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Formula 1 2009

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Formaldehyde, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Rossiya

    Rossiya Fridge Magnet Porn

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    It wasn't the crash that killed him - it was the tyre that hit him on the head that caused him to fall unconscious, and then he never recovered.
     
  2. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Aha. That makes a lot more sense. I thought he was in the car that clouted the tire barrier. Thanks.
     
  3. Rossiya

    Rossiya Fridge Magnet Porn

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    He was in the car that hit the tyre wall.
     
  4. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    No, he wasn't. He was in the second car that crashed. Watch the tire come off that car and hit him square in the head. He then drives off the track with the engine still turning the rear tires afterwards. He is unconscious.

    That's what initially confused me. The first crash didn't look serious enough to kill anybody. I didn't realize what had actually happened until I watched the video again looking to see how his own tire could have hit him in the head.

    And the later shot of them helping of the other driver out of his car is confusing as well because the shot is from behind him instead of from the same camera. That is the first driver who crashed, not the second as it appears.

    Too bad I couldn't find an English version of the incident. :lol:

    Youtube just stopped that video from being shown in the US due to copyright violations. Here's another which only shows his car:


    Link to video.

    And here is a shot of his livery:



    Note the sidepods are yellow instead of dark blue.
     
  5. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

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    Formaldehyde is correct, Henry Surtees was in the second car that crashed, the one with the yellow side pods.
     
  6. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Now the second video is banned in the US as well. Grrrr.
     
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  8. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Sure does. At least for the time being. Thanks.
     
  9. Dell19

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    Well qualification has been a bit confusing. Still not sure where Button is as a few sites list him as 10th which makes no sense as Massa didn't do a lap obviously.
     
  10. Rossiya

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    Button is 8th. Alonso is 1st.
     
  11. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

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  12. Rossiya

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    Nasty accident. I hope he makes a speedy and full recovery.
     
  13. Dell19

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    Oddly yesterday Eddie Jordan said that Alonso would be on pole and then today predicted Hamilton to win by a long way.
     
  14. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

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    Mclaren win from Ferrari in shock result! :eek:

    Bit of a dull race tho it was a great performance by Hamilton and McLaren. The TV feed didn't pick him up much but Nico Rosberg had another strong race.
     
  15. Formaldehyde

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    Well, it did to some extent. But I agree it likely would have been much worse if it had been a bit lower down:



    Thats good new, but I do take exception with this statement:

    The throttle was definitely not being depressed as he hit the barrier, and the front brakes were locked up before he hit. You can clearly see and hear this in the onboard video. There were also black skid marks immediately before he hit.

    Now, after he did hit the barrier, the engine revved up again so that's likely when the data which he is referring was generated.

    Here's the lastest news on Massa:

     
  16. Formaldehyde

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    Massa update / Schumacher may take his spot:

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Wo...Intensive_Care:_Formula_1_Driver_Can_Now_Walk

     
  17. Dell19

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    Does seem to make a lot of sense as he is very much the best temporary driver they can get. Hopefully Massa will fully recover however judging by the various reports it seems that it could take a long time for him to be able to race again.

    There have been a lot of stories in the past about Alonso going to Ferrari in 2010 and that now seems more likely although Ferrari would get a lot of bad press if they replaced Massa even though he was basically ready to race again. If Alonso does move then I would expect Renault to follow BMW and leave the sport as they keep on being linked with an exit. I guess they would probably still provide engines.

    Oh and Schumacher is 16/1 to win in Valencia.
     
  18. Darth_Pugwash

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    Looking forward to seeing Schuey in a Ferrari F1 car again. :D

    Potentially a good move, there will be no pressure to perform as he's already proven himself competitively and Ferrari are not fighting for either championship. If the he gets some respectable results, great, if not then it's no big deal.
     
  19. raketooy

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    Oh yeah, I've missed him :)
     
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    It's the summer of the come backs of giants, isn't it? First Lance, now Schumi
     

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