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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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.
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 - 1972 - Jo Bonnier fatal crash
Jo Bonnier was involved in an accident on the straight between Mulsanne
Corner and Indianapolis at Le Mans in 1972 when his open-top Lola-Cosworth
T280 collided with a Ferrari Daytona driven by a Swiss amateur driver
Florian Vetsch. His car was catapulted into the trees and he was killed.
Fellow racer Vic Elford saw the Ferrari burning furiously, and pulled his
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 over to the right side of the track and ran across the
track to the Ferrari, opening the door, attempting to get Vetsch out. But
Vetsch had already gotten out of the car and was on the side of the track
where Elford had parked his Alfa. Elford saw Vetsch and then saw the
wreckage of Bonnier's yellow Lola in the woods next to the track. According
to Elford, the last he saw of Bonnier's Lola was that it was "spinning into
the trees like a helicopter". Elford later handed off his Alfa to Helmut
Marko, but the gearbox froze solid and they dropped out of the race. Elford
later said "it was the first time in my racing career I'm glad my car
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: