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18-year-old racer killed by bounding tire.... incredible video

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Simon_Cowbell, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Henry Surtees loses his life in an F2 race....

    Video isn't graphic, just unbelievable....

    http://motorsports.fanhouse.com/2009/07/20/henry-surtees-18-year-old-driver-dies-after-being-struck-in-he/?icid=main|main|dl4|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fmotorsports.fanhouse.com%2F2009%2F07%2F20%2Fhenry-surtees-18-year-old-driver-dies-after-being-struck-in-he%2F
     
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Wow, it's like something was out to get him:

     
  3. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Really sad. Strange when you consider his dad was world champion in an era when racing was significantly more dangerous than it is now.

    As much as safety has improved, though, this is one hazard that is really hard to prevent. Those cars have wheel tethers but they can't always hold in a really hard, direct impact.
     
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Hadn't heard of this happening since Roberto Guerrero. It didn't kill him, but affected him mentally. Did he ever fully recover?
     
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Don't know the exact answer, but Curt Cavin was asked about his and responded on his Indy Star blog.

     
  6. Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell

    Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell Active Member

    He was back in an Indycar six months later, but aside from a freak pole at the 500 in the mid 90s he never really returned to his pre-wreck form... A lot of this had to do with the teams he raced for, though.
     
  7. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    That is one of the most enthralling videos I've ever witnessed.
     
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