Video: Oopsss…Safety Car Crash

Videos | May 20th, 2009 by 7

So what happens when a racing safety car gets in front of a BMW? Tricky question? No, not really, but I’m sure you’re wondering by …

So what happens when a racing safety car gets in front of a BMW? Tricky question? No, not really, but I’m sure you’re wondering by now where I’m going with this. During the latest WTCC race in Pau, the Safety Car driver caused one of the ….let’s just say…..most ridiculous racing accidents we have seen.

Coming out of the pit and cutting in from of the race cars, the Safety Cars gets hit by a BMW 320si driven by Franz Engstler of Liqui Moly Team. Engstler, a private investor who puts all his money into racing, led the race, until this accident ocurred.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYO4yPmf5AI[/youtube]

The debate on Youtube is whether the Safety Car driver came out and improperly maneuver his car or….should have the BMW driver slowed down more because of the yellow warning yellow. That’s probably irrelevant now and that’s not the scope of this article.

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