Ask yourself this question – if you had to crash in any car, which car would you rather be in? If you’re a European…
The interweb is ablaze this morning with talk of yesterday’s crash between Nissan DeltaWing driver, Gunnar Jeannette, and the GTC Porsche 911 driver, Peter LeSaffre.
Maria de Villota has lost her right eye and remains in a “critical but stable condition”, following her crash in testing at Duxford Airfield yesterday.
Marcus Grönholm is recovering in hospital from injuries received during qualifying for tonight’s X Games Rallycross final. The two-time World Rally Champion was left unconscious but breathing after crashing into an exposed beam in the safety barrier.
When news broke of Liam Doran’s huge accident at the Nürburgring last week, we naturally feared for the worst. Liam’s 600+ bhp Nissan GT-R had left the circuit and backed into the tyre barrier. The car was a write-off, but thankfully Liam walked away with just a few cuts and bruises to show for his ordeal.
Today registered another tragic loss in the world of motorsport. Marco Simoncelli was a remarkable motorbike racer; he was also a son and a lover.
But the loss of this prodigious talent has been overshadowed by the disdainful reaction of some within the online world. Numerous editors, bloggers and forum users rushed to upload links to video footage of the accident and photos of the reaction of Marco’s family & girlfriend. What purpose does this serve?
As tributes continue to flood in for British driver Dan Wheldon, I suspect many of you are only now learning what a great ambassador he was for the sport. I never met Dan, but like many enthusiasts I enjoyed watching his rise to fame in IndyCar racing and the irrepressible spirit he showed when he sniffed the opportunity of a race win.
Comedian Rowan Atkinson was involved in an accident whilst driving his McLaren F1 supercar yesterday evening, colliding with a road traffic sign on the A605 at Haddon, near Peterborough.
Yesterday we brought you news of the record lap set by British Rally Champion Mark Higgins around the 37.8-mile Isle of Man TT course in a production-spec Subaru WRX STi.
This wasn’t supposed to happen, but don’t worry Volvo thinks it was because of human error…
Quick report on the sad news that the Pagani C9 test mule has been written off on a Stuttgart Autobahn.
The PGA star crashed his Cadillac Escalade in the early hours of this morning.