What about that marshall that got sliced?
I was on youtube and stumbled upon Judd videos, me being curious I start typing in Georg Plasa because I knew he drove one of those cars, I couldn't help but type in accident because I know he died last year in his Judd E82.. I loved the car, the sound and whatnot. But this sinking feeling of he's alive and now he's gone is just odd, .
Same goes for the Gilles, Ayrton, Roland Ratzenburger, etc. The videos are creepy.
And then the video surfaced. It wasn't posted until just earlier this year..
View it at your own discretion.
RIP - Marco Simoncelli Crash at MotoGP Sepang Malaysia 23rd October 2011
One day I was bored and decided I wanted to learn more on F1 history, so I took a list of all the deaths in Formula 1 racing.
I'll tell you one thing, makes you have a whole other perpective on Motorsports in general. I took the time to find a video of every crash(the one available) and see it and the motive for death etc etc.
There are some pretty famous one like Tom Pryce. However, a REALLY common one was accidents like Francois Cevert, where the driver would hit a guardrail head on and the car would go under it and the driver be decapitated completly.
Francois Cevert was a upcoming talent, a hit, considered the prettiest man on earth at the time, etc etc etc......one mistake and boom, dead, right there, decapitated like the piece of useless meat we all are. So much lost.
Jackie Stewart arrived at the scene, he just turned back around crying because it was a horrible scene, so did other drivers.
edit: like Dale Sr., it also looks like he ripped through his belts
Last edited by lilmoose21; 10-04-2012 at 09:51 PM.
I remember this one in 1999, because I grew up only 20 miles from Laguna Seca and would go there frequently to watch racing. I remember seeing his crash on the local news that evening:
Gonzalo Rodriguez crashed at the top of the corkscrew, not sure whether it was mechanical or if he simply didn't brake soon enough.
First one that comes to mind is Henry Surtees. Such a bizzare accident and it looks like the tire just misses him, but in fact it landed right on his head. What this young man's career would've been...
Then there is the Shoya Tomizawa accident. This is very hard to watch, no gore, but very disturbing. He suffered severe stomach trauma.