Posted September 05, 2012 on AP on Fox

VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 03: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari drives the new F10 for the first time during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 3, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Safety discussions are dominating Formula One as the series heads to the Italian Grand Prix after a scary near-miss over the weekend. Championship leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari nearly had his head clipped when Romain Grosjean's Lotus flew over him in a wild, multi-car accident at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix. Grosjean went for a small gap and clipped Lewis Hamilton's McLaren. That sent both cars spinning and Grosjean's Lotus went airborne over Alonso's Ferrari, which then took out Sergio Perez's Sauber. ''The risk was large and seeing another car flying over one of ours, just a few centimeters from his helmet, made us feel like our hearts were in our throats for a few dozen seconds,'' Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali said. Grosjean was banned for one race and will be replaced by Jerome D'Ambrosio at Lotus this weekend. Alonso said immediately afterward that he ''felt a train coming with a big, big hit,'' while Hamilton briefly confronted Grosjean after the ac...
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