In races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, drivers and their crew must be in their ...
In races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, drivers and their crew must be in their best game to keep abreast and beat world-class competition. But when you consider all the factors that come into play, something is likely to go wrong at one point with so many competitors out there on the track.
Case in point, the No. 82 Risi Competizione Ferrari was taken out by a stupid, avoidable crash. Pierre Kaffer was overtaking a slower Ferrari heading into a chicane along the Mulsanne Straight when the No. 28 TDS Racing came up behind him. That car was being driven by Matthieu Vaxiviere and as he tried to pass Risi, he drove right into the N0. 82 Ferrari, sending it crashing straight to the wall and obliterating the car’s front end.
Luckily, Kaffer managed to get out of his car under his own power but the car is almost unrecognizable and wouldn’t return to action. The only consolation is that the stewards for Le Mans are serious on cracking down on avoidable contact and No. 28 was given a seven-minute stop-and-go penalty.
Incidentally, No. 28 pits right next to the garage of Risi! You can just imagine the very awkward stop-and-go penalty!
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