212 ACCIDENTALLY ACCIDENTS

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

Recommendation:       http://thecastiron.ch/en/instructor.html

 

Retrospective (Exzerpt)

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    

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