AUSmotive: Allan McNish crash Le Mans 2011 (HD)
Allan McNish in the #3 Audi R18 TDI was involved in a horrific accident in
the 2011 Le Mans 24 hour race. McNish made contact with the #58 Ferrari and
crashed heavily into the barriers just after the Dunlop bridge. Thankfully
he was able to walk away with no major injury.
Le Mans 24 Hours 2011 - Last Minutes (Danish)
Audi won the Le Mans 24 Hour race on Sunday despite the loss of two of
their three cars to high-speed crashes.
Two-time winner Allan McNish and team-mate Mike Rockenfeller crashed in
separate incidents on Saturday.
But Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler and Benoit Treluyer still clinched a
10th Le Mans title for the German car maker.
They completed 355 laps to beat the Peugeot number nine of Simon Pagenaud,
Pedro Lamy and Sebastien Bourdais by 13.854 seconds.
The previous day McNish and Rockenfeller had both walked away unharmed
after crashing into barriers in spectacular fashion.
Scotsman McNish crashed after his car clipped the front of Anthony
Beltoise's Ferrari and went slewing across the track.
He stepped out of the wreckage unaided but was taken for precautionary
McNish had enjoyed a superb start from fifth on the grid to be running
But, shortly before the hour mark, he clipped the number 58 GTE Pro Ferrari
of Beltoise while attempting to lap the back marker and spun out of
The Audi, which McNish was sharing with Denmark's Tom Kristensen and
Italian Rinaldo Capello, was launched sideways into the gravel trap and
nearly cleared the barriers with bodywork flying.
"The Ferrari closed the door, Allan had no chance whatsoever. He went off
very quickly, but luckily managed to get out of the car unharmed," said
Audi motorsport head Wolfgang Ullrich.
"To see that the cars are so strong is good, but that's not the way we like
to demonstrate it."
Hours after McNish's crash there was another serious accident involving
team-mate Rockenfeller, who had been running second at the time.
Rockenfeller touched a backmarker as he attempted to overtake and speared
into the barriers.
The accident occured between Mulsanne and Indianapolis but witnesses on
Twitter reported that the German - who was a winner of this race a year ago
- walked away from the crash to receive medical attention.
Mike Rockenfeller Crashes - Le Mans 2011
Et meget voldsomt uheld ramte Le Mans, kort tid efter mørket faldt. Audis
nr. 1. forsøgte at passere en Ferrari, der overser Audien og trækker ind
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Le Mans 2011 Alan McNish Audi R18 Crash
Alan McNish Audi R18 Crash. Incident described is from about 2.35 onwards.
Filmed on the Apple iPhone 4 just along the track from the Dunlop bridge on
Saturday June 11th 2011 at La Sarthe race circuit, Le Mans.
LE MANS 2011 Jan Magnussen om sit crash
Nikolaj Karlshøj fra Bil Ekspressen er på Le Mans for at opleve verdens
største racerløb — her møder han Jan Magnussen, der tidligt søndag
morgen crashede med sin gule Corvette og dermed tabte føringen i GTE
PRO-klassen samt en mulig Le Mans-sejr...
Allan McNish's massive accident, le Mans 24h 2011 (HD)
Allan Mcnish had a massive crash during the 1st hour of the Le Mans 24h
race. He tried to pass his teammate Timo Bernhard (Audi R18) but Anthony
Beltoise (Ferrari) didn't see him and this is the result...
The video can be view in High Definition and you can also hear the track
commentator getting scared as hell.
Le Mans 2011 Audi Car 1 crash Mike Rockenfeller
Massive crash as it happens between Audi #1 and the Ferrari #71
Rockenfeller had got out of the car on his own, so is mostly OK as far as
we know at the moment. Heard that he is walking and talking, and has gone
to the hospital for a precautionary full body scan.
Skip to 3:35 for the onboard view of the crash.
Can see the stretcher waiting next to the barrier at 2:50, he is still
behind the barrier at this point I believe.
Second video up with an additional angle of the crash: