Originally Posted by d3v0
Honda tried this with the RA302
"Jo Schlesser, who had struggled all weekend with the new Honda, spun at Six Frères. Witnesses stated that they thought his engine had cut out, and the Frenchman was a passenger as his car slithered up the embankment, overturned, and burst into flames. Spectators near the incident suffered minor burns as the magnesium-built car burned fiercely, Schlesser stuck underneath. "
It's a good thing we don't use magnesium on modern cars. They are so much safer from burning. Unless of course there was something else like a tank full of highly combustible liquid fuel on them.
CN: modern racecars don't burn because no magnesium