DanielPT wrote: Wizzie wrote: East Londoner wrote:
Bloody hell! It just blew up! Montoya must have been going at pretty much full whack to rupture the fuel tanks on that track dryer
One has to remember though Jet Fuel vapour in particular is notoriously volatile and will ignite at the slightest provocation.
Montoya was lucky to leave unscathed from that crash. And we should thank the tanks that those cars are for not having yet another serious accident.
Yes, it is quite lucky that all he seems to have suffered from in that accident was a bruised ankle, but I'd say that the driver of the truck is probably much more fortunate given that he probably didn't have anything like the same level of protection that Montoya did. Interestingly, Montoya's team mate, Jamie McMurray, has also come on the record to say that he felt that his car also suffered from a similar problem, as he says that the rear wheels on his car seemed to lock up as well.
"I don't know if the transmission locked up or the rear end. Something broke in the car, and it was actually freakishly something similar to I think what happened to the #42 [Montoya].
"So, I'm not real sure what happened. It was like the back tyres locked up, and I started spinning."