Shine on you crazy driver! Nick Mason’s daughter crashes while racing at Silverstone


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Her father “Nick Mason” is a motor racing fanatic who recently diced with death at the wheel of one of his high-speed cars.

And now his daughter Holly Mason has also escaped from a dramatic car crash on a racing circuit.

The 42-year-old car enthusiast lady flipped her classic pink Austin A35 twice as she took a corner of the British Grand Prix track during a practice drive on Tuesday.

Miss Mason, who’s married to Scottish racing driver Marino Franchitti, was pulled out of the car – which ended up resting on its side – unscathed by Silverstone officials.

Holly Mason, Nick Mason’s daughter, has escaped from a dramatic car crash on a racing circuit
The 42-year-old car enthusiast lady flipped her classic pink Austin A35 twice
Holly Mason, photographed right, with her husband Scottish racing car driver Marino Franchitti in 2010
The accident happened as she took a corner of the British Grand Prix track throughout a practice drive
At one point during the crash the automotive ended up on its roof

Racing instructor Barry Pomfret, who witnessed the crash, mentioned: ‘The car rolled over twice and came to a halt on its side so it was fairly dramatic.

‘I can’t think about it would have been nice being inside – it could have been like being in a washing machine.

‘The medical crew was on the scene very quickly and stopped the session. They had to bring the car back on to its 4 wheels before getting Holly out.’

It’s understood Miss Mason was practising on Tuesday for subsequent month’s Silverstone Classic, an annual three-day event showcasing a large number of historic automobiles in races and displays.

Miss Mason was pulled out of the car – which ended up resting on its side
Holly Mason was unscathed in the accident which occurred on Tuesday
In March, Holly Mason’s father Nick Mason crashed his £3million McLaren while driving at Goodwood, pictured

Nick Mason, who has an estimated fortune of £75million, is a motor racing fanatic and runs his own racing company Ten Tenths, which owns a variety of classic automobiles.

In March, the 73-year-old had a scare of his own at the wheel when his £3million McLaren F1 GTR skidded off the track at Goodwood circuit, in Sussex, on the same corner where racing great Sir Stirling Moss’ international career was ended by an accident in 1962.

Father-of-four Mason is the one member of Pink Floyd to have appeared on all 15 of the band’s studio albums, having survived Mason’s other band members frequent in-fighting.

It’s understood Miss Mason was practising on Tuesday for subsequent month’s Silverstone Classic

Her father Nick Mason mentioned of the crash: ‘What matters is that she is okay. The car will be repaired. Now we have a spare shell ready to go’

‘I am hardly in a position to criticise – I did a lot more damage to the McLaren at Goodwood last month.

‘We’re seriously considering taking up snooker as a family sport!’


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