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F1 Fans: anyone see Webbers aerial display today?

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

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

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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)

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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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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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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.

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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.

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