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18th May 2015, 22:15 at 10:15 pm #298542
Every year I watch the Indy 500 and unlike any other race in the world, I’m always nervous when I’m watching.
At any moment, a single mistake or failure could cause an accident that is almost guaranteed to be 300km/h+. There’s no run-off here. These single seaters are fragile and any contact between cars is likely to result in a frightening accident.
IndyCar were pushing for speeds to be as high as (reasonably) possible this season at the IMS, but I don’t really think that’s necessarily a good thing. You could argue that Hinchcliffe’s accident is entirely unrelated to the others and that the issues that contributed to the earlier crashes have been addressed, but something just doesn’t feel right about this year’s event…6th April 2015, 10:38 at 10:38 am #295996
It’s an interesting comparison. Although, the only thing we can conclude from it is that Formula E cars are a fair bit slower than IndyCars – which is something we already knew to begin with.
You ave to imagine that, over time, the speed and performance of the Formula E cars will increase rapidly as development takes place – especially with the technical rules opening up next season.
Although, there is a big part of me that thinks the equal equipment is one of the main reasons why Formula E has been so entertaining and competitive so far and I hope that we don’t lose that next season as teams get more license to develop their own cars.28th March 2015, 18:01 at 6:01 pm #295428
I’m heartbroken to read about this. The Nurburgring is a place of pilgrimage for many motorsport fans and the idea that a number of spectators have ventured down to the circuit for a unique racing experience and been injured in a shocking accident is so, so saddening. It’s such a tragedy that a spectator has lost their life as a result of this highly unusual accident and I hope that condolences of the the motorsport community and the thoughts and sympathies of the many thousands of racing fans around the world brings some comfort to the family and friends of anyone affected by this.
On a secondary note, as a Nissan fan who is greatly looking forward to Nissan’s involvement in the WEC, I feel so sorry for Jann Mardenborough. He is a young man who has such brilliant natural talent and seems so genuinely humbled and grateful that he has the opportunity to go racing and for him to have been involved in this tragedy through what appears to be zero fault of his own is tragic in its own right. I hope he gets the support he needs during what will surely be a dark time for him too.17th March 2015, 21:19 at 9:19 pm #294755
Oh no! That’s absolutely gutting. My girlfriend and I were so legitimately looking forward to watching Max Chilton and the Nissan guys racing at Silverstone next month and I’m not even joking.15th March 2015, 17:47 at 5:47 pm #294508
Top #BANTER there from Sebastian VetteLAD11th January 2015, 12:01 at 12:01 pm #290206
With respects to both of these men who are better journalists than I could ever hope to be, it’s pretty cringe-worthy to see them both resorting to taking shots at each other through their respective publications.
Time to put the egos aside and concentrate on scrutinizing those in charge of the sport, not each other.26th November 2014, 13:32 at 1:32 pm #287355
I, for one, sincerely hope that all of that comes true.17th November 2014, 13:57 at 1:57 pm #285975
There must be something wrong with me that I derive so much pleasure from this decision.9th September 2014, 13:41 at 1:41 pm #274164
GOOOOD!15th March 2014, 19:19 at 7:19 pm #252616