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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:25 pm 
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I know everyone is getting ready for the the race tomorrow but this is a great piece of video of Alex Zanardi and Billy Mongerdiscussing their reaction to their respective crashes, hasn't held them back at all it seems!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bjjjj0


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:57 am 
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Would have loved to watch it, but since I'm not in the UK I can't.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:15 pm 
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Does this work for you?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/motorsport/45295657

Or this, not at all cheesy its a great watch!



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:51 pm 
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That was great. Thanks for sharing. They are both inspirational.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:38 pm 
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that would be a really good show to watch.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:52 pm 
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I didn't see the need to create another new thread about Billy Monger so I will just add my comment onto here. He's currently racing in F3 where the cars currently don't have a Halo, I wonder if he would be able to manage to get in and out of a car that has it fitted. If not then I think that's a bit unfair if he has to stop racing single seaters due to not being able to get in and out the car.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:01 pm 
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I'm not sure it would be a big problem TBH, initial egress is all about the arms, he would have prosthetic legs presumably. From the above video I'm not sure that getting out of the car would stop him driving in F1 he is a pretty determined young man.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:41 pm 
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I know Zanardi isn't looked at like a top racer by the F1 crowds, but I am in the USA and he was absolutely my favorite CART/Indycar driver and one of my favorite all time drivers. I am still bummed that he never seemed to have a good car in F1 as I would have loved to see him compete at his best, but F1 has never been about fairness and plenty of good drivers never got to show their true talents.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:06 am 
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Billy only went and put his car on pole on his first return to Donington since the crash there that resulted in his legs being amputated, this kid is special in my opinion.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:20 am 
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I know! The kid may yet have F1 in his future!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:21 am 
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F1 MERCENARY wrote:
I know! The kid may yet have F1 in his future!!!


I don't want to sound pessimistic, but isn't there an extraction test in F1 that drivers have to pass? How would this work with Billy Monger? Would they make an exception or modify the car somehow?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:04 am 
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Siao7 wrote:
F1 MERCENARY wrote:
I know! The kid may yet have F1 in his future!!!


I don't want to sound pessimistic, but isn't there an extraction test in F1 that drivers have to pass? How would this work with Billy Monger? Would they make an exception or modify the car somehow?


There is in F3 as well.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:11 am 
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mikeyg123 wrote:
Siao7 wrote:
F1 MERCENARY wrote:
I know! The kid may yet have F1 in his future!!!


I don't want to sound pessimistic, but isn't there an extraction test in F1 that drivers have to pass? How would this work with Billy Monger? Would they make an exception or modify the car somehow?


There is in F3 as well.

Makes sense really. I looked it up, article 13.1.4, it is 7 seconds to get out of the car and also to have replaced the steering wheel back within 12 or so, not sure what the requirements are for F3 currently


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:23 pm 
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For those who are interested and live in the UK, there is a documentary about Billy on BBC2 at 21:00 this coming Monday the 19th of November.


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For those who are interested and live in the UK, there is a documentary about Billy on BBC2 at 21:00 this coming Monday the 19th of November.


Thanks, hadn't spotted that!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:04 pm 
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I'm watching it now. He's a very impressive young man.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:36 am 
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mikeyg123 wrote:
I'm watching it now. He's a very impressive young man.


I hadn't spotted that it's on iPlayer before it's even been broadcast, don't see the point of that so I'll wait and watch it this evening.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:15 pm 
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The BBC do a few long reads on various events/people. They've done one on Billy Monger.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/id ... vil_spirit


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:19 pm 
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Just watched the documentary. What an inspiration Billy is, to remain as positive as he has despite what he has been through is incredible. Definitely worth a watch on iplayer for those of you in the UK.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:03 pm 
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Billy was in the Mercedes pit in Abu Dhabi during qualifying and David Croft said that Billy will be having an extraction test of a GP3 car this week.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:53 pm 
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extraction test complete and passed by the looks of things:

https://twitter.com/billymonger?lang=en


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