I have spent two seasons shooting for cars in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge here in Canada. The racing is fantastic and the level of driving talent means that serious crashes are rare and the cars are so robust that injuries are thankfully even more rare. It is easy to forget that racing these types of car is still dangerous business.
Seventeen year old Pedro Piquet, son of three time Formula 1 World Champion Nelson Piquet, is cutting his teeth in the GT3 Cup Challenge in the family’s native Brazil. During yesterday’s race at Goiânia, Piquet made contact with another car and left the racing surface. As the car hits the grass, the left side tires dig into the soft ground and send the Porsche flying. Rolling and flipping at least nine times, the car finally landed back on its wheels.
It is a testament to the strength of the 911 and the safety systems used that the driver only sustained minor injuries. Minor enough that he was able to post a selfie from his hospital bed.