For the second time in three weeks we had on Saturday one of those accidents that brings a collective gasp in the press room, and then near silence.
It was 'a bad one'. When Ernesto Viso crashed on the opening lap of the GP2 race at Magny-Cours, one's initial thought - as with Robert Kubica's shunt at Montreal - was that the driver was unlikely to have survived.
Viso's car took off, to some considerable degree, then barrel-rolled down a trackside wall, before finally coming to rest - right side up - a considerable distance down the way, and the wrong side of the wall. A surreal detail was the fizzing of a fire extinguisher, clipped by the car during its mad flight.
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