Australian Formula 4 Driver Gets Flipped Over By A Gravel Trap

Sage Murdoch was a complete passenger in the incident which left him upside-down in the gravel

Tarmac run-off areas can be incredibly frustrating for fans, but this Australian Formula 4 accident at the Phillip Island circuit shows why gravel traps have fallen out of favour in recent years.

When Aaron Love got wide at turn one he slid across the wet grass and back on to the circuit. His car clipped that of Sage Murdoch and sent him across the wet grass on the other side of the track in an accident that seems to happen in ultra-slow motion.

The collision brought out the safety car so that safety crews could extract Murdoch from his inverted car. Luckily both drivers were ok, but it shows how easy it can be for a single-seater to flip over if it enters a gravel trap at the wrong angle, even at a comparatively low speed like this.