Is that so or not? It is not – more than 4 years after the very first blogpost it is opportune to have a closer look at this topic, not a very simple one. Quite a few of the past blogposts dealt with this subject, in a quite broad range: from minor accidents to the 1955 Le Mans disaster (please see at the end „Retrospective“). Accidents are not accidental.
Also The Castiron was not spared from car accidents, on road and track; till now, he always remained uninjured, thank the Lord! Every review, every analysis showed: the accident did not happen accidentally.
Some accident causes, to name just a few key points: inattentiveness, distraction, overrate oneself, lack of ability to drive and of car control – finally, almost always, it is human failure, even with rather seldom material defects (material made by people), even under difficult external factors (such as the weather, bad road surfaces, unpredictable racetrack conditions).
Not for the first time this conclusion: participating in driver trainings are very helpful and of great benefit - sometimes lifesaving! Latter is not guaranteed, but you never have full guarantee of life and death in this world here. Be alert and humble – have a safe and effective drive, on the track or on the road.
See you next Friday. - God bless you, all the best! The Castiron
12 NORDSCHLEIFE BERGWERK 1976 Niki Lauda
45 TREMBLING HANDS The Castiron
60 NORDSCHLEIFE 201710 The Castiron
61 MERDE Sébastien Buemi
86 JIM CLARK 1968
112 NOT HUNDRED JUST NINETY-NINE François Cevert
120 PAUL WALKER 2013
121 HUMBLE The Castiron
127 DRIVER OF THE YEAR 2018 Sebastian Vettel
139 STEFAN BELLOF 1984
141 JO SIFFERT – THE CHEQUE BOOK
155 GERHARD MITTER 1969
156 THE INDESTRUCTIBLE Clay Regazzoni
171 DRAMATICALLY OVERSHADOWED
195 CIGAR HERBIE Herbert Müller
202 LE MANS 1955
208 ON THE ROOF The Castiron