Know who is Tom Pryce and why his race experience serves as a warning reminder to any fan thinking of attempting to invade a F1 race with his injuries photos and video viral once again
To prevent the start of the grand prix, protesters invaded the track at the 2022 British GP, but they should have remembered Tom Pryce’s tragic accident in 1977 to see why it was such a risky plan.
Tom Pryce 1977 Fatal Car Crash Accident Video, Photos And Cause Of Death Resurface After Just For Oil Protestors Storm Silvertone At British Grand Prix 2022
Your gonna resist by being turned into a fucking red mist at 200 mph?https://t.co/trOJCgfgmZ
this is what fucking happens if your on an active fucking race track.
do you even know the fucking danger your putting everybody in?
do you want to fucking kill somebody?
— don_chan (@don_chanLIVE) July 3, 2022
The “delay” wasn’t the risk. The risk was a horrific death
Parking yourself on an active 200mph race track risks not only your life but those of the drivers, marshals and nearby fans
— Christian Hewgill 🎙 (@ChrisHewgill) July 4, 2022
Can I please remind you guys of what happens, when a car travelling at extreme speeds its someone who has gained unauthorised access to a high speed f1 straight, people for a lack of a better word, disintegrate and a nation looses its only f1 driver… Tom Pryce pic.twitter.com/ZszIvGhUSu
— MC BRESE (@LilKeithFlint_) July 3, 2022
F1 British GP in limelight as Protestors attempt to invade Race Track
In a curious way, the way Zhou Guanyu’s crash at the start of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone turned out was fortuitous for Formula 1. Due to the severity of the Alfa Romeo’s collision, it became stuck between the catch-fencing and the Abbey tire barrier.
For the motorist to be cared for and receive the necessary medical attention, accidents like those call for raising a red flag right away. In this instance, race control stopped the competition as race leader Max Verstappen was approaching the Wellington Straight after rounding The Loop.
A bunch of protesters could have jumped the barriers and been seated on the track down the Wellington Straight to the left of the racing line if this hadn’t occurred, putting F1 in a much more dangerous situation. This was extremely careless and endangered countless lives because no one should ever attend a racetrack that is already running.
F1 Racer Tom Pryce’s Tragic Accident and Fatal Consequences to Invader
Tom Pryce’s tragic accident during the 1977 South African Grand Prix demonstrates why the protesters’ tactics were so risky. It would be reckless to even consider trying to enter a real racetrack. At the beginning of the race, when the vehicles are packed together closely, the drivers are frequently blind and unable to respond to what is happening in front of them because they are unable to see it.
When two marshals went across the track to tend to Renzo Zorzi’s own Shadow car, which was on fire, at the 1977 South African Grand Prix, Shadow driver Tom Pryce was killed. Just as drivers Hans-Joachim Stuck and Pryce crested the hill, the first marshal barely made it across the track.
Stuck somehow managed to jink right, missing the two marshals by the thinnest of margins. Pryce, meanwhile, was hidden behind Stuck’s back wing and was unable to see the approaching marshals.
Marshal Frederik Jansen van Vuuren was fatally injured when Pryce struck him. Van Vuuren was carrying a fire extinguisher, which Pryce’s crash helmet was struck by and injured his head. At the conclusion of the pit straight, Pryce’s vehicle landed in the catch fence. Van Vuuren’s injuries were so serious that it took marshals until the following day’s roll call to realize he had vanished.