I didn’t see the accident happen, and it was many laps later when my photo trek around South Africa’s Kyalami circuit brought me to the blackened wreckage. Thanks to the public address speakers, I knew Clay Regazzoni was alive. Still, his burned-out BRM was a grisly sight and I thought it should be documented. I lifted my camera.
Something sharp struck just below my right shoulder blade. Out of the crowd behind had sailed a flattened drink can.
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