During a private test session at Silverstone, Pedro Lamy had a serious crash.
He was between Abbey Curve and Bridge, when the rear wing snapped off at 150mph.
The car became airborne and cleared the armco, then hit a 6" RSJ that was holding the spectator fence: this 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, though part of the engine was still attached to the tub on the top L/H engine mount.
The fuel system was also fractured, so the remainder of the car, with Pedro still strapped in, caught fire.
The car was tossed along a walkway and into a spectator tunnel; If it had been a GP weekend, that tunnel would have been full of people.
Lamy broke both kneecaps and a thigh, and sat in the sidelines for over a year.
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