• May 26, 2011
Crashed Ferrari FXX at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Click above for high-res image gallery

It was Sunday morning at the Ferrari Racing Days at Laguna Seca, and the Corse Clienti cars were out on track when corners workers began waving the black flag to bring all the drivers into the pits. Everyone came in, save for one of the three FXXs.

Moments later, we confirmed our fears: the driver had gone off track at the Corkscrew and stuffed the nose of the FXX into the tire wall.

We don't know exactly what went wrong, but fortunately, the damage to the car seemed fairly minor and not serious enough to have hurt the driver. For the most part, it looked like the car will just need new front bodywork, and we wouldn't be surprised if it was ready in time for its next scheduled outing next month in Montreal. You can get a closer look at the damaged FXX in the high-res gallery below.


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      third3ye82
      • 3 Years Ago
      $100K nose job...
      kevsflanagan
      • 3 Years Ago
      As much as I cringed I grinned twice as much just knowing that baby was be driving hard!
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you can afford to race an FXX, then I have no sympathy for you when you bang one up. Sorry...
      Young Oh
      • 3 Years Ago
      that'll buff right out
      StegRacing@youtube
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmmm, this one actually MIGHT buff out.. Damn, instead of lame that was truthful :(
      mbukukanyau
      • 3 Years Ago
      These Ferarri's are no good to take out on the race track, just too few of them, worth too much money.. While they are awesome, you do not want to be mixing it up there with F430's in one of these
        Catapult
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        Far be it from the owner to DRIVE his car. It's his car and I would much rather see this type of thing happening then seeing it sit in a warehouse never to be enjoyed.
          Damien Lo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Catapult
          You're right, too many Ferraris end up sitting in warehouses and garages, the annual mileage they accumulate is just an absolute waste. Cars are built to be driven, to be enjoyed... Ferrari owners do that!
          SloopJohnB
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Catapult
          Well, at least the owner had an object lesson in understeer....
        Eddie
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        The only function of the FXX is to be on the track. This isn't an Enzo... that is to say you can't possibly keep it in a personal museum or garage: Ferrari doesn't let it out of their sight. Buying an FXX is basically buying a license to house and grant to you access to race it at a number of organised events - such as this one - around the world. Unless I am hugely mistaken, the idea of not racing an FXX because it's too valuable is fundamentally flawed. It isn't really a "collector" car. If you want a Ferrari to sit pretty in your showroom, buy an Enzo.
        Redline
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        What? I don't even think they are legal on the road? Where else will you drive them if not on the track then? Huge Fail Post there.
      Alex
      • 3 Years Ago
      Unfortunate, but I'd be more upset if it was a standard Enzo. Its a race car and at least he was driving it hard. Knew it had to be corkscrew before I read that... reminds me of the ~$12,000,000 Ferrari that crashed last year but not quite as upsetting...
      951
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sadly, this was the fastest of the 3 FXX's there that event and this put it out for the weekend. This driver also spun in turn 4, without incident. He was wringing the piss out of that FXX, and it was incredible to watch. He may or may not have changed underwear. We had to wait until Ferrari mechanics were driven to the car to assess how to best extract it from the gravel. Oddly, they ended up using straps on the rear wheels.
      craigvachon
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was at the corkscrew when the FXX crashed. Driver error clipped the inside of the apex]. I have pictures/video [immediately after the crash] on my facebook acct. Driver was stunned - sat there alone for quite some time.
      Eric Munnings
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ugh, the sticker on the side? Ferrari of Ontario. Way to rep us Ontario..um, Ontarions? Whatever someone from Ontario is called.
      seanleeforever
      • 3 Years Ago
      doesn't seem too serious it can be buffered right out.
      MoonMan
      • 3 Years Ago
      I saw that crash on the Corkscrew on sunday! There were many accidents on sunday, if i remember like 3 on Race 2.
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