Video: Timo Glock crash

Questions will surely be asked about safety standards at the Albert Park circuit following this monster crash for Timo Glock. He ran wide at turn 12 on lap 45 and hit a series of bumps that totalled his Toyota. He was extremely lucky to escape injury in the worst accident of a crash-strewn race.

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21 comments on Video: Timo Glock crash

  1. Rohan said on 16th March 2008, 7:09

    All it’ll take is the smoothing out of that grass verge. Either that or concreting that run-off area.

  2. Dan Brunell said on 16th March 2008, 7:18

    I think Bernie just found another reason to screw Australia out of a race.

  3. Nico Savidge said on 16th March 2008, 7:21

    Considering all of the advances that F1 has made in safety over the past decade, I find it strange that there are still spots like that at a track. If that’s turn 9 (and I think it is), it’s the spot where we saw a whole bunch of cars run wide during practice and quali (most notably, Robert Kubica). Without that bump, Timo Glock probably loses some time but recovers to stay in the race. With it, he went out of control, could’ve had a much bigger accident, and might have been hurt (like Steve Matchett was saying in the clip).

    By the way – watch that video soon. FOM’s gonna be on it ike flies on… well… a rude word that starts with "s"

  4. del said on 16th March 2008, 7:28

    Wasn’t schumi’s crash at Albert Park in 2006 very similar? ran wide, hit a bump in the grass and got speared into the wall. I dont think the car flew to the same extent, but the cause of the accident was the same, uneven surface in the runoff at the exit of a bend.

  5. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 16th March 2008, 7:57

    Yeah it was like Schumacher’s but that was at the last corner. Montoya also had problems there in that race.

  6. Mark said on 16th March 2008, 9:01

    Nico it was on the way out of Turn 11 and 12.
    Not as many go offs at that spot as turn 9 but still a big heap throughout the weekend. Especially in the support categories.

  7. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 16th March 2008, 9:03

    Were you there then Mark?

  8. Mark said on 16th March 2008, 10:20

    Naah mate, although I wish I was.

    Channel Ten played 7 1/2 of coverage for Sunday which included all the V8 Supercar action.

    By the way Keith, the website is looking fantastic. It is the first thing I look at when I get to work each day.

  9. Mark said on 16th March 2008, 10:49

    7 1/2 hours of course.

  10. Daniel said on 16th March 2008, 11:18

    cmon guys, wat u expect, its a street circuit!

    and this is almost the same this happened to Frosty(Mark Winterbottom) for the V8s at Bathurst last year.

  11. Christopher said on 16th March 2008, 18:31

    FOM have wasted no time in getting this video taken down. On a Sunday too!

  12. Fer no 65 said on 16th March 2008, 19:13

    FOM can go to hell really!… ¬¬’ !

  13. glock was lucky it wasn’t worse -and yes another excuse for el dueche (compact version) to kill this venue off – any excuse will do really

  14. motorrad said on 16th March 2008, 21:12

    FOM, Bernie, Speed Vision can all go take a flying leap! I’ve been a fan of F1 for decades, now you can’t find a competent commentary, video, or Telly listing for the races. Go ahead delete the aussie race Bernie, watching this circus has just become too much fuss. Why not hold it in your back yard for invited guests only!
    Count me as a former fan,

  15. Connor said on 17th March 2008, 20:07

    I Wus just in front of that barrier.
    it wuz awfull..
    he got winded.. and his car is in no fit state =P

  16. Pink Peril said on 18th March 2008, 23:16

    I think a lot of the problem with Glock’s accident is the drought we have been having over the last few years. The ground is dry, cracked & dusty (as you can see from the cloud of dust that billowed up behind him) once you run wide and are off the tarmac you have no hope of getting any grip.

  17. Rory said on 19th March 2008, 19:32

    it would be intresting if there was an onboard replay. It would have shown how bad it really was….

  18. JavierS. said on 23rd March 2008, 19:53

    I have to say that due to time change (I live in Central America) the race started at 11.00 p.m. so i fell asleep before this crash. As Daniel said it ‘s a street circuit, but there is ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE for having "bumps" in the grass that cause the car to fly in the sky. Besides  (No offense), there are bigger markets to explore by F1. It would be hard to see Melbourne go, but times change, and Formula 1 is a business.

  19. Jane70 said on 26th March 2008, 0:08

    Having been standing there watching the accident happen (I am a race official)  between turn 12 & 12.6, I can assure you that there is no bumps in the grass, and that the bump is actually part of a curb for a side road that comes onto the street when it is not a circuit.  It has never been covered in any other AGP’s, however to appease the money man probably will now.

  20. Daniel said on 1st April 2008, 11:48

    every track has its dangerous bits, but what can u do?

    a track is not a track without any risks

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