Here is the amazing footage of Ricardo Teixeira’s huge airborne crash in the second race at Marrakech, Morocco, from the cockpit camera of Paul Rees. This was the FIA Formula Two Race on May 2, 2010.
The crash occured when Portugese-Angolan driver Ricardo Teixeira was trying to overtake driver Ivan Samarin. When Samarin blocked Teixeira and applied the brakes, Teixeira’s car touched the back end of Samarin’s, and Teixeira suddenly found himself launched airborn.
Teixeira said in a interview with Autosport magazine, “It was the first big crash I’ve ever had and it was very strange. I had a good exit and boosted, so I was catching a lot. I went to the middle and he moved to block, and then slowed. I just hit the back of his gearbox and went straight up. At first all I was thinking was angry at him, then I realised I was up in the air and turning – when I looked down and thought ‘I can see all the cars down there!’ Then I saw where I was going to land and just crossed my arms for the hit, but it wasn’t too bad.”
Both Teixeira and Samarind were fine after the crash, as were the other three drivers impacted by the crash.