Watch de Silvestro’s almighty practice crash here

HVM driver Simona De Silvestro is thankfully recovering well in hospital following a gigantic crash in practice for the 2011 Indy 500.

The popular Swiss driver lost control entering Turn 3 after a suspected suspension failure, almost launching her car into the catch fencing. However, after a secondary impact at Turn 4, De Silvestro’s fuel tank appeared to rupture and catch alight, causing second degree burns to the sophomore racer’s hands.

[Article by Matt Lennon, IndyCar Correspondent; video via MY89Motorsport2]

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