For Miracles Like This at the 24 Hours of LeMans

It’s another Gearhead Feastday folks: the 24 Hours of LeMans. About an hour into the race, there was a horrific crash between Allan McNish’s Audi TDI (yeah, the fastest cars are diesels) and a Ferrari from the Sports Car class. Thanks be to God that no one was seriously hurt.

But take a look at the video and ask yourself this: how did this Audi not continue on it’s path over the wall and into the spectators? Actually, the car was over the tire wall. How did it seemingly defy the laws of physics and fall harmlessly back onto the warning track?

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No—I don’t see Iron Man standing there to push it away from the trajectory it was following. Did you?

Nope, no fence there, aside from the low tire wall. Who is the patron saint of racing? St. Christopher? He was praying hard right there! If this isn’t a miracle, I don’t know what one is.

St. Christopher, pray for us.

Update: Congratulations to Audi for winning the overall victory. From the crash to the top of the podium. Inspiring! And a hearty congratulations to Corvette Racing for winning the GT-Pro Class on the 100th Anniversary of Chevrolet. American V-8 power (pushrods!) rules LeMans! Recap and final results courtesy of the anonymous editors at Wikipedia. Have a look at the concise history of this endurance race while you are there.


  • Warren Jewell

    Aw, c'mon! Ya mean ya didn't see the twelve angels holding that one tire as a pivot to sling the chassis back into the infield?As for Saint Christopher, he was serving in prayerful advisory back Home. If they had been to boat races, he would have been there, too. (Boy! Some folks is really blind!)

  • Fran

    Gearhead. *grins* I love this blog!

  • Frank

    I was just watching another video of this crash over on the Speed Channel. They played it in very slow motion and I say it even more forcefully now. MIRACLE!

  • Frank

    p.s. I'm pulling for Corvette Racing. :)

  • Anonymous

    Did you know it happened during the 3:00 PM hour, the hour of mercy?

  • Frank

    @Anon 10:29. How about that, huh? ;)

  • Frank

    @ Warren,Now hope that sees is not hope.For who hopes for what one sees?But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance.In the same way, the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness;for we do not know how to pray as we ought,but the Spirit himself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.And the one who searches heartsknows what is the intention of the Spirit,because he intercedes for the holy onesaccording to God’s will. (Romans 8:24-27)I'll just mark it down as a "sign and wonder" though. :)

  • Wine in the Water

    Praise God indeed!I drive a TDI – certainly not that size though – it's a sweet engine.