Race Car Driver Helps Opponent Out of Car After Crash (Video)


While car accidents are not unusual in professional racing, they often end in verbal exchanges,  angry finger-pointing, or worse in the U.S.

However, the scene was much different on the Mount Panorama circuit in Australia on Saturday when V8 Supercar drivers Warren Luff and Craig Lowndes were making a practice run for the Bathurst 1000.

Luff lost control of his car while coming into a turn and smashed into Lowndes' vehicle, noted Jalopnik.com (video below).

After Lowndes got out of his car, he immediately helped Luff out of his vehicle.

Neither man was injured and they gave each other a hug.

"I'm fine, just obviously very disappointed for the team and obviously for Craig," Luff told ABC.Net.Au. "Big thanks to Craig for helping me get out of the car, that was great."

“When I got out of the car I saw his on its side and I wanted to get him out,” Lowndes told Fox Sports Australia. “He’s a lanky bugger and he had his legs stuck around the column, but we got him out.”

Sources: Fox Sports Australia, Jalopnik.com, ABC.Net.Au


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