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Tragedy at Le Mans

Started by DD1975, June 22, 2013, 18:24:19 PM

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DD1975

To serve as a reminder as to how dangerous motorsport is 10 minutes into the the 24 Hours of Le Mans Allan Simonsen suffers a fatal crash, the first at the race since 1997:

Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

DD1975

Former F1 driver Alan McNish wins his third Le Mans, however it is somewhat overshadowed by the death of Allan Simonsen:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/motorsport/23022095
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Snowcrash

Weird crash. It looks like something failed on the car and it went left.

We get used to seeing cars (esp F1) having massive crashes and the drivers walking away. RIP Allan Simonsen.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freddy


DD1975

Quote from: Snowcrash on June 23, 2013, 22:35:08 PM
Weird crash. It looks like something failed on the car and it went left.

He was trying to avoid a spinning Ferrari in front of him, it was wet and it looks like he got on the white line as he moved, the speed appears to have been enough that he just lost control.
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

sybershot


Data

From looking at the video the crash didn't appear to be fast enough or bad enough to be fatal.

Very unlucky that.   :(

Diesel

I understand what you are saying there Data, it does make me wonder if something else happened to the guy prior to the accident.  :scratch-head:

Either way, RIP fella'.
It WILL be fine !...

DD1975

It took them an hour to repair the barriers, I'd say it was a lot faster than it looked Data.
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Snowcrash

If you look, you'll see the roof is bent in. That chassis is toast. That was a huge impact.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson