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Crash vids

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by Ljiljan, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. I want to start a crash vid thread, though I'm afraid these entries may kill it entirely. Oh well.

    Old nascar cars seem to run into major aerodynamic issues whenever travelling in a direction other than forwards. Combine that with lack of crumple zones... (yes I know that they are little more than a cage with a fibreglass? shell)










    Probably the most nuts crash I have ever seen

     
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  2. Sorry about the disabled embedding... :S
     
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  3. I love the elite level of safety gear these guys are decked out in

     
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  4. I recently saw "Senna" (Terrific doco) and there was one horrific accident in that. As a viewer you don't see the accident occur, just the aftermath... of it's a driver, void of a car, still strapped to his seat, face down in the middle of the track. With both feet pointing in impossible directions.

    He survived but... ugh. I never realised the F1 in those days was so brutal.
     
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  5. No crumple zones back then, they were just driving steel battering rams.
     
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  6. Sounds like it might have been Didier Pironi who, IIRC smashed both lower legs in a horror crash in the early 80s.

    Mind you, if you go back a bit further to the late 50s/early 60s, GP drivers had a similar life expectancy to Battle of Britain fighter pilots. Even though safety gradually became more of a priority, realistically, serious efforts at driver safety really only started to bear fruit in the 1980s. Prior to that, at least one fatal crash was expected over the course of a season and probably more. These days; well,when was the last time somebody died in F1?
     
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