Apparently Romain Grosjean suffered the largest G force ever registered after his horrendous 135 mph impact with the track barrier, recorded at 53G.

I was reminded of this when I caught a programme on the television this morning about insurance fraud where people are putting in claims for whiplash when travelling in vehicles at considerably slower speeds, even as low as 20mph.

Romain Grosjean seems to have escaped this 135mph crash with nothing more serious than burns to his hands even after an impact of 53G.

So, next time you receive your car insurance renewal and it seems a little on the expensive side you know who to blame.

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2 Responses to WHIPLASH INJURY.

  1. Thanks to modern helmets and the HANS system!

  2. Agreed but even so the comparison is best viewed from the point of view that his impact speed was 135mph and he stopped within 6ft of the barrier and yet no whiplash. Even with a HANS that must have been some jolt, to say the least and yet the insurance fraudsters with an impact speed 20mph are claiming thousands for loss of mobility except when they are playing football or taking part in other contact sports, they are barely managing to walk about without a massive neck support strapped about their person.

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