Ditched Ferrari

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Zetec-S

3,191 posts

40 months

Monday 7th October
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ericmcn said:
Is that Ferrari AWD? Thought not, so its silly of the owners to go bat out of hell in weather like that, there was only ever going to be one outcome. I recall a BMW also going out of control on the M25 or something and posting up on here, again RWD + Wet = Not good
Perhaps the driver was having an imaginary race with a Subaru?

The Mad Monk

5,822 posts

64 months

Monday 7th October
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TobyPS said:
Aquaplane speed is mostly function of tyre pressure. The predicted speed is calculated by:

9 x (square root of tyre pressure in psi)

So for 40psi it's about 57mph.

Empirical formula so based on observations by NASA.
Shoe repairers.

Sten.

1,176 posts

81 months

Monday 7th October
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mwstewart said:
Why take a photo of someone else's misfortune?

I'm also of the opinion that it's a bit weird to look up the details of another person's car in a non-sale scenario.
Very much agree with both points.

TobyPS

5 posts

3 months

Monday 7th October
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The Mad Monk said:
TobyPS said:
Aquaplane speed is mostly function of tyre pressure. The predicted speed is calculated by:

9 x (square root of tyre pressure in psi)

So for 40psi it's about 57mph.

Empirical formula so based on observations by NASA.
Shoe repairers.
Interesting. Did your personal research find otherwise?

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&amp...

hyphen

11,263 posts

37 months

Monday 7th October
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Sten. said:
mwstewart said:
Why take a photo of someone else's misfortune?

I'm also of the opinion that it's a bit weird to look up the details of another person's car in a non-sale scenario.
Very much agree with both points.
Photojournalism is very important. At the time the pic was taken, there was a story to be told.

It's not 'documenting a misfortune' it's recording an event.

If the photographer was not a pher but a respected journalist, would you say the same?

There maybe 50 people who look at the pic posted and think to themselves I must be more careful driving today smile

Edited by hyphen on Monday 7th October 08:19

Dave.

5,681 posts

200 months

Monday 7th October
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Is the for a new MPS4S or a part warn linglong ditchfinder 3000?

Oh, it's an aeroplane tyre....

Don't think that applies to the Ferrari in the ditch.

smile

yonex

15,421 posts

115 months

Monday 7th October
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hyphen said:
Photojournalism is very important. At the time the pic was taken, there was a story to be told.

It's not 'documenting a misfortune' it's recording an event.

If the photographer was not a pher but a respected journalist, would you say the same?

There maybe 50 people who look at the pic posted and think to themselves I must be more careful driving today smile

Edited by hyphen on Monday 7th October 08:19
OP isn’t a journo, it’s just a typical stty post to take the piss. Sad.

Tannedbaldhead

2,365 posts

79 months

Monday 7th October
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Thesprucegoose said:
A comment like that reminds me of this music video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i63cgUeSsY0

LITTLE BIG - BIG DICK

Slighty nsfw

Edited by Thesprucegoose on Sunday 6th October 19:41
Or this

https://youtu.be/LQULzaHD9Pc

Pesty

40,628 posts

203 months

Monday 7th October
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Sten. said:
mwstewart said:
Why take a photo of someone else's misfortune?

I'm also of the opinion that it's a bit weird to look up the details of another person's car in a non-sale scenario.
Very much agree with both points.
I really don’t care what people do or have much thought about it being weird or not.

In fact I think it’s a bit weird to think people are weird for doing it smile

Schermerhorn

3,621 posts

136 months

Monday 7th October
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A lot of people revelling in the misfortune of that Ferrari driver.

Typical salty Brit behaviour. Always classy.

SidewaysSi

5,946 posts

181 months

Monday 7th October
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Yep the Brits do like to laugh at people's misfortune. Especially those seen to be more successful than them.

Funny, I saw a MK2 Focus 1.6 Zetec in a hedge yesterday but it didn't make the front page.

Pesty

40,628 posts

203 months

Monday 7th October
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Schermerhorn said:
A lot of people revelling in the misfortune of that Ferrari driver.

Typical salty Brit behaviour. Always classy.
Where? Not seen one post can you show me?

Smokehead

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7,650 posts

175 months

Monday 7th October
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yonex said:
hyphen said:
Photojournalism is very important. At the time the pic was taken, there was a story to be told.

It's not 'documenting a misfortune' it's recording an event.

If the photographer was not a pher but a respected journalist, would you say the same?

There maybe 50 people who look at the pic posted and think to themselves I must be more careful driving today smile

Edited by hyphen on Monday 7th October 08:19
OP isn’t a journo, it’s just a typical stty post to take the piss. Sad.
I do beg your pardon. I thought the incident may be of interest to car enthusiasts who would think 'There but for the grace of God, go I'. rolleyes



Plate spinner

13,556 posts

147 months

Monday 7th October
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TobyPS said:
Aquaplane speed is mostly function of tyre pressure. The predicted speed is calculated by:

9 x (square root of tyre pressure in psi)

So for 40psi it's about 57mph.

Empirical formula so based on observations by NASA.
Didn’t know that

RobM77

33,174 posts

181 months

Monday 7th October
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ericmcn said:
Is that Ferrari AWD? Thought not, so its silly of the owners to go bat out of hell in weather like that, there was only ever going to be one outcome. I recall a BMW also going out of control on the M25 or something and posting up on here, again RWD + Wet = Not good
Don't be daft. Loads of people on the forum drive powerful rear wheel drive cars in all weathers year after year without incident. Wet weather makes accidents more likely in relative terms, but they're in no means 'likely' in absolute terms.

yonex

15,421 posts

115 months

Monday 7th October
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Smokehead said:
I do beg your pardon. I thought the incident may be of interest to car enthusiasts who would think 'There but for the grace of God, go I'. rolleyes
Isn’t it going well.....

Smokehead

Original Poster:

7,650 posts

175 months

Monday 7th October
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yonex said:
Smokehead said:
I do beg your pardon. I thought the incident may be of interest to car enthusiasts who would think 'There but for the grace of God, go I'. rolleyes
Isn’t it going well.....
Isn't it just...

mwstewart

5,604 posts

135 months

Monday 7th October
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hyphen said:
Photojournalism is very important. At the time the pic was taken, there was a story to be told.

It's not 'documenting a misfortune' it's recording an event.

If the photographer was not a pher but a respected journalist, would you say the same?

There maybe 50 people who look at the pic posted and think to themselves I must be more careful driving today smile

Edited by hyphen on Monday 7th October 08:19
Absolutely. I dislike journalism at the best of times because it rarely provides any kind of meaningful learning opportunity. For me this case falls very much into that category; it's a car in a hedge - mechanical failure? Medical problem? Animal in road? Oil spill? Driver error?

thelostboy

3,605 posts

172 months

Monday 7th October
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Smokehead said:
I do beg your pardon. I thought the incident may be of interest to car enthusiasts who would think 'There but for the grace of God, go I'. rolleyes
In fairness, in your original post did say "Must have been a 'watch this' moment."

I didn't even think it before someone mentioned it, but now it does make me wonder if this is a sad example of people getting their kicks out of seeing someone successful "suffer."

If it is a member, sorry to see the news! Hope your 430 is back on the road again soon.

355spiderguy

604 posts

118 months

Monday 7th October
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Lots of you are looking into this way too much.

In the current climate almost everyone has a camera phone, and these days people even post up pics of what they are about to eat on social media.

This is probably one of dozens of pics the individual took that day and posted onto social media; this one just happens to have a Ferrari that's in a little predicament and it has found its way onto here.

What is more surprising is the bickering that has ensued afterwards, with a little bit of unintentional light entertainment thrown in by Gameface.

For the posters whom have stated 'why take a pic of someones misfortune', well ask yourself if your aghast with that, why did you click onto a thread named 'ditched ferrari'?

It is, however, good to read about the driving gods on here whom havn't at any point been even slightly caught out with a changing road surface from dry to damp in any format of front wheel, rear wheel or 4 wheel drive....i doth my cap to them and ponder why they may work in an office etc instead of being a paid works team driver in the WRC etc...