I’m writing this with tears in my eyes. There was a terrible accident in Argentina a couple of hours ago.
Guido Falaschi, born October 1st 1989, passed away because of the injuries. He was running second, when a backmacker spun off, hitting him, and starting a chain effect. Guillermo Ortelli, who was 3rd, was out of control and crashed into the back of Falaschi, who had bounced from the tyre walls, leaving him in the middle of the road. Girolami then crashed Falaschi heavily.
I’m writing this seeking releif. Because it’s incredibly sad what happened and because i watched it live.
I’m not sure if the marshals were waving the yellow flags although you’d have to assume they were. I think part of the problem was that the following drivers didn’t really slow down. There was so much dust in the air but they still went through pretty quick considering they couldn’t see where they were going. Plus the tire barrier fell apart putting tires on the track. Hopefully this will lead to some safety improvements. Motor sport will never be free from fatal accidents but the sport has to learn from all of them.
Very tragic. R.I.P. Guido Falaschi. If I’m not mistaken we’ve lost Sondermann, Wheldon, Simoncelli, Tot and Falaschi this year. And if two weeks passed between the deaths of Wheldon and Sic, and between the deaths of Sic and Tot, and between the deaths of Tot and Falaschi, this is also very frightening.