With only 14 laps into the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans the #3 Audi R18 TDI while trying to pass slower cars hit one of the #58 Luxury Racing Ferrari 458 Italia driven by Anthony Beltoise and wrecked hard across the safety gravel at the The Esses, and into the Armco tire barrier launching carbon fiber bodywork and other parts into a group of photographers. None were injured thankfully!. The car rolled onto its roof after hitting the wall and Allan McNish was trapped inside the car, but ok. Safety workers had to roll the wrecked car over before Allan could get out visibly shaken but appearing ok under his own power.
Update: Allan McNish has been checked out at the track medical facility and has been deemed ok, they are taking him to the hospital as a precaution for some further in-depth checks.
Update: Allan McNish has been cleared by Audi Doctors, Le Mans trackside doctors, as well as the Hospital in Le Mans where he was taken for more in-depth checks. He was at the hospital, joined by his wife Kelly, and has returned to the track.