Start, Interlagos, 2010

Interlagos sees second fatal accident in two weeks

2011 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Start, Interlagos, 2010
Start, Interlagos, 2010

Interlagos, the home of the Brazilian Grand Prix, has seen its second fatal crash in as many weeks.

Paulo Kunze died this morning from injuries sustained in a crash at the circuit on Sunday. The 67-year-old’s Stock Paulista car hit the barriers at Curva do Sol and rolled several times.

It comes two weeks after Gustavo Sondermann lost his life following a crash on the start/finish straight.

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Sepang, 2011
Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Sepang, 2011

In the wake of Sondermann’s crash the race organisers announced changes to the run-off at the circuit in time for this year’s F1 race.

Felipe Massa paid tribute to Sondermann during the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend, carrying the driver’s name on his crash helmet.

Thanks to Aldo Gamboa for the tip.

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