There are many ways to handle crashing out of a motor race. There is the head in hands, “what the hell just happened”. The angry, don’t talk to me storm off. The always popular and timeless classic spiking of the helmet. There’s the passive aggressive blame game used by today’s Formula 1 drivers. There’s the NASCAR staple, “You just smashed my car and ruined my race, I must break you.” Then there’s this approach. Rarely seen and implemented even less. During a German F4 championship at the Hockenheimring earlier this month the 2 drivers adopted a slightly different post race ending crash tactic.
Oliver Soderstrom and Robin Brezina were involved in a racing incident while battling for position during the race. As often is the case, they collided. The resulting accident ended both their days. Now one would logically assume that one if not both would adopt one of the tactics we discussed earlier. Not so fast my friends. The ensuing actions might be the most hilarious thing in motorsports this year. See Soderstrom got out of his car and saw Brezina running in his direction. Soderstrom, clearly wanting nothing to do with a fight starts to run away, gesturing that he doesn’t want any trouble. This leads Brezina to gesture he too doesn’t want a fight and is simply getting away from his hot race car. So what we thought was going to be fight night on the race track, German style, just ended up with 2 drivers fleeing the scene of an accident like a couple of teenagers scared daddy was gonna find out they crashed.