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  • #298537
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    Keith Collantine
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    Good to see Hinchcliffe’s condition is not serious, though the reports of him requiring leg surgery were unfortunately correct:

    Medical update from Dr. Michael Olinger, INDYCAR medical director: Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe is in stable condition and is undergoing surgery at IU Health Methodist Hospital for an injury to his left upper thigh.

    Hinchcliffe was awake when he was transported by ground to the hospital following a single-car accident during practice for the 99th Indianapolis 500 earlier in the day. The Canadian’s Schmidt Peterson Motorsports car made heavy right-side contact with the Turn 3 SAFER Barrier.

    Additional updates to Hinchcliffe’s condition will be released when available.

    The difficult question now is how this latest crash factors into thinking around the safety of the race. Hopefully data from the car gives them a clear picture of what happened and whether any further changes need to be made.

    #298524
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    Keith Collantine
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    Despite the steps take to keep speeds under control there’s now been a fourth accident, albeit somewhat different to those which preceded it. James Hinchcliffe has been taken to hospital following this impact:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlbdpXb3FSg

    This is the first crash and flip involving a Honda driver. Hinchcliffe was also running in the slipstream of another car. Practice has been put on hold following the crash.

    #298443
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    Keith Collantine
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    @vmaxmuffin Sometimes Chrome can be a bit slow to ‘see’ the new stylesheet code – if you refresh the page I suspect it will work. It looks fine in Chrome here.

    #298392
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    Keith Collantine
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    Some more cool footage of the cars in action here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f76MsWvkYc4

    #298391
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    Keith Collantine
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    Norbert Michelisz had a near-miss in this curious incident during practice:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idTHhyirYkU

    #298291
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    Keith Collantine
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    Keith Collantine
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    #298289
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    Keith Collantine
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    I’ve made a few tweaks to the video search terms – it now defaults to searching YouTube because that’s where we find pretty much all this stuff, it seems.

    Here’s another view of the first lap at Wurth:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjfmpS5YHJM

    #298286
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    Keith Collantine
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    @andae23 Sorry to hear that mate. To be honest I increasingly don’t bother doing articles like this for Bahrain and China as there tends to be so little footage out there. And unfortunately this weekend so little happened on the track I’d be surprised if we find much here. Impressed someone got Hamilton’s spin, though!

    #298271
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    Keith Collantine
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    @atticus-2 I just love watching the car tackle the fast version of the NGK Chicane on the new track and then swerve off to the left, and suddenly everything looks much narrower and faster…

    #298223
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    Keith Collantine
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    For those who want to ‘keep it real’, here’s a reminder of which tracks are currently allowed to hold F1 races:

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2015/04/29/f1-at-le-mans-ugly-cars-and-more-of-your-questions/

    #297559
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    Keith Collantine
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    @Petewally1976 It’s almost always the last Sunday in May – I expect if you look back through previous calendar that’ll stand up. Same as the Indianapolis 500.

    #297556
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    Keith Collantine
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    Thanks for the heads-up everyone. There’s been some maintenance going on with the database which appears to have caused this. Sorry for the disruption – that should be the end of it for now.

    #296519
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    Keith Collantine
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    @fastiesty @billyos @wsrgo Didn’t have time to mention it until now but live streaming of the races can be found on F1 Fanatic Live in the F3 tab. Tomorrow’s race is at 9:15am UK time so should be shortly after the chequered flag falls in Shanghai. See you there!

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/live

    #295934
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    Keith Collantine
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    Lots to like about the BTCC this year: great to see Priaulx looking quick from the go, the BMR line-up is fascinating, Honda have got a proper car. Might not get to see all of the races live today but will definitely catch up when I can.

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