Inside Motorsports Vol. 1 2018/Q1 - Part I - Page 16

Rat zenber ger dies, mot or r acing wor l d is shocked "Rol and had been f or got t en" - max mosl ey Apr i l 30t h, 1994, San Mar i no. 32 year s ol d Aust r i an dr i ver Rol and Rat zenber ger i s l i vi ng hi s dr eam: he f i nal l y became a F1 dr i ver , even i f he had a cont r act j ust f or 5 r aces. On t he qual i f yi ng sessi on, he had a l i t t l e acci dent , and hi s f r ont wi ng was damaged, i t f el t l i ke a mi nor one, so he deci ded, t hat he can't l ose t i me wi t h r epai r i ng, went on f or a f l yi ng l ap. Just af t er Tambur el l o hi s f r ont wi ng f el l of f , and got st uck under hi s car , maki ng hi s Si mt ek basi cal l y undi r ect i onal at mor e t han 200Mph speed...He cr ashed i nt o t he concr et e wal l , and ever ybody coul d t el l , t hat t he si t uat i on i s ser i ous by l ooki ng at hi s head movement . Medi cal hel p was f ast , but t hey i mmedi at el y see, t hat he has no chance: he di ed i nst ant l y by basi l ar skul l f r act ur e. The vi si on of hi s bangi ng head bur nt i nt o t he eyes of many. Lucki l y he di dn't gi ve hi s l i f e f or not hi ng, t oday, t hi s ki nd of acci dent woul d not r esul t a f at al i t y....