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    Henry Surtees Fatal Formula 2 crash (19th july 2009)

    It's sad to see another talented young driver has to go.

    May he rest in peace.


    Re: Henry Surtees Fatal Formula 2 crash (19th july 2009)

    Had they followed F1rules and tied the tyres to the car, the fatal accident would have been avoided.


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    Re: Henry Surtees Fatal Formula 2 crash (19th july 2009)

    Actually F2 race cars adhere to the 2005 FIA F1 safety standards. They have wheel tethers, just like F1 machines. Unfortunately, the cable was not able to witshtand the forces of the crash and the wheel flew off killing poor Henry. A freak accident indeed, but one that shows that motor racing is dangerous irrespectively of the major strides made on the safety front.

    RIP John Surtees. A tragic day indeed for motorsport.

    PS: Actually, this has been a disastrous weekend for racing in general. On Saturday italian Flavio Guglielmini, aged 37 - co-driver to Brian Lavio, died tragically when the Peugeot 207 S2000 rally car they were competing with in the Bulgarian IRC Rally went off the road and crashed into a tree. RIP Flavio.

     


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    Re: Henry Surtees Fatal Formula 2 crash (19th july 2009)

    REALZEUS:

    Actually F2 race cars adhere to the 2005 FIA F1 safety standards. They have wheel tethers, just like F1 machines. Unfortunately, the cable was not able to witshtand the forces of the crash and the wheel flew off killing poor Henry.

     

    I didn't know that. Any reason was given as to why the wheel flew off?


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    Re: Henry Surtees Fatal Formula 2 crash (19th july 2009)

    Perhaps because Williams builts the F2 cars... (remember the Senna accident...)


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    Re: Henry Surtees Fatal Formula 2 crash (19th july 2009)

    OMG that is horrifying to watch. If you look closely, it is not just the wheel that hit him, it is the inside of the wheel, with suspension components still attached! That is terrible. Racing remains a dangerous sport!

    RIP Henry


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    Re: Henry Surtees Fatal Formula 2 crash (19th july 2009)

    I'd read about it - but seeing it is simply shocking.

     


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    Re: Henry Surtees Fatal Formula 2 crash (19th july 2009)

    Shocking video!

    At least I guess he didn't fell that much. It seems that that tire was breaking his neck right away.


     
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