F1 - 1980 Monaco GP - Derek Daly horror crash
The 1980 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monaco on
May 18, 1980. It was the sixth round of the 1980 Formula One season. The
race was the 38th Monaco Grand Prix. The race was held over 76 laps of the
3.34-kilometre circuit for a total race distance of 254 kilometres.
It was won by Carlos Reutemann driving a Williams FW07B. The win was
Reutermann's tenth Formula One victory and his first since the 1978 United
States Grand Prix. He also became the fifth winner in six races of the 1980
season. Reutemann won by 1 minute and 13 seconds over French driver Jacques
Laffite driving Ligier JS11/15. Third was Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet
driving a Brabham BT49. Piquet's third place moved him past René Arnoux
and Alan Jones into the lead of the world championship for the first time.
The race however is remembered for a memorable and spectacular crash at the
start of the race when Derek Daly collided with Bruno Giacomelli's Alfa
Romeo 179, which sent Daly's Tyrrell 010 flying over Giacomelli and landing
between teammate Jean-Pierre Jarier and Alain Prost's McLaren M29. All four
drivers were out on the spot, but none suffered any serious injury. Jan
Lammers also collected damage in his ATS D4 but was able to continue. The
accident was particularly disappointing for McLaren after John Watson
failed to qualify for Monaco's shortened 20 car grid.
Fourth was West German driver Jochen Mass driving an Arrows A3 one lap down
on Reutemann ahead of Canadian Gilles Villeneuve in a Ferrari 312T5. A
further lap down in sixth was dual-World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi in a
Fittipaldi F7. For Mass and Fittipaldi it would be last world championship
points they would collect.
Reutemann's win put Williams in the lead of the constructor's points race
by five points over Ligier.
F1 - 1967 Monaco GP - Lorenzo Bandini fatal crash
In May 1967 Bandini was racing at the Monaco Grand Prix, running second to
Denny Hulme on the 82nd lap, when he lost control of his car at the harbour
chicane. He had just entered an S-turn when his Ferrari's left rear wheel
hit the guard rail, sending him into an erratic skid. It impacted a light
pole and overturned. The car hit straw bales which lined the harbour side,
rupturing the fuel tank, and sparks ignited the fuel as the car rolled
over, with Bandini trapped beneath it. Marshals flipped his car upright and
pulled Bandini, unconscious, out from the flaming Ferrari. It is thought
that, during the effort to right the overturned car, gasoline leaked on the
hot brake line or the Exhaust pipe and
exploded. A second fire occurred when the gas tank exploded after Bandini
had been pulled away from the Ferrari.
Bandini's burns were extensive, with third degree burns covering more than
70% of his body. The worst burns were on his arms and legs with slight
burns on his face. Doctors were forced to wait for twenty-four to
forty-eight hours before resolving to move Bandini to a hospital in Lyon,
France, which specialized in the treatment of burns. Other options
considered, by the doctors, were flying in skin grafts from Italy or a
specialist burns unit team from East Grinstead in England. The burns caused
severe lesions. He also sustained a chest wound and ten chest fractures.
Three days later, Bandini succumbed to his injuries. He died at Princess
Grace Polyclinic Hospital in Monte Carlo. There were concerns about the
promptness of Bandini's rescue. However, investigators from the
Principality of Monaco ruled on 10 May "that the security operation had
functioned properly." The straw bales, having been banned from all Formula
1 races in response to the accident, were replaced by an extended
guard-rail the following year.
Bandini was buried in Reggiolo on 13 May. 100,000 people attended the
HUGE CRASH Formula 1 - Spa Francorchamps Belgium 2-9-2012 (Grandstand Gold 8)
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can see in the video I wasn't really expecting this much action.
This video was recorded by me from grandstand Gold 8.