LE MANS, LE MAGNIFIQUE!
Yet another Le Mans 24 Hour is behind us and although I wasn’t able to compete this year (hot date on Necker Island) it was great to see the boys at Audi take the honours for the second consecutive year with André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler, Benoit Treluyer, sharing the victory and the 378 laps. This year’s race marked the first ever winner of Le Mans with a hybrid engine… Welcome to the future of motor racing amigos!
Car crash TV or what? Did you see former F1 driver Anthony Davidson bounce his Toyota off the Ferrari GT and into the tyre wall? Two broken vertebrae later it looks like Anthony will be spending quite a bit of time on the sidelines recovering.
I’ve experienced my fair share of twisted metal over the years from my early days in Karting, through Formula Ford and test driving for McLaren. If most motorsport fans were honest, they would probably tell you that big crashes and accidents are, in a morbid sort of way, a fascinating aspect of motor racing. The danger, the excitement and the unknown, gets the blood pumping. Of course we never want to see a serious injury or fatality, but we have to admit it does bring excitement.
You’ve only got to go on YouTube for a few minutes to see the number of crash videos – some would make the fur on the back of your neck stand on end!
Who could forget Mark Webber’s amazing somersault in Valencia in 2010?
What about the sheer mayhem of a good ole’ NASCAR pile-up?
Then we have Rally drivers who know how to roll a car as this compilation shows.
And some of the scariest crashes come in Karting.
When all is said and squeaked we all love our racing and the adrenalin rush it gives us, but no-one wants to see a driver injured, doing what they love. So from all the guys here at Wheels of Squeal we wish you a speedy recovery Anthony and hope you are back doing what you love very soon. Right, back to doing what I love on Necker Island…