Audi R18 TDI race car driven by Allan McNish destroyed in massive wreck during opening hour of Le Mans
This is a horrific wreck which occurred during the opening hour of the race. The R18 TDI driven by Allan McNish attempted to make a pass to gain the overall lead and the space just was not there. The R18 collided with a 458 and the Audi just went flying into the guard rail with debris spraying everywhere upon impact. Fortunately, McNish was able to walk away and has been taken to a local hospital for scans and evaluation. It is a miracle this was not worse and that the spectators and photographers were not harmed.
458 driver Anthony Beltoise: "I have absolutely no idea what happened. I was on my second lap after a pit stop. I didn't even see the Audi coming up behind me."