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  • #303079
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    Keith Collantine
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    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:

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2015/06/28/lotus-43brm-h16-2012-goodwood-festival-speed/

    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.

    #302975
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    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:

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2014/08/18/hamilton-rosberg-reliability-team-mate-title-battles/

    #302973
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    Haha, thanks very much guys, appreciate it! Better not +1 myself, though :-)

    #302926
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    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!

    #302903
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    And the winner is…

    Hopefully if Renault do come back they come up with something better than that dog’s breakfast.

    #302693
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    @david-a I would say this crash for Rosberg was worse – brake disc failure leading to a very sudden deceleration to a stop:

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

    This was in this article a while back:

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2014/05/20/nico-rosbergs-route-f1/

    #302646
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    Sebastian Vettel: Spa-Francorchamps 2006, Formula Renault 3.5. Almost severed a finger.

    https://youtu.be/gAf5ap0M_gQ?t=19s

    #302212
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    @Anto Ah, good spot!

    #302211
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    @bosyber I don’t see what’s new in that article?

    @craig-o Minus 50. You’re lucky it’s not the last race of the season or it’d be 100…

    #302100
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    While on his way to the F3 Euroseries crown, Bianchi popped over to the British championship for two meetings. In the second of those he won both races at the Autodrmo Internacional do Algarve, beating the likes of Daniel Ricciardo (who took the title that weekend) and Valtteri Bottas (another invitational driver). He’s in car 91 in this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfflk4meHdg

    #302086
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    #302084
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    Disallowing using the car number 17 in the future.

    Stuff like this strikes me as tokenism. If you’re going to make a tribute, do it properly. It’s not as if 17 was associated with Bianchi the way 27 is with Villeneuve.

    #301960
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    @junior-pilot Love the Benetton B189. One of my absolute favourites.

    Funnily enough, most of Benetton’s pre-Briatore liveries were great.

    #301922
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    There’s a lot of drivers you could put in this list. Leaving aside the grim toll of those who died too young, I’d have to pick Stefano Modena.

    An ace in karts, thrilling in Formula 3000, there were only glimpses of his ability in Formula One, and several stories about his woeful lack of application.

    #301855
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    Merhi has been thrown out of race one and barred from participating in race two for causing the crash.

    It’s a tough decision but I think it’s the correct one. It’s simply too dangerous to slow down that suddenly after the finishing line.

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