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Old 07-25-2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default Fellipe Massa bizzare accident in F1 qualifing




apperently a spring fell off from rubens car infront and it keept bouncing on track until massa came along and hit it


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scary stuff
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:19 PM   #2
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Ouch. Tough luck.
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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Ouch! That's a hard hit! News is that he's escaped with minor injuries, but won't race.
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:11 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Mattk View Post
Ouch! That's a hard hit! News is that he's escaped with minor injuries, but won't race.
news has been updated
http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headline...25181522.shtml
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:51 PM   #5
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2 very close incidents in about 1 weeks apart.

Maybe they should start thinking of a closed cockpit....
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:17 PM   #6
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Wasn't there a GP2 driver killed by a flying wheel last weekend?

Thank god for modern racing helmets. Hope he will recover quickly.
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:53 PM   #7
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hello.my friends .please tell me in which channel can i watch F1 live in france?thanks a lot
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:13 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by 5vz-fe View Post
Wasn't there a GP2 driver killed by a flying wheel last weekend?
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Thank god for modern racing helmets. Hope he will recover quickly.



Yep in F2.

Modern racing helmets are good but sometimes when luck is not with you it becomes sad in the Henry Surtees F2 driver case. .

I am really glad that Massa survived it. He had a major surgery on his head and was successful.
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77288



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Old 07-25-2009, 11:38 PM   #9
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I was watching that live at work. What are the odds eh? Crazy
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:04 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Evo View Post
Modern racing helmets are good but sometimes when luck is not with you
Yeah. Well, helmets are good, but not good enough to protect you from the sheer mass and the rolling momentum of a tyre or the hardness of a racing car spring. You really can't do much about those other than prevention.
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:46 PM   #11
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The spring is almost 1 kg....and at 180mph.......that's quite a bit of momentum. Altho, there should be an emergency braking switch available so that the team can stop the car remotely if necessary.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:15 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by 5vz-fe View Post
... Altho, there should be an emergency braking switch available so that the team can stop the car remotely if necessary.
How on earth could such a system help at all. By the time the team realizes there is a problem it's over.

I do think something should be done but am not in favor of cockpit canopies that some have suggested. There are brilliant engineers in the sport and they need to collectively study possible solutions.

Personally I think the loose tyre issue, one resulted in Henry Surtees death a week ago, may have a reasonable solution. Smaller objects like the spring I think more problematic. The spring should have never come off the car. The failure of it must be understood and means taken to ensure it's not possible during normal operation of a racing car.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:25 AM   #13
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the spring falling off the brawn is a freak accident, and it is a freak accident for it to have hit felipe in the face. i'm sure there are those that beg to differ, but i believe accidents such as with surtees and massa are so rare and unpredictable that to try to protect against them would be impossible. hopefully felipe makes a full recovery and continues to race, he's a undeniable talent and a wonderful person to have in the series
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:35 AM   #14
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Shit happens. These guys sign up for the tour of duty and collect big money - nothing to see here, lets move on
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:38 AM   #15
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His eye seems to be damaged....hopefully his career won't come to an end due to this

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/moto...ne/8169915.stm
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