Maria del Villota have reappeared after her terrible accident back in July 3rd.
She have told the press that because of the lost of her right eye her life have changed dramatically. Maria said that she remember everything about the accident and also talked about her reaction when the doctor told her she would lost her eye. At first she was very disappointed because that will meant losing any opportunity to keep driving for the Marussia F1 team but, Maria have had some reflection time and realized that she saved her life and have many reasons why to be grateful.
And indeed Maria has to be very grateful because the next image is from a 3D model of her skull with the damages that the collision caused her, you can see how the side of her right eye was smashed even though she was wearing her helmet. As I’ve said in a past post about the dangers of open wheelers, this is a risk that unfortunately these drivers have to take while the FIA come up with a solution for this mayor threat.
Because in motoracing a big part of your success depends on many factors that are out of your control, luck is a key element if you are a racing driver. In this case the driver in the video obviously had not luck at all.
Unfortunately for Taki Inoue luck seems to turn its back on his career as a racing driver.He was one of those drivers who are know because they’ve set the worst records in the sport.
He have a record that will be difficult to match or pass by any other driver, even if they wanted to do so. Taki was hit by the safety car twice in different races; the first time was in Monaco in 1995 and the second time, three months later at Hungary. It is very weird seeing a safety car colliding with a racing car, marshall or driver due to the training and expertise of the man behind the steering wheel, but in this case Taki’s lack of luck made this unusual record possible.
Taki Inoue is actually very active in twitter so here is his twitter profile, check it out and follow him. He have great sense of humor and twits about actual formula one, always trying to look it from the funny side.