Pierto Fittipaldi Qualifying Crash: WEC 6HR Spa 05-04-18

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  1. jgonzalesm6

    jgonzalesm6 F1 Rookie
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    This happened today during quali. Reports are coming out that he has 2 broken legs with the right having multilple fractures.

    Let's hope for a speedy recovery

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    Pietro Fittipaldi sofre grave acidente na classificação do WEC em Spa-Francorchamps

     
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    The FIA has released a statement regarding the condition of Pietro Fittipaldi. He was extracted from the vehicle while remaining conscious. He has been taken to the hospital with suspected fractures to BOTH of his legs.
     
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    big crash.

    sucks for Pietro, he was scheduled to race the Indy 500 this year. I'm assuming he's out for LM24 now too.
     
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    Ugh! People are ridiculous - Dale Coyne's PR lady is being bombarded with calls and texts wanting to know if they will still be at Indy, who will be in the car, etc, etc.
     
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    first I heard of his accident was a tweet from an IndyCar journo speculating on who would get his seat.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    heads-up

    Pietro Fittipaldi has undergone a successful operation after his crash during WEC qualifying at Spa and has left intensive care.
     
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    Pietro Fittipaldi‏ @PiFitti




    [​IMG]Big thank you to everyone for all the kind messages I received over the past week. I’m in Indianapolis now working on my recovery. We will be back racing very soon!


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  9. NürScud

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    That's some massive tub damage, don't think I've seen a LMP1 with that level of structural damage in quite some time. Τhe A-Pillar damage was caused by the extraction team. They did the A-Pillar cut first and then did cut in front of the driver. It honestly is surprising that the FIA hasn't mandated SAFER barriers in high-speed zones like that. They've saved a lot of lives on NASCAR and Indycar circuits. He is very lucky that he has broken his legs. It could have been worse.

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    It is somewhat remarkable that the front wheels are still attached.
     
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    Glad he is ok. I'm surprised at the injuries given the deflection angle, hitting the tires and that the car was in fairly decent shape after impact. Makes me wonder about the safety of that car design because at those speeds a contact can be much worse (not hitting double row of tires and hitting at a more direct angle) and I'd hate to see what happens then.

    Disclaimer-- I am not criticizing him (I race cars and have been in my share of accidents) and also know that some accidents that look horrific you can walk away from and others that look mundane like (earnharts) can be life ending. This accident was at high speed but I am still surprised that the safety measures in the car and track did not do a better job at protecting the driver. I wish him well and a speedy recovery.
     
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    jgonzalesm6 F1 Rookie
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    So here he is today at IMS (Indianapolis Motor Speedway).

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    road to recovery

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