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  • urban 4 Jul 2012 02:38:11 10,942 posts
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    @superdelphinus

    Love the beast

    Doesn't die. Is a good documentary about Eric Bana and his love of big fucking American muscle cars.



    Helmet impact, not good. Can't see her making it out of a crash like that without a serious life long injury :(

    Edited by urban at 02:52:49 04-07-2012
  • Rusty_M 4 Jul 2012 07:11:54 4,658 posts
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    She supposedly regained consciousness, which is something.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • shamblemonkee 4 Jul 2012 10:37:45 14,334 posts
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    Silverstone looking like could be a wet race: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2637827

    Fun fun fun.
  • Psychotext 4 Jul 2012 11:04:18 54,017 posts
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    Meh. It's enough of a lottery lately without adding heavy rain. They'll just end up spending half the race behind the safety car.
  • shamblemonkee 4 Jul 2012 11:10:40 14,334 posts
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    Rain would negate the tyre differential to an extent and just give us good old slipperyness, so long as like you say they grow some balls and don't sit behind the SC. :D
  • Deleted user 4 July 2012 11:15:18
    Good job silverstone isn't in scotland. would have to deal with acid rain otherwise...
  • jellyhead 4 Jul 2012 11:44:15 24,350 posts
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    Knockhill is a great track!

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  • brokenkey 4 Jul 2012 12:08:38 6,999 posts
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    urban wrote:
    @superdelphinus

    Love the beast

    Doesn't die. Is a good documentary about Eric Bana and his love of big fucking American muscle cars.



    Helmet impact, not good. Can't see her making it out of a crash like that without a serious life long injury :(
    Well Massa came back as good as new*

    *apart from the usual large crash lack of confidence that impacts most drivers who've been involved in very big crashes. Some exceptions of course

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  • Deleted user 4 July 2012 13:02:15
    jellyhead wrote:
    Knockhill is a great track!
    Hehe sorry, i been reading a lot of frankie boyle treats recently.

    My boss as done a track day on his bike at knockhill. said its mental so up and down.

    Really like Cadwell park as well, and oulton park for that matter.
  • SaucyGeoff 4 Jul 2012 16:32:47 2,575 posts
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    Urgh, statement from Marussia that de Villota has lost an eye. Grim.
  • mad_caddy 4 Jul 2012 16:43:45 3,306 posts
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    That is grim, and also very sad news.
  • jellyhead 4 Jul 2012 16:56:22 24,350 posts
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    Sad news indeed. I wish her a speedy recovery and rehabilitation.

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  • elephantjuice 4 Jul 2012 16:59:40 648 posts
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    That is pretty tragic really but from what I've read it sounded like it could have been a lot worse.
  • shamblemonkee 4 Jul 2012 17:50:35 14,334 posts
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    A totally bizarre and sad accident :(
  • DanB24 4 Jul 2012 17:58:31 1,896 posts
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    Great that she's alive but awful about her eye. :(
  • mal 4 Jul 2012 18:13:25 22,476 posts
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    Is she out of the danger zone now then? Last I heard it was still looking life-threatening.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • DanB24 4 Jul 2012 18:21:19 1,896 posts
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    She's said to be "Critical but stable".
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-18711127
  • urban 4 Jul 2012 19:27:13 10,942 posts
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    Horrific accident, judging by the small amount of information being released I can imagine she has significant Neurological and facial damage, Pure speculation though.

    Really feel for her and her family.
  • shamblemonkee 4 Jul 2012 20:54:17 14,334 posts
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    i can only guess that if she was completing a run and coming in to stop that she may have lifted her visor as she came in hence the scale of the injuries - if the reported speed of impact is correct?
  • DanB24 4 Jul 2012 21:01:10 1,896 posts
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    I was thinking that must have been the case too re the visor.
  • superdelphinus 4 Jul 2012 21:03:25 8,051 posts
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    My dad actually works at addenbrooks. I saw him today on his way back from holiday, there's a high chance he would have been involved in her surgery weirdly enough. Sadly he was explaining to me that there would be a high chance of secondary optical damage with that sort of damage (this is before I knew), but described that as almost a "best-outcome" scenario.

    Terrible luck, poor lady
  • Nth 4 Jul 2012 21:16:50 3,121 posts
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    One theory is she stopped and let revs drop, the anti-stall kicked in and applied 50% throttle. If she was still in gear it might explain why she was caught out, so maybe a mix of a car glitch and driver inexperience?

    I have to say, the press release was atrociously written, easy to think she was dead until you got to the last 2 words:

    "However it is with great sadness that I must report that, due to the injuries she sustained, Maria has lost her right eye"
  • superdelphinus 4 Jul 2012 21:22:46 8,051 posts
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    I'm not sure I buy the inexperienced thing really. Sure she was relatively inexperienced but it's not like it was the first time she'd driven an f1 car
  • Nth 4 Jul 2012 22:44:26 3,121 posts
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    I didn't mean basic ability to drive I meant getting to know all the systems on these increasingly complex cars, apparently the anti-stall often catches people out.
  • superdelphinus 5 Jul 2012 23:01:43 8,051 posts
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    http://vimeo.com/40820211#
  • Bremenacht 5 Jul 2012 23:25:27 17,852 posts
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    : D

    Looking forward to booing him on Sunday.
  • ResidentKnievel 5 Jul 2012 23:28:51 6,184 posts
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    :D

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  • urban 6 Jul 2012 09:31:58 10,942 posts
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    SKY are showing their true colours over this London race thing today. Georgie talking it up, showing the segment once again.

    Asking people 'is there room for a second British grand prix?

    Anyway, one was dead set against it  (Derek warwick) and the other was of the opinion (johnny Herbert) that it wouldn't happen anyway so why worry?

    I understand Derek is head of a foundation who got bullied by Bernie into buy the British f1 at a price they weren't happy with and now are being told hey! We're thinking about creating another race really close by you won't benefit from!

    Georgie however was not letting off. I'd say it was entirely clear that she had a producer down her ear pushing hard.

    Despicable.

    Edited by urban at 09:42:03 06-07-2012
  • Deleted user 6 July 2012 10:29:15
    thats a bit shit really, i guess theres a lot in it for sky if they did. soom poor team would get brought out and become sky pro racing team and buy everything and everyone...

    as a one off, and say rotate it in the likes of other cities say as the european grand prix it could work, but i don't want any more street circuits.

    Anyway the red bull looks like it be driving through a mud field this weekend, but its actually loads of small images of people montaged into the paintwork.
  • SaucyGeoff 6 Jul 2012 13:32:30 2,575 posts
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    Logged in to do predictions for this weekend, decided I had absolutely no idea what might happen, and logged out again.
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