Being known for having car in a perpetual side slide, Danny Ongais had a very nasty accident. Note Danny's limp body still in the wreckage.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been the location of many spectacular crashes.

James Hunt's win forgotten as Niki Lauda's life hangs in the balance | Formula 1 | Formula 1 news, live F1 | ESPN.co.uk

James Hunt's win forgotten as Niki Lauda's life hangs in the balance

Formula 1 photo: Niki Lauda's Ferrari spews flames after his crash. he was pulled clear by three other drivers and rushed to hospital where he was not expected to recover from serious burns, German Grand Prix, Nurburgring, August 1976

Wow... incredible image captured during Fernando Alonso's death-defying crash at the 2016 F1 Australian GP in Melbourne.

The Magical McLaren F1

incredible image captured during Fernando Alonso's death-defying crash at the 2016 Australian GP in Melbourne.

(L to R): Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari F2012 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4-27 crash out at the start of the race.  Formula One World Championship, Rd12, Belgian Grand Prix, Race, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Sunday, 2 September 2012

Formula 1 photo: Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton get airborne after being taken out by Romain Grosjean, Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, September 2012

Watkins Glen 06.10.1973 Francois Cevert .

Motor racing is dangerous. At every circuit there are signs warning of this, and it is usually printed on spectators' tickets.

Niki Lauda's helmet after his crash at the Nurburgring in 1976.

Niki Lauda's helmet after his fiery crash at the Nurburgring in 1976

Jim Clark Crash | ... this racing era of safety first, spare a thought for tragic Jim Clark

Jim Clark Crash, this was the racing era of safety first, spare a thought for tragic Jim Clark.

F1 crash scene at Duxford

F1 crash family to seek compensation

BBC News - Marussia driver Maria de Villota in Duxford crash

Robert Kubica is helpless as his BMW Sauber disintegrates after hitting the wall at 300km/hr during the 2007 Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The Polish driver was lucky to only sustain a light concussion and sprained ankle in the incident which was judged to have had a peak G-Force of 75G.

Getty Images: Photographers MONTREAL, QC - JUNE Robert Kubica of Poland and BMW-Sauber crashes during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 2007 in Montreal, Canada.

Lotus F1 Team's French driver Romain Grosjean and McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton crash F1_Monaco_GP

See the moment Nicole watched boyfriend Lewis Hamilton in terrifying four-car crash

2012 Spa-Francorchamps Formula One Crash Romain Grosjean Alonso .

Nikon D5 F1 crash samples (2)

Le crash du Grand Prix d’Australie capté par le Nikon

Fernando Alonsos horrific F1 crash fuels discussion for halos canopies

The FIA has simulated Fernando Alonso's dramatic 2016 Australian Grand Prix crash with the halo fitted, as part of its analysis of the Formula 1 cockpit protection device

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