Oh yeah I heard last week on commentary
"kvyat’s been given the red bull seat, he’s not even won a race"
Were they fucking serious he’s not even completed a season and STR is always shite tbh so what can be expected of him
Sebastian Vettel set a very high standard for future Toro Rosso drivers. A lot of Toro Rosso drivers haven’t met that standard, I think Daniel Ricciardo has reached the standard though and we’ll see next year whether Daniil Kyvat will as well. But to judge a driver’s quality on how they do in a poor car is… the mark of a good driver, really. But you gotta have some perspective. Alonso was praised for his performances at Minardi and never got a single point.
“This [new] generation of F1 drivers is not used to seeing big accidents. Bianchi’s accident makes me very angry, because I have the feeling of being back in the 80s when this type of accident happened every two or three races. This brings me back very bad memories” - Alain Prost
People criticised Prost for not wanting to race in the rain-soaked 1989 Australian Grand Prix. Apart from the fact he had nothing to race for, having already clinched the championship, he thought the conditions were far too dangerous. He had good reasons. In 1982 during a torrential qualifying sessions at Hockenheim, Prost was involved in an accident that ended the career of Didier Pironi. Pironi, unable to see Prost’s Renault through all the spray, ran into the rear of the slow moving Renault and was launched into the air (in a similar way to Webber’s accident at Valencia not long ago). Didier’s legs were destroyed, was lucky for them not to have been amputated, and never raced again. The accident was also very similar to the crash that killed Didier’s team mate, Gilles Villeneuve, earlier in the season. In a complete contrast to the FIA’s and FOM’s practice of suppressing any footage of Bianchi’s crash, the accident and post-accident attempts to revive Gilles’ were televised world wide in news reports.
In the 1980’s drivers wanted to race in poor conditions because they were so accustomed to such awful crashes that the weather was rarely the key event in a driver’s death or severe injuring. In the 00’s, drivers want to race in poor conditions because of the perceived invincibility of modern technology. Robert Kubica survived his horror crash at Montreal, even Massa survived his freak accident at Hungary that left his life in the balance.
In the early 90’s, there were comments that the large length of time since a death in Formula One despite all the major accidents (think Nige’s fractured spine, Berger’s and Piquet’s severe accidents at Tumberello, Donnelly’s massive accident he some how survived at Jerez) had made driver’s, specifically the younger ones, start to feel invincible. It took Imola in 1994 to throw that out the window and cause a serious rethink of safety in Formula One. If anything good can come out of Bianchi’s crash, hopefully it is a renewed investigation into the safety of Formula One.
To quote Michael Schumacher:
I hope we learn from this. I think there is a lot to learn from and we have to use this. And things like this, they shouldn’t happen without taking the experience from it.
I’ve seen a photo of Jules in the car post-crash, his helmet was completely intact, no visible sign of damage to it, but the role bar and intake and entire area behind his head was destroyed. His helmet, and all the changes in driver’s position in the chassis post 1994, have saved his life. Lets hope he pules through.
I’ve seen it too but you can’t say for sure that his helmet wasn’t damaged, you can’t see the other side closest to the jcb. From the look of the damage to the car his helmet would have been hit
Not trying to put a downer on things, just keep things factual
Absolutely. Based on the damage to the car it is clear that there was impact to the helmet, but the condition of the helmet is very promising and the fact it is intact is also very good.