First of all front row iSport team mates Timo Glock and Andreas Zuber drove straight into each other – Zuber’s car passing frighteningly close to Glock’s head.
But much worse came a few corners later as Venezuelan Ernesto Viso was tipped over the barrier at frightening speed.
Viso’s escape was every bit as fortunate as Robert Kubica’s in F1 two races ago. Despite barrel-rolling his car along the barrier he suffered only concussion. The accident was frightfully reminiscent of the terrible crash that claimed Marco Campos’s life in F3000 in 1995.
Ex-F1 driver Giorgio Pantano won the race after it was restarted an hour later.