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.
ALMS 2012 - Nissan Deltawing Big Crash During Testing At Road Atlanta
During testing for Petit Le Mans the Nissan DeltaWing crashed with a
Porsche GTC car and was forced into a roll.
Gunnar Jeannette was behind the wheel at the time of contact with the GTC
Porsche. There's been no official word yet from the DeltaWing team or
Nissan whether or not the car can be repaired in time for this weekend's
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Le Mans Tragedy - Killed 81 spectators (1955)
Le Mans Tragedy - Killed 81 spectators (1955) - The 24 Hours of Le Mans
(French: 24 Heures du Mans) is the world's oldest sports car race in
endurance racing, held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans,
France. Commonly known as the Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency, race
teams have to balance speed against the cars' ability to run for 24 hours
without sustaining mechanical damage to the car and manage the cars'
consumables, primarily fuel, tyres and braking materials. The endurance of
the drivers is likewise tested as drivers frequently spend stints of over
two hours behind the wheel before stopping in the pits and allowing a
relief driver to take over the driving duties. Drivers then grab what food
and rest as they can before returning to drive another stint. Today it is
mandated that three drivers share each competing vehicle.
La tragedia di Mans - Uccisi 81 spettatori (1955) - La 24 Ore di Le Mans
(Francia: 24 Heures du Mans) è la più antica gara sportiva di endurance
del mondo e che si tiene ogni anno dal 1923 nei pressi della città di Le
Mans, in Francia. Comunemente conosciuta come Grand Prix of Endurance and
Efficiency, le squadre in gara devono bilanciare velocità e tempo senza
subire danni meccanici alla vettura e cercando di gestire il consumo del
carburante, i pneumatici e il materiale frenante. La resistenza dei piloti
è messa a dura prova; pesso trascorrono più di due ore al voltante prima
di fermarsi ai box e consentire a un driver di soccorso ad assumere i
compiti di guida. Qui i piloti posso rifocillarsi e riposare per un breve
lasso di tempo, prima di tornare alla guida. le regole della gara vogliono
che massimo tre piloti possano guidare lo stesso veicolo durante la
Le Mans 2012 - Nissan Deltawing debuts at Le Mans
Nissan has released a video of the test at Le Mans. This will be the only
chance for entrants to this year's Le Mans 24 Hours to set their cars up
for the big race on June 16/17.
For Nissan, the test represented the Company's biggest commitment to the
famous French endurance race to date. Nissan will power a quarter of the
entire Le Mans 24 Hours field this year, with particular dominance in the
LMP2 class, in which 13 out of 20 cars will use Nissan engines. The star of
the show was the radical Nissan DeltaWing which aims to complete the
legendary endurance race using half the fuel and half the number of tyres
of its fellow Le Mans entrants. All of Nissan's key cars performed
admirably, with a top 20 place for 2011 LMP2 champion team, Greaves
Motorsport, and a trouble-free day of running for the experimental Nissan
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Mike Rockenfeller Crash Le Mans 24 Hours 2011
Audi suffered its second unbelievable accident just hours after Allan
McNish's race-ending crash, with driver Mike Rockenfeller reportedly
climbing from the destroyed R18 under his own power.
Rockenfeller, part of the defending race-winning No. 1 Audi R18 driving
team, was attempting to pass the No 71 AF Corse Ferrari F458 driven by
Michael Waltrip Racing's Rob Kaufmann at 10:40 p.m. when the two cars made
contact at the ultra-fast Kink section of the Mulsanne Straight.
Official reports from both teams are forthcoming.
Best Of Allan McNish Interviews - Honoring Retirement - /SHAKEDOWN
Audi racing ace - Allan McNish has been a visitor to /ShakeDown many times.
Every occasion, he shared knowledge and passion. Here are some highlights
from a man who defined this sport so clearly, "Winning is the sole reason I
3 Le Mans 24 wins, 3 ALMS titles, 4 races wins at Sebring and Petit Le Mans
each, and now the WEC world titles. For Audi, McNish contested 89 races,
scoring 66 Top-3 podiums, 29 of those P1 wins.
Enjoy the highlights, hit the links below for the full interviews. And
thank YOU, Allan McNish.
-- McNish retires from Audi LMP1
-- McNish Retires
-- McNish at COTA WEC 2013
-- Allan McNish on /ShakeDown -- 1st Chat
-- Allan McNish on /ShakeDown -- Racing Skills
-- Allan McNish on /ShakeDown -- Passion for Le Mans
-- Allan McNish on /ShakeDown -- How Le Mans 2013 was won
-- Audi Sport Testing at Sebring on /ShakeDown
-- McNish Intro to the 2012 Daytona 24