There are 20 drivers on the current grid – let’s try and remember (or think of) the most serious crash each of them has had in their career.
I’ll start with:
Felipe Massa – Hungary 2009, hitting a spring at high speed and being seriously injured.
Sergio Perez – Monaco 2011, crashing at the chicane, which resulted in a concussion. He missed the…[Read more]
I was looking through some of my old editions of Autocourse this morning and I was reminded of a bizarre printing error in my edition. A number of the pages of the team-by-team review are missing (pages 65-80, so I have a spread where on the left hand page there is the start of the Honda Racing section and on the right hand page there is an advert…[Read more]
With Daniil Kvyat making his first podium appearance, what is your favourite podium line-up? I have a few that were interesting for the unusual line-ups we had!
Such as the Stewart-Prost (Herbert/Trulli/Barrichello) podium, European GP 1999. Totally unexpected!
Or the Monaco 1996 one, Panis/Couthard/Herbert:
And while the…[Read more]
Was watching one of the BBC F1 Rewind episodes today, i’d heard the old 80’s grid music before and thought I recognised it but never made the connection to The Neverending Story film from the 80’s! Here is the full length theme:
They should bring it back, for sure!
I don’t know how long each one of you have been following the sport. It started in 1989 for me, and I have seen all races since the beginning of the 1994 season.
And it is completely normal for a F1 season to have maybe 1/4 to 1/3 good to great races, and the rest rather dull for the casual viewer but mostly still interesting to those who really…[Read more]
Nominate the best pass or passes from the Hungarian Grand Prix for our 2015 Pass of the Year poll.
Regular readers will know how the formula works: after every race we have a dedicated thread for you to nominate the best pass or passes. And at the end of the year the nominations are compiled and a list of the top ten created for everyone to vote…[Read more]
Auto Motor und Sport in Germany have released some data surrounding Bianchi’s accident in November last year.
Below are some of the key points in english:
2.61secs between loss of control and impact
loss of control 213-km / h (GPS data)
The Marussia meets the obstruction 126 km / h in an angle of 55 degrees
her [the car’s] nose digging under…[Read more]
Whoever bought this ex-Christian Fittipaldi 1994 Footworok-Arrows evidently felt it would attract more attention if it was painted to look like a Ferrari!
Yours for £98,500: http://www.mementoexclusives.com/1994-footwork-arrows-fa15-03.html
Here’s the car in action:
IndyCar has added a new regulation which would certainly deserve a place on last week’s Top Ten Ridiculous Rules F1 Doesn’t Have Yet.
In short, drivers are no longer allowed to be critical of the championship:
9.3.8 Detrimental Competitor Conduct – Competitors must be respectful, professional, fair and courteous to others. At all times,…
So unfortunately, the day we were all suspecting – but hoping wouldn’t come – came on Friday night, and we lost a very talented driver, and potential future star. But while his death is tragic, and people will rightly mourn – and it’s only natural vast numbers of people will talk about just the accident, and what can be learned – we need to focus…[Read more]
Sorry if this overlaps into other discussions on the subject (I’m sure Keith C will say if it does), but I’m wondering what would work as a lasting tribute to Jules Bianchi within the world of F1?
As an immediate thing, could they leave the pole position spot empty at the Hungarian race this weekend on his behalf, and have all the drivers line up…[Read more]
I haven’t seen this covered on the site yet I thought I should share no disrespect intended.
Terrible news :(
If you had to choose a team-engine partnership over the years that you liked or connected with, which would you choose?
There are some mega-successful ones over the years, but I like some of the more obscure ones like Ligier-Mugen Honda, Toleman-Hart, Arrows-BMW, Benetton-BMW, in fact anything-BMW!
I would have said Minardi-Ferrari, but having…[Read more]
Who do you think are the drivers we never saw the best of? Those who passed on before achieving the success we all know was coming their way?
Stefan Bellof is one that regularly comes up for most people. And now sadly, Jules Biachi. I would also add Tom Pryce.
So give a big shout out to those who we lost before seeing them win and drive great cars.
Steven Smith posted an update in the group Going to the Mexican Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Finally got all my itinerary together. Grand Prix no.62. Mexico City. November 2015.
Twelve days all inclusive holiday on the beach in Cancun for my wife and her mate. Ten days for me and my mate as we leave them Friday evening and fly to Mexico for two days at the circuit. Then a flight back to Cancun after the race on Sunday night for five days.…[Read more]
Roberto Merhi was involved in a huge crash at the end of today’s first Formula Renault 3.5 race at the Red Bull Ring.
Merhi crossed the finishing line in fourth place but slowed down immediately and was hit from behind by Nicholas Latifi. Both climbed from their cars afterwards.
Merhi was actually classified in 11th place as he’d been given a…[Read more]
With Formula 2 becoming Formula 3000 and then GP2, and a planned second revival of Formula 2 in 6 years I was wondering what peoples thoughts are on the feeder series. My feeling is that if they need a formula 2 maybe they can rename Gp2 to become formula 2, dispand formula 3 and rename Gp3 as formula 3. It seems to me that one manufacturer series…[Read more]
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