Driver escapes huge crash through car windscreen in French GT race (VIDEO)

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The crash involving Fernando Alonso and Esteban Gutierrez in last weekend’s Formula 1 season-opener was one of the biggest seen in motorsport so far this year.

However, Sacha Bottemanne’s shunt in a French GT Tour championship race at Nogaro is certainly up there as he was left to escape a huge crash through the windscreen of his car.

Racing in a Ferrari 458 GT3, Bottemanne tangled with another car while going wheel-to-wheel, causing him to spear off to the right-hand side of the track.

The car slammed into a concrete wall, destroying much of its front end and littering debris all over the circuit.

Bottemanne was able to make a quick exit through the windscreen and walked to the side of the track limping with the assistance of a marshal.

GT Tour reported that Bottemanne would be undergoing various medical exams in the wake of his huge shunt, and would provide further updates.