Video: Driver hits dog in F1 support race

The GP2 sprint race at the Istanbul circuit this morning has been disrupted due to animals on the circuit.

Halfway through the race a furious Bruno Senna brought his wrecked iSport car into the garage having collided with a dog on the back straight.

A second dog was seen running around turn two and the organisers quickly deployed the safety car while it was caught. (Update; there is a video below, not for the squeamish).

Keeping animals out of racing circuits is always difficult. Last year Anthony Davidson’s race at Montreal was ruined when he hit an animal.

But the consequences can be much worse. Former F1 driver Cristiano da Matta suffered severe head injuries when he hit a deer during Champ Car testing at Elkhart Lake.

ISport team principal Paul Jackson was understandably concerned: “People are going to have to look at it and see what action needs to be taken. The organisers need to take a serious look at that.”

Bruno, nephew of Ayrton Senna, postponed his racing career for several years following his uncle’s death at San Marino in 1994.

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21 comments on Video: Driver hits dog in F1 support race

  1. Chas said on 11th May 2008, 14:38

    sadly doggie heaven got another visitor today

  2. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 11th May 2008, 15:52

    Sush, there’s a bit on Bruno here: The four drivers fighting for a 2009 F1 drive

  3. the limit said on 12th May 2008, 16:14

    In NASCAR, Bruno would have been classified as ‘getting the lucky dawg’.

  4. Sush said on 13th May 2008, 13:07

    Thanks for the JUMP Keith.

    My money would be on Rahal though on being more successful.

  5. max said on 13th May 2008, 13:13

    yeah right…not even one video shows all that happened..all I have seen on every site providing this scene was a censored video…come on..

  6. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 13th May 2008, 13:39

    I think this video gives an accurate enough impression of what happened. Do you really need to see the poor dog in pieces to know it died Max?

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