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
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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 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 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
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 - 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
Allan McNish Talks Racing Skills - /SHAKEDOWN
Don't let the 33 minute length scare you away. This is the real deal. Le
Mans winner Allan McNish sits down with Leo Parente to openly discuss Audi
racing, the 2012 R18 Ultra, R18 e-tron quattro, and the skills that define
the way he drives, races, and wins.
Mark Webber talks about 1999 Le Mans flip
Both Mark Webber and Peter Dumbreck flipped their Mercedes CLR-GT1s during
practice for the 1999 Le Mans 24 hour race. Eleven years later Webber has
flipped again after his Red Bull gave him wings at the 2010 European GP: