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1964 Peter Arundell's F2 Lotus Crash at Reims

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1964 Peter Arundell's F2 Lotus Crash at Reims

Post by Jesper Hvid » 9 years ago

Peter Arundell wrote:We were three abreast on the straight. We were having great slipstreaming sessions. I seem to remember that I was in the second row of cars. On the inside... I must have been on the inside. Going up the hill. On the uphill rise there is a right-hand kink just before you go over the brow, It happened on that kink. Richie said that I got a wheel over the edge of the track. And this sent the car sideways. He hit me. There wasn't much else he could do.
Mark Kahn wrote:Richie was Richie Ginther, the American driver. He was in a Lola. The Lotus somersaulted high in the air. Arundell was hurled out. He was catapulted some three hundred feet. Three hundred feet. Ambulance men found him unconscious beside the track. Ginther's Lola somersaulted too - four times - but by some freak chance he was uninjured.
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Arundell-interview about his return to racing, from AUTOSPORT, Feb. 4, 1966. Click to enlarge.
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Article (4 pages) about Arundell from MOTORSPORT, Dec. 2002, mentioning the accident. Two large colour pics have been omitted, as they were across pages, and impossible to scan properly, anyway. Click to enlarge.
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Post by Jacob » 5 months ago

Ginther getting a lift back from Rindt. The only related picture.

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