The second race of the 1969 season left a big impact on Jochen Rindt’s life. The high wings that Lotus in were running proved too effective for their internal structure. Rindt’s rear wing collapsed just a few laps after Hill’s had, at the same flat out point on the Spanish circuit. Rindt ended up sitting upside down in a twisted aluminium car that was leaking fuel. He survived and was, quite remarkably, not badly hurt. However he did have quite a knock on the head which forced him to sit out the Monaco Grand Prix. The Lotus mechanics were amazed that Jochen wasn’t more seriously injured as, when they tried back at the factory, they couldn’t get in the battered and contorted remains of his car.