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    Formula 3 crash at Macau GP

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    These sorts of racing accidents are becoming rare, which is of course a good thing. And rest assured that nobody died in the following clip, though the driver suffered a spinal fracture and three people off the track were hospitalized.



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    Re: Formula 3 crash at Macau GP

    Macau is always a gong show when there's cars on the circuit.

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    Re: Formula 3 crash at Macau GP

    F3 guy miss the braking zone by about 100%??

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankcall View Post
    F3 guy miss the braking zone by about 100%??
    From what I understand, Sophia Floersch made contact with Jehan Daruvala near the braking zone and lost two wheels, rendering her unable to slow down. The subsequent collision with Sho Tsuboi is what launched her car into the photographer's booth
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    Quote Originally Posted by FullMotoJacket View Post
    Macau is always a gong show when there's cars on the circuit.

    I forgot about that... I went to look it up again since it's so good, and instead I found a slower version of basically the same thing happening on the same weekend at the F3 incident:

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    Re: Formula 3 crash at Macau GP

    Holy frick, that car was carrying some serious speed into the fence.

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    That was pretty nasty. she got very very lucky.


    Let me tell you, seeing crashes like this in real life is mind blowing at how quick it all happens.


    We were in 2007 Montreal GP when Kubica had his big crash right in front of us. How the heck he survived is truly a testament to how well these cars are engineered and built.

    In the slo mo, you can see his feet dangling from the cockpit exposed.


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    Things happen so fast at speed.

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    Re: Formula 3 crash at Macau GP

    before indy cars had that egg shell cockpit rule deal to protect drivers legs and feet there was lot of horrible feet/leg accidents. Truly frightening to see a car like that.

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    Re: Formula 3 crash at Macau GP

    Quote Originally Posted by crankcall View Post
    before indy cars had that egg shell cockpit rule deal to protect drivers legs and feet there was lot of horrible feet/leg accidents. Truly frightening to see a car like that.
    You want frightening? Check out a 917 chassis without the front clip. Those things were foot crushers.

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    Re: Formula 3 crash at Macau GP

    1,100 hp turbo go cart, yikes.....

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    Re: Formula 3 crash at Macau GP

    Quote Originally Posted by FullMotoJacket View Post
    You want frightening? Check out a 917 chassis without the front clip. Those things were foot crushers.
    I had no idea the driver was that far forward
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