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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:45 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqkeIga3lCc

thought people might enjoy this, neither drivers fault imo but pretty funny since it was so unexpected

i love how everyone is applauding the medical car including the crowd and almost everyone in the pits


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:09 pm 
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Thank you for Sharing ^_^


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:03 pm 
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Why would the medical car try and overtake it? Does the medical car overtake F1 cars when they have like a puncture or something?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:05 pm 
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Might as well add to the list....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUUUKuo8hXs


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:39 pm 
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i think it slowly follows the race drivers around for the first lap incase any serious incidents arise on the first lap so it can get there really fast and it was trying to overtake him because it knew it was not a serious incident and needed to keep up with the rest of the pack, love that video Cozz there have been a few amusing accidents in motor sport over the years(they are not usually amusing)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:17 pm 
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Cozz wrote:
Might as well add to the list....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUUUKuo8hXs


Or this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzqZV9V4R-s

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:26 pm 
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or this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8lutheieVs

Safety car montage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oIZUFmsqYU


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:29 pm 
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lol i didnt realise there were so many incidents involving safety cars and medical cars i know there was a few in indycar


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:30 pm 
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Hitting any kind of safety car on track is a HUGE no-no, as one would imagine.

In the V8 Supercars footage it looked like Van Gisbergen was trying to get to the side of the track and wasn't paying attention to who was around him. After all, the rest of the field had already gone around him. The safety car wasn't helping by driving the racing line at speed.

That footage of Heidfeld was scary. The video doesn't show what the previous corner worker was showing for flags but the corner in question was showing a red flag. Red flags are usually full course and means the session has stopped, so depending on timing, Heidfeld was really risking the lives of not only himself, but of the safety car and corner marshals. A few seconds later and he would have killed the driver of the SC. Did he get a reprimand for that?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:41 pm 
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racer_nobu wrote:
Hitting any kind of safety car on track is a HUGE no-no, as one would imagine.

In the V8 Supercars footage it looked like Van Gisbergen was trying to get to the side of the track and wasn't paying attention to who was around him. After all, the rest of the field had already gone around him. The safety car wasn't helping by driving the racing line at speed.

That footage of Heidfeld was scary. The video doesn't show what the previous corner worker was showing for flags but the corner in question was showing a red flag. Red flags are usually full course and means the session has stopped, so depending on timing, Heidfeld was really risking the lives of not only himself, but of the safety car and corner marshals. A few seconds later and he would have killed the driver of the SC. Did he get a reprimand for that?

from what i have heard about the incident involving Van Gisbergen is that his steering broke at the time when the medical car was trying to pass him i could be wrong though

i would like to know about the Heidfeld incident too though its really unusual to see an incident involving a safety or medical car luckily


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The safety/medical cars always drive the racing line at speed - they'd be caught by the field all the time if they didn't. That's why they have racing drivers at the wheel for F1 (and other categories). Think back to the beginning of the safety car in F1 when it was so slow it held up the field badly. Nigel Roebuck has some great Sid Watkins + all-star medical car drivers stories this month, particularly Lauda, and some time where the Prof stole a random car with the keys in it from the circuit parking lot to use in place of some Ford whose engine had gone kaput.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:56 pm 
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madchild wrote:

in the last clip at Daytona what is happening there?


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ashley313 wrote:
The safety/medical cars always drive the racing line at speed - they'd be caught by the field all the time if they didn't. That's why they have racing drivers at the wheel for F1 (and other categories). Think back to the beginning of the safety car in F1 when it was so slow it held up the field badly. Nigel Roebuck has some great Sid Watkins + all-star medical car drivers stories this month, particularly Lauda, and some time where the Prof stole a random car with the keys in it from the circuit parking lot to use in place of some Ford whose engine had gone kaput.


I know that, but in this particular case, we're not talking F1 speeds and the medical/safety car drivers still need to have the same track awareness as the drivers. I'd imagine that a disabled car on track at that location would have started a full course caution, so the Porsche would have had enough time to catch up to a bunch of V8 SuperCars. The sedans also don't need to maintain the kinds of speeds that an F1 car needs to maintain in order to keep the systems cool, so the leading SC would have been able to bunch the field and slow it down enough to allow the medical car to clear the track safely.

The Porsche actually did slow down, hesitated, then went for the gap. Unfortunately, Van Gisbergen's car went the same way. It did look like a broken suspension. So no harm, no foul, except for a large body shop bill.

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i read that bernd maylander is driving 100% of this merc sls amg to try preventing formula 1 cars running into the back of him , is he really driving this thing to the max ?

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Aussie V8's are faster than you think. Our poor slow BMW's don't need to circulate at appreciable speed to keep the cars cool and the tires warm but the cars in most premier categories do.

And the steering was broken, he had no choice where he was going.

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I strongly associate the thread title with the name Nick Heidfeld.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:46 pm 
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Seriously, the Aussie V8's are eons slower than F1 cars. I wasn't comparing BMW's to Aussie V8's.

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Missing the point lol

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And you mine. ;)

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Cozz wrote:
Might as well add to the list....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUUUKuo8hXs

Bizarrely I caused exactly the same damage to almost exactly the same car about a month after this race. Reversing the old man's (less suped up) Merc estate down the garden with the passenger door open, I forgot about an apple tree. If you think Heidfeld made himself look stupid you should have seen me.

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