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Roland Ratzenberger: A career and life cut short

The 1994 San Marino Grand Prix weekend will forever be remembered as one of the darkest in motorsport history, marred by a number of accidents that would leave a permanent scar on Formula 1. Most notable was the tragic death of the legendary Ayrton Senna during the early stages of the race. However, Austrian rookie Roland Ratzenberger also lost his life in a similar incident during qualifying the previous day. Only a day after Rubens Barrichello nearly lost his life during the Friday qualifying session when his Jordan was violently launched into the tyre barriers at the Variante Bassa, Austrian debutant Roland Ratzenberger tragically lost his life after an incident at the Variante...
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