The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed

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by Ad7 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:59 am

I've never seen that layout before, it looks like it's got a great flow.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:52 am

Ad7 wrote:I've never seen that layout before, it looks like it's got a great flow.


Because there was no chicane at Abbey, the cars would go through Bridge flat out at 190mph, it was absolutely mighty.

The chicane only came about after Pedro Lamy's rear wing fell off (ironically, as a result of FIA 'safety' measures following imola which forced teams to cut chunks of bodywork out of the rear of the cars) and he ended up going over the fence and landed in the nearby spectator tunnel. Johnny Herbert (his team mate who was also there testing) came across debris but no sign of the car, he spent ages just trying to find him. Thankfully, although Lamy had broken his legs, his injuries weren't life threatening and he went on to fully recover and return to F1 with Minardi in 1995/96.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:49 pm


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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:50 pm

I guess this means Williams'll have a vacant seat for 2019 then.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:11 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Ad7 wrote:I've never seen that layout before, it looks like it's got a great flow.


Because there was no chicane at Abbey, the cars would go through Bridge flat out at 190mph, it was absolutely mighty.

The chicane only came about after Pedro Lamy's rear wing fell off (ironically, as a result of FIA 'safety' measures following imola which forced teams to cut chunks of bodywork out of the rear of the cars) and he ended up going over the fence and landed in the nearby spectator tunnel. Johnny Herbert (his team mate who was also there testing) came across debris but no sign of the car, he spent ages just trying to find him. Thankfully, although Lamy had broken his legs, his injuries weren't life threatening and he went on to fully recover and return to F1 with Minardi in 1995/96.


Lamy is lucky to be alive after that accident

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Robbo-92 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:18 pm

Great news for Force India Stroll for 2019 onwards then :)

Wonder who Williams will opt for, get the feeling Grosjean may be running out of time at Haas (as I'm thinking Leclerc will be there next year and K-Mag has been the better of the two so far in my opinion) so he could be a good option. Vandoorne is maybe going to be booted from McLaren so they can get Norris in but this depends on what Alonso does and if they sign Sainz who they seem to be linked with by saying he'd be high on their list. There's probably plenty of others as well.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:26 pm

floydfreak wrote:Lamy is lucky to be alive after that accident


It was also the second serious crash he had that year, as he slammed into the back of JJ Lehto's stalled car at the start of the fateful Imola race.

Robbo-92 wrote:Wonder who Williams will opt for


Kubica?

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:35 pm

1994 was a black year for serious crashes Karl Wendlinger accident at Monaco Andrea Montermini breaking his legs in Spain the crash in Brazil involving Brundle Irvine & Verstappen. Jos Verstappen pit fire in Germany the marshall getting injured in Japan in monsoon race conditions

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A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.
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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:37 pm

floydfreak wrote:the crash in Brazil involving Brundle Irvine & Verstappen.


That one was laid squarely at Irvine's door (he was banned for 3 races as a result), same goes for the start crash at Monza which pretty much ended Team Lotus.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Robbo-92 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:38 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Wonder who Williams will opt for


Kubica?


Kubica would be good to see, I get the feeling Williams would have taken the chance on him this year if they were going to though but you never know.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:40 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Kubica would be good to see, I get the feeling Williams would have taken the chance on him this year if they were going to though but you never know.


I think in the end it was down to money, and the amount Sirotkin was able to bring to the team.

Still, having Kubica present as the test driver was handy, as it allowed me to finally get his autograph.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Robbo-92 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:49 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Kubica would be good to see, I get the feeling Williams would have taken the chance on him this year if they were going to though but you never know.


I think in the end it was down to money, and the amount Sirotkin was able to bring to the team.

Still, having Kubica present as the test driver was handy, as it allowed me to finally get his autograph.


Yeah sadly it will have been down to money at the end of it, at least you got another signature in your collection with him being there though!

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:56 pm

Vermilion wrote:
floydfreak wrote:the crash in Brazil involving Brundle Irvine & Verstappen.


That one was laid squarely at Irvine's door (he was banned for 3 races as a result), same goes for the start crash at Monza which pretty much ended Team Lotus.


Yep & after that crash in Monza the new Lotus Herbert was driving had a new updated Mugen-Honda engine spec yet he had do the restart in the old spare car and retired not long afterwards next race he was in a Ligier and then a Benetton

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BobbyDigital wrote:I wanna move out of the UK (to L.A. or somewhere similar in the USA) but don't know how to really.


A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.
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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Ad7 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:08 pm

Great that Force India survives, but.... stroll with his own team :dread: notlikethis.gif

Rip in piece Williams

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:30 pm

Claire Williams has strawberry floated up Williams

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A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.
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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by darksideby182 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:54 pm

Alonso to retire from F1 at the end of the season.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/45188028

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Ad7 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:18 pm

GP2 CAREER GP2 CAREER

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Jam-Master Jay » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:41 pm

And so F1 loses its best driver. :(

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:41 pm

I guess this means he'll be in indycars next season.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:39 pm

I called it i think earlier in the year that he would quit F1. I think he will be in Indycar and IMSA sportscars next year

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BobbyDigital wrote:I wanna move out of the UK (to L.A. or somewhere similar in the USA) but don't know how to really.


A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.

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