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Top ten… First lap crashes 5th August 2010, 11:40

First lap collisions are an occupational hazard for F1 drivers. When it all goes wrong, it goes wrong in a big way – as you can see in this selection of ten of the most spectacular first lap pile-ups.

The physics of Webber’s Valencia crash

Have a look at the current issue of Red Bulletin for an interesting perspective on Mark Webber’s terrifying crash with Heikki Kovalainen in Valencia. Professor Thomas Schrefl does the maths on Webber’s aerial flip and comes up with some fascinating figures: Doing the maths we see that the potential energy and the rotational energy take […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 5/8/2010

We’ve got a guest post coming up today from an F1 Fanatic reader who was at both the back-to-back races in Germany and Hungary. For now, here’s today’s round-up: Links Good weekend, bad weekend (ITV-F1) My latest article for ITV-F1: “Red Bull continues to impress not just with the outrageous speed of its RB6 but […]