Deltawing sent flying

Now, crash videos aren't something we'd consider a PH staple. But this one we'll share for the sheer drama and visceral ouch factor of seeing what it's like landing on your head in a fast-moving racing car.

Not any old racing car of course. We're talking the Nissan Deltawing here, which got clouted during testing at Road Atlanta and sent flying into a crash that registered a 7G deceleration according to the onboard telemetry. Puts Dan's little shunt in his Caterham race into perspective and goes to show that even top-level racing drivers get it wrong sometimes, driver Gunnar Jeannette's feelings toward the Porsche driver who hit him made very clear indeed in the footage. Jeannette has been declared fit after the accident and Nissan mechanics are busy rebuilding the car for the Petit Le Mans race it was testing for that takes place this weekend.

Watch the vid here and get ready to wince...



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  • robmlufc 04 Nov 2012

    TimJMS said:
    Load of carp. Porsche simply didn't see the much faster Deltawing until too late. Case closed.
    You can't see the Porsche correcting a slide? Watch the video again.

  • TimJMS 04 Nov 2012

    Load of carp. Porsche simply didn't see the much faster Deltawing until too late. Case closed.

  • PhillipM 03 Nov 2012

    ^^Looked purely like a case of the delta wing driver not giving enough room for how wide his car is at the rear to be honest when you look at the onboards.
    Yes, the Porsche slid on the kerb, but he didn't move far....

  • heebeegeetee 03 Nov 2012

    zebedee said:
    it was a racing accident.
    I know, but I'm just surprised about some of the comments about the stability of the Deltawing, when it was actually a slow, over-weight lard-arse of a car that can't cope with a kerb that actually sparked the shunt in the first place.

  • zebedee 02 Nov 2012

    heebeegeetee said:
    Sorry to bump this thread up, but was it the instability of the Nissan or the instability of the Porsche that caused this crash?
    it was a racing accident.

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