Video: Driver leaps from blazing racing car

Tom Webster

Thankfully the frequency of major motor racing accidents has slowed somewhat over the last decade or so, and drivers no longer risk their lives in quite such a stark manner every time they strap themselves into their automotive coffin.

Accidents still happen though, and the reaction of Tuka Rocha shows the sort of emotions that can pass through a driver's mind. When his stock car caught fire in a recent Brazilian race, he decided that the only option left to him was to open the door and leap out.