Josh Kean wrecks 1994 Footwork F1 car in Adelaide

Australian racing driver Josh Kean walked away from a massive shunt that wrecked a historic 1994 Footwork FA15 Formula 1 car, during this weekend’s Adelaide Motorsport Festival.

29-year-old Kean driving the family-owned F1 car which was campaigned by Christian Fittipaldi and Gianni Morbidelli that season.

The Ford Cosworth V8 reportedly failed at the Senna Chicane, at the Adelaide city track that hosted 11 Grands Prix from 1985 to 1995 before the Australian Grand Prix switched to Melbourne.

According to Speedcafe, “Kean lost control at Senna Chicane after the car’s engine appeared to fail, which is likely to explain the loss of traction.

“It had already been spotted blowing smoke in earlier laps of the Victoria Park circuit before letting go completely and causing the South Australian to spin into the barriers.

“He was able to exit the 1994 Footwork FA15 under his own power, before the fire underneath the vehicle and another which started on the grass outfield were extinguished.”

Alfa Romeo F1 veteran Valtteri Bottas, who will be on the grid at Albert Park next Sunday, is set to drive a Bathurst 1000-winning VF Commodore on the final day, tomorrow.

Next weekend, motorsport focus remains Down Under but moves to Albert Park in Melbourne, where F1 will descend for the 37th running of the Australian Grand Prix, Round 3 of the 2023 world championship.

1994 Footwork FA15 at the time:

1994 Footwork FA15