1932  ยป Monza Grand Prix

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Description Earl Howe had made a poor start and was last. On the first lap when approaching the second Lesmo corner, he caught up too quickly with the slower Talbot and Bugatti in front of him and Howe had to brake heavily before the slower right-hand bend. His Delage suddenly skidded to the left over a ditch, hit a tree and from there slammed with great speed into another tree where it literally wrapped itself around the tree trunk so closely that front and rear wheels almost touched. The car was totally ruined, but Earl Howe miraculously escaped uninjured with only a slight tear in his overalls. Count Giovanni Lurani in 'Racing Round the World' stated, "Fortunately, Lord Howe came off cheaply after sustaining a terrific blow on the head which smashed the crash hat which he always wore for racing, and left him somewhat dazed but otherwise almost unscratched."  
Year 1932  
Driver(s) Earl Howe
Category Open Wheelers  
Series Grand Prix (Pre-War)  
Vehicle Delage 15S8  
Country Italy  
Circuit Monza  
Event Monza Grand Prix  
Fatal No  
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Tags Collision with a Tree  

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