New video shows how barrier blocked track after Chilton-Maldonado crash

2013 Monaco Grand Prix

Pastor Maldonado and Max Chilton crash during the 2013 Monaco Grand PrixThis video shot by a spectator during the Monaco Grand Prix shows how the collision between Pastor Maldonado and Max Chilton ended up blocking the track.

Chilton and Maldonado collided on lap 45 of the race, sending the Williams into the barriers at Tabac. The impact dislodged the TecPro barrier, pulling it across the circuit.

Jules Bianchi, who was following the pair of them, was unable to avoid hitting the barrier. The video shows Giedo van der Garde’s Caterham coming to a stop to avoid the wreckage.

The race was stopped and drivers had to file slowly past the scene of the accident which left only a narrow gap for them to pass through.

Maldonado was unhurt and Bianchi was able to continue in the race after having his front wing replaced. Chilton was given a drive-through penalty during the race for causing the collision.

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41 comments on New video shows how barrier blocked track after Chilton-Maldonado crash

  1. anon said on 30th May 2013, 15:44

    It’s only luck that there hasn’t been a crash at Monaco where are car has gone over a fence and taken out several marshals. So many parts of the circuit where people are directly exposed. Only a matter of time before it does.

  2. BJ (@beejis60) said on 30th May 2013, 16:24

    Vertical phone video ruined it for me.

  3. Jason (@jmwalley) said on 30th May 2013, 17:06

    Great perspective, thanks to however posted it.

    When the cars come around after the crash and have to wait for the marshalls to clear the barrier out of the way, had Lewis and everyone already dove into the pits? I was expecting Lewis to sill be second and this barrier be why he took so long to get back to the pits, so now I’m really mystified at how badly he botched his safety-car speed in-lap so much slower than the others.

  4. mark b (@mark-b) said on 30th May 2013, 21:44

    My wife and I were there in K2 for that. I saw Maldonado touch the wall and then catch that piece of barrier. I really think it may have prevented a much worse crash the way it curled around him.

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