Kissing the wall…

12. May 2020 
by Pierre Van Vliet

“There are two categories of drivers at Indianapolis, it is said to the rookies at the drivers’ briefings on the Speedway. Those who went into the wall and… the ones that will go into the wall !”

Nelson Piquet experienced this bitterly in qualifying for the 1992 500 Miles, when he violently hurt the wall and badly broke both his legs, bad fractures that still nowadays prevent him to walk easily.

Piquet Sr returned to the Speedway one year later, and later resumed his career in Touring Cars and in GT with BMW.

Source: DR

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