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On this day in 1992, Érik Comas crashed heavily at the Blanchimont corner during practice for the Belgian Grand Prix. Ayrton Senna was the first driver to pass the clearly struggling Comas, who proceeded to pull over next to Érik’s Ligier, turned off the redlining Renault engine preventing an explosion, and held Comas’ head stable preventing any injury. Comas said the following about the incident, “It’s likely Ayrton saved my life at that moment.”