Danish driver Allen Simonsen has died from injuries incurred as a result of a high speed crash at Le Mans. Simonsen lost control of his Aston Martin at Tetre Rouge and slammed into a section of guardrail which is only inches from enormous trees. It was clear from post accident pictures that the Aston made contact with these trees
We find it shocking there could be a similar safety failure, where two trees are valued more than a man's life.
A very sad day.
Simonsen seemed to put the two outside wheels on the painted surface on the outside of the fast left leading onto the Mulsanne straight. The car snapped and slammed into guard rail.