Once again this weekend shows how safe today's race cars are. Race driver Sheena Monk had a huge crash at this weekend's Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. 

3 laps before the end of the race she crashed at the famous Corkscrew (one of the most legendary corner combinations in the world.) and hit the barrier at full speed after her brakes failed causing the racecar to go airborne. The good news is that Monk was awake and alert. However, she was taken to the hospital for further evaluation.

Watch this huge crash

it is a miracle she survived this horrible crash.

Famous corner Corkscrew:

Some more information about this legendary corner, a 3 Story Drop from the top of the corner to the exit.

Drivers explain step-by-step what it feels like to take on one of the most difficult turns in racing: Turn 8 AKA The Corkscrew

Maybe even more difficult to drive than Eau Rouge at Spa Francorchamps?