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Death of a Caterham

Found this on youtube - (sorry if it's a repost - I searched and couldn't see a previous post...) but it's a superbly produced and edited video and worth watching again. Anybody who's had to say goodbye to a beloved car will know that sickening feeling.
There's some nice shots of Elises and Exiges too ( inc. an S1 motorsport exige )
YouTube - 2005 death of a Caterham - High Quality

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That sucks!

Was he okay?

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That sucks!

Was he okay?
Don't know if he was hurt but I presume he was the poster of the video! The car had the competition rollcage which is well tested and very substantial, and the impast wasn't head on...-
as far as I can tell The crash was at the Nurburgring a couple of corners before the final straight or just after the old banked section? (please correct if i'm wrong) but I thought I recognised it.

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Mysterious white powder / liquid on the track...maybe oil. I've seen another video with that before and it caused an off track then as well.

Great video though, really impressive footage.

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I believe that it occured thru Eau Rouge at Spa Francorchamps, and it was on Seloc and several other sites. Youtube doesnt work well for me at work.
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That second video tells a tale...whoa!

So it was coolant (not oil) dropped by another car...but the aftermath! Also, there's proof you should stay in your car!! His car gets smacked by the third car which has a much more dramatic crash, and that throws him from his car as he's trying to exit.

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Sorry - it's definitely just after Eau Rouge - probably the most famous corner in F1 - silly me.

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This is one of the best "car' videos I've ever seen. The brave little girl had such a life. Victories, defeats, thrills, adventure, lots of stories. As a tragic end befell, as she dove one last time toward the light, her life flashed before her headlamps.

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That sucks!

Was he okay?
2 broken ribs and about $14k uninsured damage aparantly.
He has some other brilliant videos at www.Parabolique.co.uk - Contemporary Automotive Media, car photographer and car video production.

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2 broken ribs and about $14k uninsured damage aparantly.
He has some other brilliant videos at www.Parabolique.co.uk - Contemporary Automotive Media, car photographer and car video production.
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Pic of the car post crash






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Just as an illustration: a perspective down eau rouge that you do not have very often. It shows how the elevation changes. The car gets very light when passing the ridge. I took this picture only a few days ago.
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that second video is interesting..
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**** me that second video is just DAMN!
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ET says "OUCH!"

That 2nd video makes me hurt.......

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well that will learn ya to go jumping out of the harness and cage on track with traffic glad he is well and the car is back on the track!

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That's really, really sad...

Maybe I just have too much empathy for inanimate objects

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He has obviously done quite a bit of tracking......why the HELL would he get out of his car!??

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