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30th August 2015, 20:06 at 8:06 pm #303934
@lass321 Spain this year is the first example that comes to mind:26th August 2015, 21:05 at 9:05 pm #303873
@xtwl I agree with it entirely. Having drivers deliberately take their rivals out is completely unacceptable.
I wouldn’t have objected if Scheider’s ban had also extended to the end of the season and if they’d also confiscated the other Audi drivers’ points from Austria too.20th August 2015, 9:23 at 9:23 am #303336
For this year’s race asphalt has been laid on the inside of the corner approaching the chicane, and it has been painted with ‘non-slip’ paint.
Presumably the thinking is that would have given Tereschencko a better chance of controlling the car and preventing it hitting the kerbs and being launched.19th August 2015, 21:52 at 9:52 pm #303334
Formula Renault 3.5 driver Beitske Visser will drive for Trident at Spa this weekend (alongside Ghiotto who was in that championship last year):14th August 2015, 10:02 at 10:02 am #30318913th August 2015, 22:00 at 10:00 pm #303180
@rjoconnell You could almost read that article as an example of ‘proof by contradiction’. Whoever wrote that is so drunk on the Kool-Aid they can’t see how utterly unreasonable their position is.
I mean, he literally makes the case that drivers should be shushed when they feel the need to warn people that the sport is risking a fatality. How can you place loss of face above something as serious as that?12th August 2015, 15:00 at 3:00 pm #303142
@debaser91 Wasn’t that Ligier design a one-off for the Japanese Grand Prix that year?11th August 2015, 9:35 at 9:35 am #303101
@rjoconnell Without wishing to seem like a Russophobe I’d chuck Aleshin and Move for being too long in the tooth!
A big vote for Guerrieri from me, he was excellent but rather unlucky in 2010.
How about Borja Garcia? He led most of the 2006 series until the final double-header.11th August 2015, 9:30 at 9:30 am #30310010th August 2015, 22:02 at 10:02 pm #303079
Although it was daring, unconventional and sounded terrific, the BRM H16 engine was overweight, underpowered and unreliable. So I think Jim Clark’s win in the Lotus 43/BRM H16 belongs on this list:
Oh, and we can’t forget Gilles Villeneuve’s unfathomable back-to-back wins in the Ferrari 126CK, a car whose only strength was its engine, around the twists of Monaco and Jarama in 1981.7th August 2015, 19:09 at 7:09 pm #302975
It must be hard to top Niki Lauda in 1985 for one of the unluckiest title defences of all time. There’s a summary of the many, many things which went wrong for him in his final season here:7th August 2015, 19:02 at 7:02 pm #302973
Haha, thanks very much guys, appreciate it! Better not +1 myself, though :-)6th August 2015, 15:20 at 3:20 pm #302926
Sorry to see he’s now ruled himself out of next season as well on health grounds. Whatever the problem is, here’s hoping he gets well soon:
As you well know, last June I suffered a fainting episode after the Moscow ePrix. As a consequence of this faint, my license to race was temporarily suspended because the FIA commission wanted to delve into medical research.
During the month of July I underwent several tests for which there has not been a medical resolution and I am still waiting for the final diagnosis. For this reason I need to announce that, unfortunately, I will not be able to take part in the FIA Formula E Championship for the 2015/16 season with my team DS Virgin Racing.
I want to wish good luck to the team in the new championship and thank everyone for their support.
In September I will announce my future plans. Until then, happy summer to all!5th August 2015, 17:36 at 5:36 pm #302903
And the winner is…
Hopefully if Renault do come back they come up with something better than that dog’s breakfast.29th July 2015, 14:35 at 2:35 pm #302693
@david-a I would say this crash for Rosberg was worse – brake disc failure leading to a very sudden deceleration to a stop:
This was in this article a while back: