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Posted Aug 3, '14 at 8:19pm

SSTG

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That idiot swirl with his car towards that Russian driver's during the return-to-pits lap after the race? Remember that?! It just shows a lack of maturity to me... =/

Ha ha, this is called passion. Schumacher did similar stuff during his career.
He was mad at a driver, I can't recall who it was but Schumacher hit him on the helmet. I don't think it's a lack of maturity, it's more like a heat of the moment thing.
 

Posted Aug 5, '14 at 3:26am

MrDayCee

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I think you have a point there and with all the adrenaline flowing at such a moment, these things can very well happen indeed... I guess one needs to experience these levels of excitement in order to judge them fairly then!

And I think I know what incident you are referring to @SSTG... it was the 1998 Spa-Francorchamps crash incident between Schumacher and Coulthard, where David slammed the brakes to let him pass in quite a ridiculous way and on a completely dangerous and stupid spot on the track and Michael then crashed into the back of him because he wasn't expecting it and couldn't see from the spray, thus eliminating both of them from the race and trashing Schumi's championship victory on the spot... Michael then furiously went to the McLaren pit to confront David with it and luckily faith decided that there were about 10 persons standing between him and David, or he would have surely lynched him on the spot! =)

 

Posted Aug 5, '14 at 3:08pm

SSTG

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Knight

Yeah I think that's it. We often think that athletes are overpaid but in a F1 driver's case, I don't think it's too much considering the risk they take, the stress, the incredible fitness they need to achieve in order to finish a race without passing out. I mean all those G forces they have to endure during one race and also the ridiculous amount of buttons on the steering wheel they need to memorize at crazy speeds, add up the sickening humidity they have to suffer at some circuit such as the Malaysian GP..

Speaking of fitness, I remember an event with Nigel Mansel where he ran out of gas close to the finish line so he got out of the car and started pushing it.
He ended up passing out from exhaustion. xD

 

Posted Aug 5, '14 at 4:32pm

MrDayCee

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I need to Google that and refresh my memory... will search for it though! =)

Can you remember the "360 flip finish" btw?

 

Posted Aug 5, '14 at 5:33pm

SSTG

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Knight

I need to Google that and refresh my memory... will search for it though! =)

Can you remember the "360 flip finish" btw?

Which one? Vettel did one while staying on the road and Mark Webber did one where the car took off in the air and landed on its wheels (backflip). xD
 

Posted Aug 5, '14 at 5:36pm

MrDayCee

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No, neither of those two... it was further back on history! Mid 90's, maybe even late 80's? I'll look for footage so you'll know what I mean, ok? =)

 

Posted Aug 5, '14 at 5:37pm

SSTG

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Knight

I found this but I can't play the video for some reasons.
http://www.motorsportretro.com/2012/08/video-nigel-mansell-pushes-his-lotus-at-the-dallas-grand-prix/

Back then I watched the GP on and off.
I started watching it regularly in 1989.


last edited Aug 05 2014 05:40 pm by SSTG
 

Posted Aug 5, '14 at 6:02pm

MrDayCee

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Found the footage of the crash flip I was talking about! It was a crash at the finish line between two team mates at the Monza track in 1993... Fittipaldi and Martini approached the finish line and Fittipaldi ran into the back of Martini, flipping his car 360 degrees backward and then landing on his wheels again to finish! Fittipaldi - Martini, GP Monza 1993 =)

And I couldn't remember the Mansell faint incident after seeing it... =/
Found this video on YT: Mansell Fainting, GP Dallas 1984

 

Posted Aug 5, '14 at 7:55pm

SSTG

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Knight

Fittipaldi - Martini, GP Monza 1993 =)

I don't remember this accident.

I've seen three horrible ones though.
Gilles Villeneuve's death. I remember feeling like crap on this day.
The car was literally destroyed and he was ejected, still in his seat.
To make it worse, they kept showing it over and over on the news.
I also saw the death of Senna at San Marino.
The accident itself didn't look horrible at all. The only broken part was the suspension but the right front wheel hit him and broke his neck. He was still in his car with his head leaning on the side. They didn't say he was dead during the race but it looked bad.
Later they announced his death in the news.
There was another driver who died when his car smashed against the concrete wall and the car broke in pieces, his name was
Ratzenberger, he died a day before Senna on the same event.

 

Posted Aug 23, '14 at 3:44am

MrDayCee

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Looks like we will be having the 15th Dutch driver in Formula 1 next season! Max Verstappen, son of Jos Verstappen, joined the Red Bull racing program and is said to be driving for Torro Rosso in 2015. If this happens, he will become the youngest driver in F1 history! =)

 
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