Please try to not cry, but Nick Mason has crashed his McLaren F1 GTR. Alright, you’re allowed to shed a couple of tears, because I sure did.
During last weekend at the 75th Goodwood Members’ Meeting, a few classic GT cars took to the track for some laps. While this was meant to be a sort of exposition, that doesn’t mean that the drivers weren’t pushing their cars as they should be. Mason, for example, was out in his McLaren F1 GTR.
While taking laps, it looks like Mason slid off of the track and drove directly into a wall. After a few spins and broken pieces of the car’s body flying off, the F1 GTR came to a halt. Thankfully, Mason was not hurt in the accident, but the F1 GTR certainly was.
We all may be upset about such a tragedy happening to a car like the McLaren F1 GTR. However, I commend Mason for at least taking a car like the F1 GTR out and actually tracking it. While most owners of an F1 might garage it for years on end, Mason, being an experienced driver, knows that cars like this need to be taken out and driven the way they were built to.