een talks formula one

Oct 06

lookslikehecansurf:

i understand most of you aren’t fond of racing and don’t know much about it, but right now i wish you all did

Today during the Japanese GP of Formula 1 a french driver, Jules Bianchi got into an accident by crashing into a crane evacuating another car. I hope you all, regardless of your location and level of interest, will show respect and pray for Jules as he is currently in the hospital being operated on a severe head injury.

Now, i want to say something else. This wouldn’t have happened if the race was stopped earlier, when weather conditions got worse. This wouldn’t have happened if the race start was moved to today morning. This wouldn’t have happened if people in charge of racing would care more about the safety of the drivers and less about ratings and money.

i think this has been an example of an unacceptable behaviour, something that we have been seeing in racing for a long, long time already. and i hope that this can be a reminder to everyone connected with racing or any kind of sport competition at all, that people’s lives and people’s heath always stands first, and we never see something like that happen again. #ForzaJules

This was a freak accident. Full precautions were taken. Cranes only come onto the racing area (this case, a gravel trap) under double waved yellows where drivers are to be prepared to come to a complete stop, this happened. A red flag/safety car is not required every time a crane comes into the racing area, only for when the track is obstructed.

Of course this would not have happened if the race was stopped. But the race wasn’t stopped. The emphasis on driver safety of the past 20 years post Senna and Ratzenberger’s deaths is exactly what has saved Bianchi’s life - the design of the car, the improvement in helmet technology.

I have seen much, much worse conditions where the officials have waved play on, and to think that every time there is wet conditions the race must be stopped due to the potential for a freak accident? Come on. This type of incident could have potentially happened without rain.

Oct 05

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 pulls through.

Oct 04

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Sep 29

itsawheelthing:

Minardi Monday … what we miss … natural racetracksUkyo Katayama, Fondmetal Minardi-Hart M197, 1997 Austrian Grand Prix, Zeltweg

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Minardi Monday … what we miss … natural racetracks

Ukyo Katayama, Fondmetal Minardi-Hart M197, 1997 Austrian Grand Prix, Zeltweg

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Minardi Monday … skylineGiancarlo Fisichella, Minardi-Ford M195B, 1996 Canadian Grand Prix, Montréal

Yes. Best Italian combo, Fisi in a Minardi.

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Minardi Monday … skyline

Giancarlo Fisichella, Minardi-Ford M195B, 1996 Canadian Grand Prix, Montréal

Yes. Best Italian combo, Fisi in a Minardi.

Sep 24

itsawheelthing:

Williams Wednesday … low riderRalf Schumacher, Winfield Williams-Supertec FW21, 1999 Spanish Grand Prix, Montmélo

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Williams Wednesday … low rider

Ralf Schumacher, Winfield Williams-Supertec FW21, 1999 Spanish Grand Prix, Montmélo

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Williams Wednesday … in the lion’s denDamon Hill, Rothmans Williams-Renault FW17, 1995 San Marino Grand Prix, Imola

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Williams Wednesday … in the lion’s den

Damon Hill, Rothmans Williams-Renault FW17, 1995 San Marino Grand Prix, Imola

Sep 23

itsawheelthing:

Minardi Monday … full frontal nudityMinardi-Ford M195B, 1996 German Grand Prix, Hockenheimring

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Minardi Monday … full frontal nudity

Minardi-Ford M195B, 1996 German Grand Prix, Hockenheimring

Sep 22

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MInardi Monday … check out my tools Pierluigi Martini, Beta Martini-Ford M194, 1994 F1 World Championship

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MInardi Monday … check out my tools 

Pierluigi Martini, Beta Martini-Ford M194, 1994 F1 World Championship

Sep 17

itsawheelthing:

Williams Wednesday … low riderDamon Hill, Rothmans Williams-Renault FW18, 1996 Argentinian Grand Prix, Buenos Aires

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Williams Wednesday … low rider

Damon Hill, Rothmans Williams-Renault FW18, 1996 Argentinian Grand Prix, Buenos Aires