Luck and safety tech likely played a part.
When most people talk advancements in motorsports the focus is on the engine and weight of the cars running around the track. As this video clip proves, more attention should be paid to safety than speed. This crash occurred at Austria’s Red Bull Ring during a GT4 European Series race. On the last lap, and right in front of the finish line, Rosen Daskalov and Jorg Viebah made contact and ended up skidding into the wall. The two were battling for fourth place, so the aggressiveness is understandable.
What can’t be understood is how these two drivers managed to walk away from such a horrific crash. Check out the video for yourself to see this miracle in safety technology play out.