F1 Fanatic round-up
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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?óÔé¼?ôYour mother always told you to ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ but this race marshal must have missed the briefing: ?óÔé¼?£Look both ways when you cross the road?óÔé¼Ôäó. 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.
?óÔé¼?ôThe result ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ he was sent flying, for a while, tumbling through the air before hitting the track again. The marshal was amazingly unhurt.?óÔé¼?Ø
“Mucke given a ten place grid penalty and to be reported to his ASN with recommendation that his licence is withdrawn.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.”
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:
?óÔé¼?ôVitaly Petrov has said he does not face any issues in returning to race at the Canadian Grand Prix.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôThe 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?óÔé¼Ôäós claim of a ?óÔé¼?ôunanimous?óÔé¼?Ø agreement amongst members of the World Motor Sport Council to return to Bahrain, Robertson commented on the spectre of civil unrest.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôGiven 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.?óÔé¼?Ø
?óÔé¼?ôOctober F1 race threatens to join Hitler’s Olympics and the Mexico City massacre among annals of sport’s political blindness.?óÔé¼?Ø
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Comment of the day
Is anyone going to the Canadian Grand Prix and interested in adamf184?óÔé¼Ôäós offer?
If there is no roaming would anyone be up for swapping two Saturday tickets to mix up the views a bit? Being in the same stand for three days sounds a bit much.
We are in 31.
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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.