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#1 FLB

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:00

Allan Simonsen has died...

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#2 Yhamm

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:03

it is true... simonsen died

#3 FLB

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:03

Not a rumour: http://www.google.co....48293060,d.dmg

#4 Absulute

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:04

Damn.

#5 superdelphinus

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:05

Group lotus put it on their twitter :(

#6 nosecone

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:05

nooooo.


said news. RIP :(

Edited by nosecone, 22 June 2013 - 16:10.


#7 olliek88

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:06

Jesus christ. RIP Allan Simonsen.

#8 Juablo

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:06

Horrible news, RIP

#9 pingu666

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:06

oh no the aston driver died :(

#10 Ghostrider

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:06

Jesus, that is sad. :(

#11 superdelphinus

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:06

Just said on Eurosport too

#12 anbeck

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:06

That is terrible news...

#13 pacificquay

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:06

Very very sad news

#14 S3baman

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:07

:cry: :cry: :cry: Allan Simonsen has passed away due to the crash earlier in the race. My condolences to all the family members as well as the team members

#15 Mc_Silver

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:07

Oh no :( :( :( :(

#16 Xeriks

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:07

Terrible news :( RIP Allan Simonsen.

#17 chrisblades85

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:07

Oh no :cry:

#18 BullHead

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:07

aw jeez. i thought he was conscious and all that

#19 Andy35

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:07

That is bad news. Lack of news after crash was worrying. It will always happen in this sport we love but it does not make it any easier to hear

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#20 SamH123

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:07

no way..?
It didn't look too bad a crash :(
RIP..

#21 Ghostrider

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:07

Haven't watched all race but earlier the info was that he was relatively ok. :cry:

#22 joshb

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:08

Bloody hell, RIP Allan Simonsen

#23 sergeym

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:09

aw jeez. i thought he was conscious and all that


Sadly, being consious does not rule out having life threatening injures :( RIP

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:10

no way..?
It didn't look too bad a crash :(
RIP..


Oliver Gavin (who ran behind the Aston when it went off) suggested that the Aston may have hit a tree directly behind the barrier, which we saw in pieces.

#25 Diablobb81

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:12

Sad news. :( RIP

#26 SR388

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:12

God, this is terrible. RIP.

#27 D.M.N.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:15

RIP Allan. :(

(have split the news off to a separate thread)

#28 Yhamm

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:20

the official statement : http://www.24h-leman...1746_11429.html

rip :(

#29 MrFondue

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:21

Terrible news . RIP :(

Edited by MrFondue, 22 June 2013 - 16:24.


#30 cheesy poofs

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:28

Now I understand why the car was covered up and taken directly to race scrutineering instead of being returned to the team to assess the damage.

Very sad.

#31 discover23

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:28

So sad.. I am turning off the TV.

#32 Longtimefan

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:29

Oh god no...

..I'm just stunned :cry:

#33 Andrew Hope

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:30

Onboard from the Corvette shows the accident beginning.

It feels like the accident was much harder than it should've been at that part of the track.



#34 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:31

Wtf? That didn't look like that big a crash, but I also haven't seen the replay. Just the car spinning at the end.

#35 Disgrace

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:32

The car appears to have hit a tree, fans on Twitter and Oliver Gavin reported seeing bits of bark on the ground (though bits of debris may have caused that).

Edited by Disgrace, 22 June 2013 - 16:35.


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:33

RIP. :cry:

#37 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:35

They were repairing the guardrail afterwards so I guess if it's 'soft' and you hit it head on and get the bit right in front of a tree? But otherwise that looks like a 'normal' crash.

#38 Dispenser89

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:35

RIP. Thoughts to his family and friends.

#39 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:46

RIP to that guy, car wasn't in especially bad shape after, from the video Andrew posted.

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#40 steferrari

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:47

RIP. :cry:

#41 jj2728

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:49

Condolences to his family, friends and Aston Martin teammates.
Another sad day in motor racing.
RIP

#42 Jambo

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:52

RIP

Looked like a very big hit on the driver side.

Edited by Jambo, 22 June 2013 - 16:53.


#43 TC3000

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:54

sad day & start of the race

Vale Allan

my condolence to all his friends, family & the team
I worked with him a few years back during his V8Supercar gig, top bloke all round and a bloody good driver too - very sad news.
As a friend of mine (who died in a acrobatic plane crash), used to say "if it´s worth living for, it´s worth dieing for"
He loved what he did, and paid the ultimate price for his passion, but he did what he loved to do most - R.I.P. Allan


#44 Crafty

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 16:58

RIP.

It was a big hit, the left side of the car was quite heavily damaged and it'd obviously penetrated the barrier.

Nevertheless its quite a shock, I guess thats just a reflection of how safe motorsport is nowadays.



#45 PayasYouRace

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 17:01

That's very sad, especially considering that it didn't look like that bad an accident. I didn't know much about him, but RIP dear fellow. :cry:

#46 Myrvold

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 17:02

It was a big hit, the left side of the car was quite heavily damaged and it'd obviously penetrated the barrier.


The theory about the tree, seems partly unlikely now, as the car hit the barrier on the right side, and the driver sits on left. It seems more likely that it was internal, not external that caused this.

#47 DrProzac

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 17:06

Very sad. RIP.

#48 Anderis

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 17:15

This his how it often looks like. The most dangerous crashes are often not the most spectacular. I really didn't expect it to be a fatal crash when I saw it.

RIP. :(

#49 Andrew Hope

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 17:25

Someone on a thread on another board posted this screen from Facebook: I don't imagine I'm going to see anything sadder for quite some time.

:cry:.

#50 Nemo1965

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 17:27

This his how it often looks like. The most dangerous crashes are often not the most spectacular. I really didn't expect it to be a fatal crash when I saw it.

RIP. :(


I think it's because crashes in which the car spins, sheds bodyparts, spins again, and soforth look more dangerous because they look spectacular. But with an accident like this - and like that of Dale Earnhardt, which also looked relatively calm - all the energy of the crash is channeled to one moment.