Pedro Lamy - F1 Silverstone testing 1994

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Bottom post of the previous page:

MonteCristo wrote: 2 years ago Fark. That's tubbed, and he's a lucky boy. Thanks so much @Jacob!
Its deffo more canoe than car! Indeed a lucky bloke.

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Johnny Herbert explained the crash really well on the Bring Back V10s podcast a while ago.
Shows really well how F1 was in chaos after Imola and Monaco in 1994.
https://www.spreaker.com/user/therace/b ... -ep8-edit3
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Jacob wrote: 2 years ago Unseen photos
Credit Rob Lotus

http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/cras ... ditid1=253

So Pedro Lamy was on the straight at Silverstone when the rear wing snapped off at 190mph
The car became airborne and cleared the armco
it then hit a 6" RSJ that was holding the spectator fence
that ripped the front wing off and the front off the nose, the chassis was sheared in 2 around where the wing mirrors mount
all 4 corners were ripped off the car

The crash also ripped the engine and gearbox off the chassis, thou part off the engine is still attached too the tub on the top L/H engine mount.
ripping the engine off also fractured the fuel system so the remainder off the tub with Pedro strapped in was also on fire when it careered down the spectator tunnel that happened too be there at the exact spot the car crashed.
If it had been a GP weekend that tunnel would off been full of people

The whole rear wing assembly was mounted too the gearbox and that was the initial failure point

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Extremely interesting, thanks for the photos!
Where did you find them?
I never thought the car broke like that.
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Its a miracle we can see such photos. I thought I'd never see anything more than that old photo of the front wing. Thank you so much @Jacob for getting those. Also I wonder, how was the vehicle rebuild as a show car after that?
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Motorsportrace wrote: 2 years ago
Jacob wrote: 2 years ago Unseen photos
Credit Rob Lotus

http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/cras ... ditid1=253

So Pedro Lamy was on the straight at Silverstone when the rear wing snapped off at 190mph
The car became airborne and cleared the armco
it then hit a 6" RSJ that was holding the spectator fence
that ripped the front wing off and the front off the nose, the chassis was sheared in 2 around where the wing mirrors mount
all 4 corners were ripped off the car

The crash also ripped the engine and gearbox off the chassis, thou part off the engine is still attached too the tub on the top L/H engine mount.
ripping the engine off also fractured the fuel system so the remainder off the tub with Pedro strapped in was also on fire when it careered down the spectator tunnel that happened too be there at the exact spot the car crashed.
If it had been a GP weekend that tunnel would off been full of people

The whole rear wing assembly was mounted too the gearbox and that was the initial failure point

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Extremely interesting, thanks for the photos!
Where did you find them?
I never thought the car broke like that.
No big research, found it by accident
https://www.facebook.com/groups/5977258207
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Jacob wrote: 2 years ago
Motorsportrace wrote: 2 years ago
Jacob wrote: 2 years ago Unseen photos
Credit Rob Lotus

http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/cras ... ditid1=253
So Pedro Lamy was on the straight at Silverstone when the rear wing snapped off at 190mph
The car became airborne and cleared the armco
it then hit a 6" RSJ that was holding the spectator fence
that ripped the front wing off and the front off the nose, the chassis was sheared in 2 around where the wing mirrors mount
all 4 corners were ripped off the car

The crash also ripped the engine and gearbox off the chassis, thou part off the engine is still attached too the tub on the top L/H engine mount.
ripping the engine off also fractured the fuel system so the remainder off the tub with Pedro strapped in was also on fire when it careered down the spectator tunnel that happened too be there at the exact spot the car crashed.
If it had been a GP weekend that tunnel would off been full of people

The whole rear wing assembly was mounted too the gearbox and that was the initial failure point

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Extremely interesting, thanks for the photos!
Where did you find them?
I never thought the car broke like that.
No big research, found it by accident
https://www.facebook.com/groups/5977258207
Oh well.
Sometimes, Facebook groups can be a goldmine.
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