BEYOND THE GRID: Luciano Burti on his huge 2001 crash, how it led to improved F1 safety and why his racing risks went unrewarded


Just 14 races into his debut Formula 1 season in 2001, Luciano Burti suffered a huge crash at the Belgian Grand Prix.

This week's Beyond The Grid guest walked away from that incident, but it proved to be his last action as an F1 driver.

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Speaking to podcast host Tom Clarkson in his home city of Sao Paolo, Burti reflects vividly on the crash; what he was thinking about as it was happening, the physical injuries he suffered, why he wasn’t able to return to racing, and how the accident led to improved safety in the sport.

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The Brazilian also discusses why he changed teams just four races into that season, and the reasons he was unable to showcase his full potential.

There's also time to delve into what it was like being a Ferrari test driver during Michael Schumacher’s era of dominance, and much more.

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