1976  ยป United States Grand Prix

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Description On Lap 15, the Ensign of Jacky Ickx went wide in Turn 6, a left-hander entering the 'Anvil' section of the course (known among spectators as 'The Boot'). The car suddenly snapped right and hit the Armco barrier head on. The nose went under the bottom rail, and the car split in two with the rear section spinning back onto the track in flames. Ickx stepped out of the wreckage of the cockpit and hobbled to the grass, where he collapsed with injuries to both his legs and ankles. Emerson Fittipaldi, who had been following him, said it was one of the worst accidents he had ever seen, and that he could hear the explosion of the car hitting the barrier above his engine and through his helmet and earplugs  
Year 1976  
Driver(s) Jacky Ickx
Category Open Wheelers  
Series Formula 1  
Vehicle Ensign N176  
Country United States  
Circuit Watkins Glen  
Event United States Grand Prix  
Fatal No  
Also Involved  
YouTube Link  
Photo Credit Motorsport.com/farmfresh1004 (Ebay)  
Tags Fire  

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