The various events held on the grounds surrounding Goodwood House in the UK are ...
The various events held on the grounds surrounding Goodwood House in the UK are some of the greatest motorsport outings around, simply because it’s often the chance to see racing machines of yesteryear find their way back to where they belong: a race track.
But, drivers risk these incredible machines by taking them to a starting grid, and as we know, accidents do happen.
In the Surtees Trophy race during the last month’s 2017 Goodwood Members’ Meeting, and which celebrates V-8 racers prior to 1966, well, one driver ended up off the track in the nasty spin.
Thankfully, he was able to shuffle the vehicle across the grass unscathed, but his mistake cost the Ford GT40 and the McLaren. This action unfolds at the 34-second mark.
As the driver re-enters the track, the car remains at the loss for grip. Seeing the potential for the accident, the Ford GT40 driver lifts mid corner and begins spinning. While the Ford GT40 fights to regain control, the spin unluckily knocks him into the Can-Am McLaren, sending the vehicle sideways.
The Ford GT40 seemed to bear the worst of the crash, while the McLaren walked away with the shunt. Still, the crash was enough to send the safety vehicle’s sirens blazing.
This wasn’t the only mishap to happen during the event. Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason put his F1 GTR into a wall during a parade lap. Nick Mason’s F1 is 1 of just 28 GTRs ever built.
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