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Video: The story of Joakim Bonnier’s fatal crash Le Mans 1972

Submitted by on January 10, 2014

1972 Le Mans crash This unique video tells the story of a fatal racing accident from a fellow driver’s perspective.

In this vintage video we see Vic Elford tell the story of the fateful day he raced Le Mans in 1972, the day which Joakim Bonnier lost his life between the Mulsanne Corner and Indianapolis. Bonnier had collided with the Ferrari Daytona of Florian Vetsch and been catapulted into the bushes, Elford was competing in the race when he came across the wreck. This is his tale of accounts.

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