It shows us that competing in something like motorsport is primarily not a safe thing to do when people take part in it as a career when may not fully take stock of the whole surroundings around them when they are out on the race track. If you do something wrong in the sport which has the potential to endanger your life so abruptly..
Any thoughts on this guys when you are reading this post?
Motorsport Is dangerous. End of. If it was totally safe, it would loose some of the attraction.
Most 'fairweather' fans, switch off or over after the first couple of corners if there is no smash. Obviously they want to see the drivers unhook the Hans device and climb out unharmed, but a good old fashioned prang is part of the attraction.
Back to yesterday. I've watched the crash that has been uploaded to You Tube with three different language commentaries.
Pictures exactly the same via the FOM world feed, but all three had the commentators shouting that a car had gone off the track (which you bearly saw apart from some tyre smoke) then that another car had hit Huberts stricken Arden car. The picture the cut to the ensuing carnage, and the lowering of the volume levels to concern.
It was like that the commentary teams were watching a different view, whilst the TV world feed stayed with the angle at the top of eau rouge for a couple of seconds longer (and rightly so)
Have to say Alex Jaques, the English FOM world feed commentator did brilliantly yesterday in terrible circumstances and something you can't prepare for.
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