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F1 Fans: anyone see Webbers aerial display today?


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#1 TheSaint

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 07:38 PM

ok, im probably the only F1 fan here, but damn. It was scary.

FIA will probably have this video down in a few hours...



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Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:32 PM

Wow, Red Bull really does give you wings....

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:58 AM

Damn! The combination of F1 and aerial in the title drew me in. Good thing the driver is ok. You can see that the safety features of the car/track/wall worked perfectly here, it could have been much worse.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:03 AM

That was scary! :eek: Glad he was OK.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:53 AM

If you read Webber's Wiki page, you'll find that he flipped his Mercedes twice in the preparation for the 1999 24 Hours of LeMans during practice and qualifying. The announcers remarked on it when he flipped today. I couldn't find video for that, but if it was anything like this video taken during that LeMans race... (same year, sister car to Webber's, same aerodynamic defect, different driver on the same team)


SMH, must be deja vu all over again for him. (crash starts at 30 sec)

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:22 AM

I didn't see this wreck live or anything. A friend of mine showed it to me last night. When I first watched it, I wasn't nearly as impressed or in shock as my friend. It really didn't look very bad at all to me.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:18 AM

I didn't see this wreck live or anything. A friend of mine showed it to me last night. When I first watched it, I wasn't nearly as impressed or in shock as my friend. It really didn't look very bad at all to me.


196 mph

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:55 AM

Ah those things are tanks.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:00 AM

2 things crossed my mind.

1. Glad he didnt fly into the grandstand.
2. Glad he didnt land in water.

he slammed into those tires hard as hell too.

Edited by TheSaint, 28 June 2010 - 10:03 AM.


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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:00 PM

Like I said - the pods the drivers sit in are basically bullet proof. They're designed to withstand crashes like that - all the aerodynamic stuff on the car crumples like paper, but the pod the driver sits in is ridiculously tough.