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Indy 500

I didn't see the race, Franchitti won, but OMG look at this crash

YouTube - IndyCar - Indy 500 2010 - Mike Conway Horrible Crash!

the guy, fellow Brit, Mike Conway, is OK bar a broken leg,
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Holy sh*t........and only a broken leg.....
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Brits came home in all 3 podium places, for the first time in history in this years 500.

And lucky though Conway is, it's a bit more than a 'broken leg'. His injuries were described by doctors as 'Gruesome' and involve ligament and tendon tears in knees and ankles. It'll be a very, long road back to recovery for the lad.
 
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And lucky though Conway is, it's a bit more than a 'broken leg'. His injuries were described by doctors as 'Gruesome' and involve ligament and tendon tears in knees and ankles. It'll be a very, long road back to recovery for the lad.
He's still an incredibly lucky boy, and if he doesn't realise that then there's something far wrong with him
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update on his condition here

Sky Sports | Motor Sport | News | Conway out for three months

sidelined for three months, racing drivers are made from different stuff to mere mortals
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Out for three months is incredible, fair play to the lad.
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20 Years ago he would of been put in a body bag. Who ever constructed his car saved his life.
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Still photo of the car disintegrating.........Conway just along for the flight.......wishing him a full and speedy recovery.........

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I watched the race live on tv and was sure he was a gonner. The cars are bombproof nowadays.
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Those indy cars look like they just fall apart when they crash. F1 cars seem to absorb impacts much better than the monocoque surrounding the driver is much stronger imo. E.g. mark webber's crash was at comparable speed and he also flipped it, but walked away uninjured.
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Those indy cars look like they just fall apart when they crash. F1 cars seem to absorb impacts much better than the monocoque surrounding the driver is much stronger imo. E.g. mark webber's crash was at comparable speed and he also flipped it, but walked away uninjured.
Indycars are incredibly tough, as all modern top level single seaters are. Bits fly off of them, just as bits fly off of F1 cars, taking energy away with them and away from the drivers safety cell.

Watch the clip again, the safety cell survives perfectly, just as designed.
 
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Indycars are incredibly tough, as all modern top level single seaters are. Bits fly off of them, just as bits fly off of F1 cars, taking energy away with them and away from the drivers safety cell.

Watch the clip again, the safety cell survives perfectly, just as designed.
I know, but the safety cell looks less good compared to f1 cars imo.
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I know, but the safety cell looks less good compared to f1 cars imo.
Perhaps because we never see F1 cars take that sort of impact?
 
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