two-time World Champion.

"It seems to me that the car didn't split into two because something was wrong with it. The problem isn't the cars themselves, but their weight.

"They are very heavy, currently more than 800 kilograms, so the inertia when they hit the wall is much higher than before. Perhaps this experience will teach us something."

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