Friends, this is why we can't have nice things. A McLaren F1 was flipped down an embankment in Italy yesterday, and this video of the crash's aftermath is about as sad as when Old Yeller was shot.

According to Italy's La Nazione, this one-off, red-on-white F1 was crashed during a four-F1 tour between the towns of Saline di Volterra and Pomarance in the province of Pisa. It's unclear what caused the driver to lose control and invert our British hero on a grassy hill, although as this is a McLaren F1, we wouldn't be remotely surprised if speed ended up being a factor.

YouTuber Marchettino, an Autoblog reader and well-known source of videos from Ferrari's Fiorano test track, was on the scene to capture the video available below. The footage shows the McLaren accelerating away, only to cut away to the aftermath of the wreck. Emergency personnel were tasked with righting the stricken hypercar, a process that was accompanied by the cringe-worthy cracking of its Peter Stevens-designed bodywork. At least they had the decency to cover the crumpled Brit with its fitted black cover as they loaded it onto a flatbed, a fitting yet somehow disturbing visual.

According to reports, the driver and passenger were airlifted from the scene with non-lethal injuries, and both are recovering in a hospital. Given the rising worth and rarity of F1s, despite the extensive damage in evidence, we reckon that this won't be the last the world sees of this special car. Take a look below to view the video.

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      • 10 Months Ago
      That is an extremely sad and disturbing set of images... RIP.
      • 10 Months Ago
      Pay whatever it takes to fix this.
      Avinash Machado
      • 10 Months Ago
      Thankfully the driver and passenger are safe.
      • 10 Months Ago
      This is heart breaking, for everyone that doesnt own an f1.
      John Spatz
      • 10 Months Ago
      Meh, sad to see the car like that, but the guy obviously has money, the car CAN be fixed if he is willing to pay for it and he probably is. Important thing is that both the driver and passenger are fine.
      Cameron Young
      • 10 Months Ago
      Damn, drag it along on it's roof why don't you? That crunching carbon fibre sound will haunt my dreams...
      • 10 Months Ago
      Looks salvageable. Even if insurance totals it, I'd imagine the owner will take it and get McLaren to rebuild it. Or McLaren will by it themselves.
      • 10 Months Ago
      Old Yeller was shot!?
      Brett Bertrand
      • 10 Months Ago
      tears, literal tears.
      • 10 Months Ago
      So will will be looking at a Veyron in 19 yrs seeing another wreck of a car they had no business driving, much less own? Money doesn't buy skill. Put that in the bank mf-er's
      • 10 Months Ago
      The only damage that car would've seen from my ownership...would be heel stabs in the seats from "supermodel tantric yoga" positions.(or something like that)
      • 10 Months Ago
      Thank God it was not a Ferrari.
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