1995 Photo Contest, Sports, 3rd prize

Arthur Thill


01 January, 1994

The Formula One season of 1994 not only claimed the life of Ayrton Senna (Brazil), it also brought a narrow escape for Jos Verstappen (The Netherlands). At the German Grand Prix Verstappen was trapped in his Benetton-Ford when fuel splashing all over the vehicle due to mechanical failure ignited. It took seconds before the mechanics could get away from the inferno, which was brought under control just before it reached the refueling station. Thanks to the swift action of firefighters, he escaped with only minor injuries.

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Arthur Thill

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