Supercar Driver Recalls Realization That His Brakes Were Gone – And He Was Going To Crash

Virgin Australia Supercars racer Macauley Jones said that the time he pressed the brake pedal in his Holden ZB Commodore and realized his brakes had failed until he came to a crashing stop in the tire wall was the longest seven seconds of his life.

According to, the 25-year-old driver said “The brake line had gotten a cut on it from coming into contact with a moving part on the rear drive shaft. You feel helpless, a bit of a passenger. Skipping across the top of a sand trap and not feeling like you’re slowing down at all. Staring at the fence you will inevitably be hitting. Seven seconds doesn’t sound like a long time, but in those circumstances it feels like a lifetime.”

The crash in practice was captured live on television.