Fan footage underlines terror behind huge Scott Dixon crash
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The amount of footage, alternate angles, and viewpoints that the modern motorsport event provides viewers is mind boggling when you think about it.
Reporters in pit lane get into the ears of engineers, mechanics, and drivers sheer moments after they've either tasted glory or munched on defeat. Cameras aren't just being held by proverbial Larrys in the stands; some are remotely operated, or buried in the ground, or mounted to blimps and zip lines.
It's amazing, but at the same time it can sometimes sanitise things. Sometimes simple footage can have just as much impact.
And that's the case here with this fresh footage of Scott Dixon's remarkable Indy 500 wreck, which we detailed minutes after it happened here.
Shot from towards the top of the stand above the crash, you're nestled shoulder to shoulder with other race fans, all of whom are perfectly unaware of what's about to unfold in front of them.
Note the huge distance that Dixon travels through the air, the speed in which everything happens, the prompt response from the safety crew, and also the response and disbelief from the crowd.
Sometimes people forget that motorsport is dangerous. That's definitely still the case, and part of the mystique, of Indianapolis.