|Romain Grosjean tries to leap ahead of Alonso’s Ferrari|
The start of Spa reminded us how little it takes to demolish that lead – even through no fault of your own. This time the culprit was Romain Grosjean. After the start, in the mad rush for a lead at the first corner, Grosjean tried to claim the same part of real estate occupied by Hamilton. The collision made Grosjean and Hamilton into aviators first and projectiles soon after. Grosjean’s own Lotus narrowly missed Alonso’s helmet. The ensuing train wreck took out Hamilton, Alonso, Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi. At the end of the day, Alonso and Hamilton were robbed of a chance to advance or even maintain their standings. More importantly, the racing world came close to recording its first fatality since Senna and Ratzenberger at Imola in 1994.
Here is a video of the real action …