This amazing footage shows just how lucky a racing driver was to emerge unharmed from a spectacular crash at Oulton Park .
Spectators at the Cheshire circuit watched on in horror as Indian racer Ameya Vaidyanathan's Carlin car was sent hurtling through the air during a British Formula 3 race.
Vaidyanathan was making his way through the field when he made contact with South African Sisa Ngebulana, causing his car to flip over and fly through the air before rolling to a halt on the side of the track.
Saturday's incident was captured by cameras on board the cars of both Vaidyanathan and fellow driver Thomas Maxwell, who got a close-up view of the crash.
The race was immediately ended but, amazingly, Vaidyanathan escaped serious injury, a testament to the safety features built into his wrecked car.
British F3 organisers said that he was ‘alert and conscious’ following the accident and was taken to the Medical Centre for a precautionary check, but given the all-clear and released 30 minutes later.
Vaidyanathan said: "I felt quite a few big hits but I have no idea what direction they were in or where they came from.
“I am just very thankful to the people at Tatuus for the strength of the car, the people involved in the championship too and everyone in the team for all their support.
"Once the accident finished, I was in quite a bit of shock but once that initial traumatic period had subsided then it was all OK."