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"Shunt: A Tale of Triumph and Tragedy in Motorsports" In the high-octane world of Formula One, shunts have become an inevitable part of the sport's rich history

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula One World Championship: Graham Hill climbs from the wreckage of his Lotus 49B

Formula One World Championship: Graham Hill climbs from the wreckage of his Lotus 49B
Graham Hill (GBR) climbs from the wreckage of his Lotus 49B, his rear wing having collapsed on the ninth lap. The accident illustrated the worthiness of Armco barriers

Background imageShunt Collection: The last shunting horse at Paddington, 1925

The last shunting horse at Paddington, 1925
An image of the last shunting horse at Paddington station, London, taken in 1925. This dray horse is preparing to pull open GWR goods wagon no.86459 in the yard

Background imageShunt Collection: Le Mans 24 Hour Race: The Scuderia Filipinetti Ford GT40 of Peter Sutcliffe

Le Mans 24 Hour Race: The Scuderia Filipinetti Ford GT40 of Peter Sutcliffe
The Scuderia Filipinetti Ford GT40 of Peter Sutcliffe (GBR) and Dieter Spoerry (SUI) is removed from the circuit after crashing out of the race. Le Mans 24 Hours Race, Le Sarthe, France, 19 June 1966

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MotoGP 2023: British GP
SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Marco Bezzecchi, VR46 Racing Team, crash during the British GP at Silverstone Circuit on Friday August 04, 2023 in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Background imageShunt Collection: Vintage 2023: Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Vintage 2023: Goodwood Festival Of Speed
GOODWOOD HOUSE & ESTATE, WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 16: Jesus Gijon, McLaren F1 GTR BMW from 1996, accident during the Goodwood Festival Of Speed at Goodwood House & Estate

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula 1 2022: British GP

Formula 1 2022: British GP
SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 03: A rear view of the crash at the first start. Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13, Esteban Ocon, Alpine A522, Yuki Tsunoda

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
This Ecurie Pan Am sports car met a sorry end on one of the Grand Prix support races. Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort, 24 May 1964.

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
The damaged guardrail and front end of the Ensign N176 of Jacky Ickx (BEL), which pitched into the guardrail on lap 15, ripping the car in two and caught fire

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
It took over half an hour to free Ian Ashley (GBR) from the wreckage of his Hesketh 308E that somersaulted and hit a television tower during practice

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Formula One World Championship
Rupert Keegan (GBR) is put into the circuit ambulance having crashed his Hesketh 308E (Right) into the back of the Surtees TS19 of Hans Binder (AUT) on lap 33. Keegan escaped with severe bruising

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Hans-Joachim Stuck (GER) March 741 sits in the catch fencing approaching the Hunzerug hairpin after he crashed out on cold tyres on the opening lap of the race

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
It took over half an hour to free Ian Ashley (GBR) from the wreckage of his Hesketh 308E that somersaulted and hit a television tower (In picture) during practice

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Nick Heidfeld (GER) Sauber is taken to safety after a huge accident with Takuma Sato (JPN) Jordan Honda. Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Austrian Grand Prix, A1-Ring, Austria. 12 May 2002

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Formula One World Championship
The McLaren Mercedes MP4/17D of David Coulthard (GBR) is recovered after he crashed in the stadium during practice. Formula One World Championship, Rd12, German Grand Prix, Hockenheim, Germany

Background imageShunt Collection: 2020 Diriyah E-prix I

2020 Diriyah E-prix I
RIYADH STREET CIRCUIT, SAUDI ARABIA - NOVEMBER 22: Ma Qinghua (CHN), NIO 333, NIO FE-005, with broken front wing during the Diriyah E-prix I at Riyadh Street Circuit on November 22

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Formula One World Championship
Tom Pryce (GBR) Shadow DN8 suffered a tragic fatal accident on lap 23 when he hit the fire extinguisher of marshal Jansen van Vuuren at full speed on the main straight and was killed instantly

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Formula One World Championship
The damaged roll over hoop of the Footwork Hart FA16 of Taki Inoue (JPN) after he had become an unwitting crash victim when the Renault Safety Car driven by Jean Ragnotti (FRA)

Background imageShunt Collection: 2020 Diriyah E-prix I

2020 Diriyah E-prix I
RIYADH STREET CIRCUIT, SAUDI ARABIA - NOVEMBER 23: Sam Bird (GBR), Envision Virgin Racing, Audi e-tron FE06, car after crashing during the Diriyah E-prix I at Riyadh Street Circuit on November 23

Background imageShunt Collection: 2019 Hong Kong E-prix

2019 Hong Kong E-prix
HONG KONG STREET CIRCUIT, HONG KONG - MARCH 10: Marshals work to remove the cars of Felipe Nasr (BRA), GEOX Dragon Racing, Penske EV-3 and Pascal Wehrlein (DEU), Mahindra Racing

Background imageShunt Collection: 2018 Belgian GP

2018 Belgian GP
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 26: Fernando Alonso, McLaren MCL33, crashes over Charles Leclerc, Alfa Romeo Sauber C37, after contact from Nico Hulkenberg, Renault Sport F1 Team R.S

Background imageShunt Collection: Holden Vs Ford

Holden Vs Ford
The Super Cheap Auto Racing Ford Falcon of Steve Ellery (AUS) is tended by the rescue crew after brake failure pitched him into the gravel trap and rolled him over in Race Three

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Formula One World Championship
The Ferrari 312B2 of Clay Regazzoni (SUI) catches fire after striking Carlos Pace (BRA) Team Williams Politoys March 711 exiting the Vialone chicane on lap 17. Regazzoni escaped unharmed

Background imageShunt Collection: 2020 Diriyah E-prix I

2020 Diriyah E-prix I
RIYADH STREET CIRCUIT, SAUDI ARABIA - NOVEMBER 23: Sam Bird (GBR), Envision Virgin Racing, Audi e-tron FE06, car after crashing during the Diriyah E-prix I at Riyadh Street Circuit on November 23

Background imageShunt Collection: 2019 Azerbaijan GP

2019 Azerbaijan GP
BAKU CITY CIRCUIT, AZERBAIJAN - APRIL 27: Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF90, crashes in qualifying during the Azerbaijan GP at Baku City Circuit on April 27, 2019 in Baku City Circuit, Azerbaijan

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2019 Azerbaijan GP
BAKU CITY CIRCUIT, AZERBAIJAN - APRIL 27: Robert Kubica, Williams FW42, crashes in qualifying during the Azerbaijan GP at Baku City Circuit on April 27, 2019 in Baku City Circuit, Azerbaijan

Background imageShunt Collection: 2018 Belgian GP

2018 Belgian GP
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 26: Fernando Alonso, McLaren MCL33, crashes over Charles Leclerc, Alfa Romeo Sauber C37, after contact from Nico Hulkenberg, Renault Sport F1 Team R.S

Background imageShunt Collection: 2019 Azerbaijan GP

2019 Azerbaijan GP
BAKU CITY CIRCUIT, AZERBAIJAN - APRIL 27: Robert Kubica, Williams FW42, crashes in qualifying during the Azerbaijan GP at Baku City Circuit on April 27, 2019 in Baku City Circuit, Azerbaijan

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
The remains of the Lotus 21 crashed by Innes Ireland (GBR) during practice that left Ireland with two broken legs. He did not start the race. Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, 14 May 1961

Background imageShunt Collection: 2018 Spanish GP

2018 Spanish GP
CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA, SPAIN - MAY 13: Sergey Sirotkin, Williams FW41 Mercedes, and Marcus Ericsson, Sauber C37 Ferrari, avoid an accident involving Romain Grosjean

Background imageShunt Collection: 2018 Ad Diriyah E-prix

2018 Ad Diriyah E-prix
RIYADH STREET CIRCUIT, SAUDI ARABIA - DECEMBER 16: Front wheel of Tom Dillmann (FRA), NIO Formula E Team, NIO Sport 004 during the Ad Diriyah E-prix at Riyadh Street Circuit on December 16

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula 1 2023: Qatar GP

Formula 1 2023: Qatar GP
LOSAIL INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, QATAR - OCTOBER 08: George Russell, Mercedes F1 W14, and Sir Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W14, make contact at the start of the Qatar Grand Prix, as Max Verstappen

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula 1 2021: Italian GP

Formula 1 2021: Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 12: Sir Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12 and Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B collide at the first chicane during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale

Background imageShunt Collection: 2019 Russian GP

2019 Russian GP
SOCHI AUTODROM, RUSSIAN FEDERATION - SEPTEMBER 29: George Russell, Williams Racing FW42, crashes out of the race during the Russian GP at Sochi Autodrom on September 29, 2019 in Sochi Autodrom

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula 1 2021: Italian GP

Formula 1 2021: Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 12: Sir Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12 and Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B collide at the first chicane during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale

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Formula One World Championship
The Footwork Hart FA16 of Taki Inoue (JPN) after he had become an unwitting crash victim when the Renault Safety Car driven by Jean Ragnotti (FRA)

Background imageShunt Collection: 2018 Belgian GP

2018 Belgian GP
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 26: Fernando Alonso, McLaren MCL33, crashes over Charles Leclerc, Alfa Romeo Sauber C37, after contact from Nico Hulkenberg, Renault Sport F1 Team R.S

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Roger Williamson (GBR) March 731. Williamson was killed on the eighth lap of the race, when a suspension or tyre failure sent his car into the guardrail

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula 1 2022: British GP

Formula 1 2022: British GP
SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 03: A rear view of the crash at the first start. Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42, George Russell, Mercedes W13, Esteban Ocon, Alpine A522, Yuki Tsunoda

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula 1 2023: Qatar GP

Formula 1 2023: Qatar GP
LOSAIL INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, QATAR - OCTOBER 08: George Russell, Mercedes F1 W14, and Sir Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W14

Background imageShunt Collection: 2020 Bahrain GP

2020 Bahrain GP
BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, BAHRAIN - NOVEMBER 29: Medical deligate pulls Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 from the flames of his car during the Bahrain GP at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula 1 2022: French GP

Formula 1 2022: French GP
CIRCUIT PAUL RICARD, FRANCE - JULY 24: Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75, crashes out at Le Beausset during the French GP at Circuit Paul Ricard on Sunday July 24, 2022 in Le Castellet, France

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula 1 2022: French GP

Formula 1 2022: French GP
CIRCUIT PAUL RICARD, FRANCE - JULY 24: Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75, crashes out at Le Beausset during the French GP at Circuit Paul Ricard on Sunday July 24, 2022 in Le Castellet, France

Background imageShunt Collection: 2020 Eifel GP

2020 Eifel GP
NuRBURGRING, GERMANY - OCTOBER 11: George Russell, Williams FW43, is aunched into the air after contact with Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo Racing C39

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
The shocking remains of the Hill GH1 of Rolf Stommelen (GER) sit on the wrong side of the Armco following his massive accident - triggered by a broken rear wing whilst leading the race on lap 26

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
The damaged Osella FA1 of Eddie Cheever (USA) sits in the catch fencing after he span out of the race on lap 9. South African Grand Prix, Rd 3, Kyalami, South Africa, 1 March 1980

Background imageShunt Collection: MotoGP 2023: British GP

MotoGP 2023: British GP
SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Marco Bezzecchi, VR46 Racing Team, crash during the British GP at Silverstone Circuit on Friday August 04, 2023 in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Alexander Wurz (AUT) Benetton Playlife B198 has a big crash at the first corner rolling his car. Formula One World Championship, Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, Canada, 7 June 1998.

Background imageShunt Collection: Formula 1 2021: Italian GP

Formula 1 2021: Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 12: Sir Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12 and Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B collide at the first chicane during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale



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"Shunt: A Tale of Triumph and Tragedy in Motorsports" In the high-octane world of Formula One, shunts have become an inevitable part of the sport's rich history. From iconic moments like Graham Hill emerging from the wreckage of his Lotus 49B after a rear wing collapse to heart-stopping crashes at Le Mans 24 Hour Race, these incidents have left an indelible mark on racing enthusiasts. Even outside the realm of Formula One, shunting has made its presence felt. Take, for instance, the last shunting horse at Paddington in 1925—a poignant reminder of a bygone era when horsepower was measured differently. The image evokes nostalgia for simpler times while highlighting how technology has evolved over the years. But it is not just about accidents and mishaps; there are also instances where cautionary measures come into play. The "Shunt with Great Care" label serves as a reminder that even professionals need to exercise vigilance and prioritize safety on and off the track. The world of motorsports continues to evolve rapidly, embracing new technologies such as electric racing seen in events like DTM or Paris E-prix. These advancements bring both excitement and challenges as drivers navigate uncharted territories with precision and skill. Looking ahead to future seasons, we anticipate thrilling races like British GP in Formula 1 2022—where speed demons will battle it out for glory on one of motorsport's most prestigious stages. As fans eagerly await this spectacle, they know that every race carries its own potential for triumph or disaster. Amidst all this adrenaline-fueled chaos lies another intriguing aspect—the control panel operated by robot signalmen inside their cabins. This fusion between man and machine showcases how technology aids in managing races efficiently while ensuring driver safety remains paramount. In essence, "shunt" encapsulates both exhilaration and danger within motorsports—an ever-present reminder that success often comes hand in hand with risk.