After Allan McNish’s crashed yesterday, Audi suffered its second unbelievable accident. This time Rockenfeller was lying third in the #1 Audi R18 TDI when he looked to come together with a Ferrari on the stretch between Mulsanne Corner and Indianapolis.
Rockenfeller was able to crawl out of the car and behind the safety barrier immediately after the crash, which led to a two-hour Safety Car period as marshals reconstructed the barrier at the point where the #1 Audi had made contact.
Talking after the accident Dr Wolfgang Ullrich said “We don’t know exactly what really happened, the only information we have is that Rockenfeller left the car himself.”
Since then it has emmerged that Rockefeller suffered no injuries other than a small flesh wound on his right arm.
The accident, which left the R18 TDI unrecognisable, is the second Audi has suffered in the 2011 event. Allan McNish was lucky to have escaped unscathed from another huge shunt in the first hour of the event.
The third Audi, the #2 car driven by Andre Lotterer, continues to lead the race.
Further updates to follow in due course.
Image: Photo: Jeff Bloxham/LAT Photographic