Rallying is an incredible sport, mixing constant danger with incredible talent behind the wheel, it’s a surprise that it isn’t more popular these days. Of course, that’s more to do with the media company behind the sport than anything else. Anyway, I digress…
Like I said, rallying has a habit of treating its drivers and co-drivers to constant danger as the occupants of this M-Sport Form Puma Rally1 car proved as they veered off a narrow mountain road during the WRC’s recent round at Rallye Monte-Carlo.
Onboard footage taken from the car shows the driver Adrien Fourmaux misjudging a corner before running wide, forcing the car into a rock face to the side of the road. The car was thrown into the air before flipping over the crash barrier on the other side of the road.
Several onlookers captured the crash as the car finally came to a stop after hitting several trees. But while the car was completely destroyed, Fourmaux and his co-driver Alexandre Coria walked away without an injury.
“He has had a very heavy accident by the looks of things,” team principal Richard Millener told The Sun after the incident. “From what I can see it looks like quite a dirty corner he has gone to cut the line and I guess the cars in front have pulled a bit of mud out, and he just went head-on into a mountain, and it has just flipped him over the barrier and 20 to 30 meters down the bank.”