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Ricardo Teixei crashes at Formula Two Marrakech – Click above to watch the video after the jump

As a rule of thumb, crashes aren't as big a deal when you're on track in a professional race as they would be on public roads. But once in a while, the world of motorsports suffers a crash so spectacular that it eclipses convention.

The latest involved a driver by the name of Ricardo Teixeira. After working his way up through Formula BMW, Formula 3 and GP2, the Portugese-Angolan driver now races in the new Formula Two championship.

This past weekend the series went to Marrakech, Morocco, for a double-header. Teixeira scored a career-best fifth place in the first race, but in the second, he hit the back of another F2 car, sending him airborne. He landed (fortunately) right-side up, only to hit a concrete wall, and was lucky enough to walk away from the shunt relatively unscathed. Follow the jump to watch the footage from rival Paul Rees' car, where you can see Teixeira's car doing an impeccable Superman impression.

[Source: Autosport]

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        use the boost to get through!
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      More angles. I'm guessing brake failure?

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      Just quivering at the thought of that thing clipping the top of a car ahead of it... that would've made Zanardi's horrific crash seem tame. Thank God for that...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought he did that with Merlin, "your gonna do what!!??"
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      Definitely was not prepared for the car to enter from the top of the frame. That was insanity.
      • 4 Years Ago
      also, F2 looks fascinating and there needs to be more in-car footage.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Big heavy bricks were shat after that one i'm sure.
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        I haven't seen a car fly like that since Mercedes proved they don't know a damn thing about high speed aerodynamics at Le Mans Mulsanne...
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        Looks like a wheel-to-wheel contact in the braking zone. What probably would only be a minor mistake w/penalty in any fendered series turns into quite a takeoff. The fact that drivers can walk away from crashes like these is truly a testament to the safety of modern race cars.

        The flying Mercedes problem was something entirely different. Flat-bottomed sports cars are much more yaw-sensitive than their open-wheel counterparts. We've seen several lift-offs in recent years before the regulations changes in 2009.
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      If you jump the chicane is it considered cutting the track?
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      Dang, that dude must have had a pilots license.
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      I thought the wings were to KEEP THEM from flying...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Goose, I'll hit the brakes, he'll fly right by.
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