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5 August 2023

  • curprev 13:0713:07, 5 August 2023SpaceManiac888 talk contribs 223,579 bytes +25,243 The 1978 Italian Grand Prix saw Niki Lauda claim victory after Mario Andretti was penalised for jumping the start. Andretti did, however, claim the World Championship, but under tragic circumstances as teammate Ronnie Peterson died a day after a horrific first lap accident. Unlike the other broadcasts, the raw feed was available for several years at least, but the ABC coverage had not been recovered until January 2023. This will be the last one I will cover for now.

3 August 2023

  • curprev 15:4115:41, 3 August 2023SpaceManiac888 talk contribs 198,336 bytes +22,320 An infamous one, the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix was nearly boycotted by the drivers after discovering lax safety measures at the Montjuïc circuit. Legal issues forced them to race, but an accident involving Hill-Ford's Rolf Stommelen caused the deaths of four spectators and severely injured the German. The race was abruptly ended, with McLaren-Ford's Jochen Mass claiming his only win, and March-Ford's Lella Lombardi becoming to date the only woman to score World Championship points.

2 August 2023

  • curprev 18:4918:49, 2 August 2023SpaceManiac888 talk contribs 176,016 bytes +20,825 The 1974 United States Grand Prix culminated the title fight, with Emerson Fittipaldi prevailing. Carlos Reutemann took victory at the event, leading from start to finish. Sadly, the event is known for a horrible freak accident that claimed the life of Helmuth Koinigg. Since then, safety on Armco barriers and Formula One in general has improved, as Romain Grosjean's 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix crash proved.

1 August 2023

  • curprev 16:5416:54, 1 August 2023SpaceManiac888 talk contribs 155,191 bytes +16,297 The 1970 Dutch Grand Prix marked the famous Lotus 72's first World Championship victory, courtesy of eventual champion Jochen Rindt. Sadly, the race is most known for Piers Courage's horrendous accident on lap 23.

29 July 2023

  • curprev 09:4409:44, 29 July 2023SpaceManiac888 talk contribs 138,894 bytes +22,173 At the 1977 South African Grand Prix, Niki Lauda claimed his first victory following his near-fatal crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix. However, I suspect even non-F1 fans may have heard about the fatal accident in this race. If I mention it involved a fire extinguisher... yeah, I think you know which accident I am referring to. RIP Frederik Jansen van Vuuren and Tom Pryce.

4 June 2023

  • curprev 10:4710:47, 4 June 2023SpaceManiac888 talk contribs 116,721 bytes +15,404 The 1966 Belgian Grand Prix was not thrilling, John Surtees dominating proceedings in the end. However, this is arguably the most important race in Formula One's history. Jackie Stewart suffered an horrendous accident, where only intervention from Graham Hill and Bob Bondurant prevented his death at the circuit. His ordeal led him to campaign for stricter safety standards. Without his influence, many more fatalities would have occurred throughout Formula One's history.

2 June 2023

  • curprev 15:1515:15, 2 June 2023SpaceManiac888 talk contribs 101,317 bytes +15,918 Jacky Ickx scored his first win at the 1968 French Grand Prix in dominant fashion. Sadly, the event is overshadowed by Jo Schlesser's fatal accident, where he stood no chance of escaping a burning magnesium vehicle. The strong warning posed by the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans disaster was sadly ignored. The race did not enjoy much television coverage, but rumours persist of a French ORTF broadcast. A small highlights package by Austrian channel ORF has additionally resurfaced.

31 May 2023

  • curprev 13:4613:46, 31 May 2023SpaceManiac888 talk contribs 85,399 bytes +18,307 Denny Hulme's first win is overshadowed by Lorenzo Bandini's terrible accident at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix. Straw bales, a television helicopter going too close to the crash scene, and unprepared marshals contributed towards his needless suffering. Some ORTF live coverage is publicly available, as is an ABC colour highlights package... which contained close-up footage of the rescue which is way too graphic and disturbing to be linked to in this article. Horrendous stuff indeed.

30 May 2023

  • curprev 10:0910:09, 30 May 2023SpaceManiac888 talk contribs 67,092 bytes +67,092 Created page with "{{NSFL|discussion of fatal and serious motor racing accidents/disturbing visuals}} {{InfoboxLost |title=<center>Formula One (races featuring fatal and/or serious accidents)</center> |image=1961italiangrandprix2.jpg |imagecaption=Programme for the 1961 Italian Grand Prix. |status=<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found'''</span> }} Since its inception in 1950, '''Formula One has hosted numerous Grand Prix that have featured fatal and/or serious accidents'''. This..."