Pic Of The Week: Crashtastic F1 Fun

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Normally we try to make POTW topical in some way, but with today's offering we are rather breaking our own self-imposed rule.

The reason? Well, apart from the fact that we weren't really inspired by anything else in this week's motoring news, an idle browse on LAT photographic's archive brought up this pic, dredged from the company's 'Unique Collection #5'.

It's Mauricio Gugelmin taking to the air in his March-Judd in the 1989 French GP at Paul Ricard, causing the race to be restarted. Astonishingly, he managed to restart the race (albeit using the team's spare car).

If we're really pushing it, we suppose we could say it's topical because there wasn't a Grand Prix last weekend, but that's a bit tenuous...

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  • PSBuckshot 18 Mar 2011

    I miss the French GPs.
    Great picture though, new wallpaper at work.

  • soad 18 Mar 2011

    That's a crash and half! Always looks spectacular too, be it moto gp or f1
    Look at all them bits flying...did well to walk away

  • Papa Hotel 18 Mar 2011

    Scary nowadays seeing that sort of crash, his heart must have been in his mouth given the more relaxed safety culture back then.

  • dave stew 18 Mar 2011

    Papa Hotel said:
    Scary nowadays seeing that sort of crash, his heart must have been in his mouth given the more relaxed safety culture back then.
    At least it wasn't 1969!

  • JJ78 18 Mar 2011

    hell of a POTW! serves him right for thinking a Leytonhouse should have been challenging ferraris! lol

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