Rolex 24 at Daytona drivers Memo Gidley and Matteo Malucelli are both badly injured, but the worst appears to be over, according to Malucelli's Ferrari team. Even though their cars are built to the highest engineering and safety standards, that seems like something of a small miracle.

Malucelli suffered a "severe cerebral concussion," but the situation is not considered critical, according to the team, and he remains under observation. It's not clear the extent of Gidley's injuries, but he underwent surgery on his left arm and leg. He also has an "unstable fracture" in his back which will require further surgery before release, according to his own racing team.

Despite the injuries that Malucelli and Gidley have suffered, both of which will undoubtedly undergo a long recovery process, this is one of the better possible outcomes. Too often in the past year we have not been able to say the same.