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Mclaren F1 in big accident

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vit4

3,507 posts

86 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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Obviously priority is hoping that Rowan is alright, utter legend. But also do hope the car can be repaired frown Let's wait for the morning news I guess...

BDR529

3,554 posts

90 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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Glad RA wasn't seriously hurt. From what I've read anyway..

Dr JonboyG

2,413 posts

155 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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Rawwr said:
The Mirror can spell McLaren in the title but fk it up in the picture caption? rolleyes

Six Fiend

5,931 posts

131 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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"Darling, I've scratched the car" wink




Silent1

19,642 posts

151 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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I'm genuinely surprised at the people who are expressing concern for the car when we have no idea about the state of the driver.
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Egg Chaser

4,947 posts

83 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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Silent1 said:
I'm genuinely surprised at the people who are expressing concern for the car when we have no idea about the state of the driver.
From the picture that was posted, it doesn't look like he would've been too seriously injured. It was probably, and hopefully, just superficial injuries.

The articles posted make it sound a lot worse than it actually looks.

Zad

11,037 posts

152 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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pb said:
In case you didn't know already, this photo is being used here:
http://www.gtspirit.com/2011/08/04/car-crash-rowan...

Hope they got permission...

Kiltox

11,205 posts

74 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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Zad said:
In case you didn't know already, this photo is being used here:
http://www.gtspirit.com/2011/08/04/car-crash-rowan...

Hope they got permission...
Oh not this again rofl

0a

18,444 posts

110 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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Forgot his winter tyres, clearly.

Peloton25

958 posts

154 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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First and foremost I hope that Rowan is okay.

Secondly, I hope that the car can be repaired without much trouble as I know how much he loves it. I've always admired him as an automotive enthusiast and he's exactly the type of person who should have an F1. His 37,000+ miles behind the wheel proves that, even if he has had some misfortune along the way.

>8^)
ER

dudleybloke

12,877 posts

102 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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hope he's ok.
looking at the pic of the car it doesnt look too bad and hopefully he will be back in it soon.

Welshbeef

28,785 posts

114 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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Hope he is ok and from the news reports that does seem to be the case.


As for the car. Sod it it's a car safety first always - it will no doubt be repairable and he may choose to do that or he may simply buy another one and let someone else buy the wreck and do it up.

maser_spyder

6,352 posts

98 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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Can I be the first to suggest it'll T-Cut out?

Seriously though, he must be gutted, a proper petrolhead and I bet it's his pride and joy. Commiserations all round, and fingers crossed for a speedy recovery for both man and machine.

Life Saab Itch

37,067 posts

104 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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Hope Rowan is ok. Radio 4 were reporting pain in his shoulder. Presumably, being a central driving position car, this would most likely be caused by the 4 point harness rather than any impact with a tree or lamp post.

As has been shown time and time again, McLaren can and do repair these cars to as new condition. Hopefully we can see it up and running again soon. smile

Tycho

9,436 posts

189 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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Peloton25 said:
First and foremost I hope that Rowan is okay.

Secondly, I hope that the car can be repaired without much trouble as I know how much he loves it. I've always admired him as an automotive enthusiast and he's exactly the type of person who should have an F1. His 37,000+ miles behind the wheel proves that, even if he has had some misfortune along the way.

>8^)
ER
Totally agree, cars can be repaired pretty easily.

GWS Rowan.

the-photographer

1,307 posts

92 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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smartypants

28,370 posts

85 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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In hospital with a broken shoulder apparently. Another McLaren bites the dust? frown

Welshbeef

28,785 posts

114 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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Life Saab Itch said:
Hope Rowan is ok. Radio 4 were reporting pain in his shoulder. Presumably, being a central driving position car, this would most likely be caused by the 4 point harness rather than any impact with a tree or lamp post.

As has been shown time and time again, McLaren can and do repair these cars to as new condition. Hopefully we can see it up and running again soon. smile
So does that mean every F1 chassis ever built is still on the road today or in fine working order? None been written off??

They never cone up for some either

Chevykevv

1,416 posts

123 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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Broken shoulder confirmed by the BBC, hope he gets well soon.

Damn shame about the car though, hope it's repairable.


edited twice due to iPod thinking it knows better grammar than what I does.

Edited by Chevykevv on Friday 5th August 07:21

Peloton25

958 posts

154 months

Friday 5th August 2011
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Welshbeef said:
So does that mean every F1 chassis ever built is still on the road today or in fine working order? None been written off??
I'm fairly certain that of the 106 that were built in total, including GTRs, LMs and GTs, that we've lost a total of 6.

XP1 - first prototype, crashed and burned in the Namibian desert during development testing
XP2 - MIRA crash test car, later crushed
Chassis #004 or #005 - crashed by a mechanic in Brunei, salvaged for parts only according to sources
Chassis #010 - crashed by Bernd Pischetsrieder, then President of BMW and "written off"
Chassis #017 - crashed by Christopher Dawes on a rain slicked road in Essex. He and his two passengers perished in the ensuing fire frown
Chassis #033 - crashed by its German owner on the Autobahn. He chose not to have McLaren repair the car and instead ordered a new one.

There are a lot of others that have been crashed, even a few multiple times like this one, but as far as I know the rest have been repaired leaving us with 100 total F1s in existence today.

>8^)
ER