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Video: Epic Ferrari Crash at Le Mans 24-Hour Race

Racing exotic cars is all about proving which competitor packs the most power, speed and fury. And for spectators, it is all of the above plus the exhilaration of epic car crashes! I think this phenomenon occurs for spectators because watching drivers race lacks the same adrenaline as gripping the wheel, but a crash is experienced by all.

Le Mans crash 2012

Vertical vertigo

The Le Mans 24-Hour did not disappoint in the crash department. Five hours into the race, a Toyota driven by Anthony Davidson made contact with the Ferrari driven by Italy’s Piergiuseppe Perazzini (say that name 3 times fast), flipping the toy(ota) into an aerial somersault that ended with a graceful dismount into a barricade.

Davidson was transported to a hospital where he was treated for shock and pain. He will recover with no problems.

Fun fact: The Le Mans 24 Hour Race has been testing racecar endurance since 1923.

How it works: Teams of at least 3 take turns driving, and the winning trio is determined by which completes the most laps in that 24-hour period. Serious crashes are not uncommon.

Le Mans Crash

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Anthony Davidson

Driver Anthony Davidson

 

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