Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, Sepang, 2011

Buemi hits marshal during Red Bull demo

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Cari Jones

In the round-up: Sebastien Buemi has collided with a marshal during a Red Bull Running Showcar event in Chiba, Japan.

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Race marshal goes flying as Red Bull’s F1 car gives him wings (3 News)

??Your mother always told you to ?ǣ but this race marshal must have missed the briefing: ??Look both ways when you cross the road?. The marshal was working at a Formula 1 race in Japan when he suddenly had the desire to dart across the track, right in front of the Red Bull car of Sebastien Buemi.

??The result ?ǣ he was sent flying, for a while, tumbling through the air before hitting the track again. The marshal was amazingly unhurt.??

Sebastien Buemi (YouTube)

Stefan M???cke vs Richard Westbrook – Retaliation ends with big crash 2011 FIA GT1 at Silverstone (YouTube)

David Croft on Twitter

“Mucke given a ten place grid penalty and to be reported to his ASN with recommendation that his licence is withdrawn. Not surprised by that, Westbrook at fault for first crash, Mucke idiotic to retaliate whether he meant to hit him or not.”

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Honda team-mates crash out and lost the victory in the last lap, BTCC 2011 at Oulton Park (YouTube)

I was at this race meeting yesterday. The crowd gasped and then broke into laughter as the leading Hondas collided at the final turn of the race, having led all the way:

Petrov fit to resume in Canada (ESPN F1)

??Vitaly Petrov has said he does not face any issues in returning to race at the Canadian Grand Prix.??

Minister of Sport Hugh Robertson says there will be a ‘disaster’ if Bahrain Grand Prix goes ahead (Telegraph)

??The risk of violence increased significantly over the weekend with a Day of Rage called for the Oct 30 race date. As speculation surfaced regarding the veracity of the FIA?s claim of a ??unanimous?? agreement amongst members of the World Motor Sport Council to return to Bahrain, Robertson commented on the spectre of civil unrest.??

Let money talk (Comment is Free ?ǣ The Guardian)

??Given the unlikelihood that F1’s boss, Bernie Ecclestone, will pull the plug on the Bahrain grand prix of his own volition, the ball is in the court of the one group involved in sport with the most to lose by the association with Bahrain’s rulers: team sponsors.??

Formula One: grand prix grandees steer past Bahrain’s bloodstained realities (The Observer)

??October F1 race threatens to join Hitler’s Olympics and the Mexico City massacre among annals of sport’s political blindness.??

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On this day in F1

Jack Brabham won the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort on this day in 1960.

But the race was marred by an accident involving Dan Gurney. His brakes failed approaching the Tarzan corner and he crashed over a bank on the outside of the corner. One spectator was knocked down and killed.

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