Massive F3 Crash Parabolica

Massive F3 Crash Parabolica

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MitchT

Original Poster:

12,613 posts

154 months

Saturday 7th September
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Let's talk about sausage kerbs...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLoANuuj7CE

NB. Driver taken for precautionary checks but otherwise OK.

Edited for better link.

Edited by MitchT on Saturday 7th September 11:35

Puddenchucker

2,875 posts

163 months

Saturday 7th September
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First off, glad to hear that the driver is apparently OK

Bu if you ever needed proof that curbs are dangerous....

After last week's tragedy at Spa I think everyone at the track must have been fearing the worst after seeing that.

Arklight

814 posts

134 months

Saturday 7th September
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Initially saw that on twitter from the angle looking back down the main straight and thought it was from a computer game.

I didn't realise they had sausage kerbs on the outside of parabolica, that is absolutely crazy.

But it is all born of the lack of gravel now and the huge tarmac runoffs

No Face

148 posts

134 months

Saturday 7th September
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Was watching the race live and had a moment where I feared the worst; they didn’t show the replay for a few minutes afterwards.

From what I could tell it looked like the halo might have saved him, it must have taken most of the hit when it landed on the barrier.

If I were driving this weekend I’d want that kerb removed, it could have been worse and if something faster repeated the accident it could be much, much worse.

MitchT

Original Poster:

12,613 posts

154 months

Saturday 7th September
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No Face said:
If I were driving this weekend I’d want that kerb removed...
Apparently it has been removed. The work to do so delayed the final practice of the Formula 1. Hopefully it's now being used to slap the individual(s) who thought it should have been there in the first place.

marksx

3,594 posts

135 months

Saturday 7th September
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Bloody hell! Marshalls were lucky too.

Mr E

18,707 posts

204 months

Saturday 7th September
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Holy crap on a cracker.
What on earth was that doing there?

MiniMan64

12,002 posts

135 months

Saturday 7th September
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I watched it 3 times and I couldn’t figure out where the car he’d hit was before i realised it was a stupidly placed kerb!

Some takeoff angle that though...

Petrolsniffed

839 posts

10 months

Saturday 7th September
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Someone needs jail time for st like this. Fortune means the lad is ok, but having something on the track like that should be illegal

alfie2244

11,292 posts

133 months

Saturday 7th September
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WTF?? eek

CoolHands

9,893 posts

140 months

Saturday 7th September
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Devils advocate- he should have gone wider rather than go straight over it with the plank on his car

freedman

4,432 posts

152 months

Saturday 7th September
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CoolHands said:
Devils advocate- he should have gone wider rather than go straight over it with the plank on his car
Matters not really

Maybe he could have avoided it, yes, but there should never be a feature on the racetrack, or run off area that can actually cause such an accident

Swampy1982

1,910 posts

56 months

Saturday 7th September
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Fractured vertebrae apparently...

Petrolsniffed

839 posts

10 months

Saturday 7th September
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Swampy1982 said:
Fractured vertebrae apparently...
Hope he and his team press for the maximum penalty against the track owners

MitchT

Original Poster:

12,613 posts

154 months

Saturday 7th September
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Petrolsniffed said:
Hope he and his team press for the maximum penalty against the track owners
... and hopefully the track owners pass their bill to the cockwombles at the FIA who mandate these stupid things!

italianjob1275

444 posts

91 months

Saturday 7th September
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marksx said:
Bloody hell! Marshalls were lucky too.
Removed the need to go and wake up the telehandler driver up though...

Gandahar

7,074 posts

73 months

Saturday 7th September
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Jail time ? Too much emotion for sensible thinking. Get a grip people.

To be honest that is the worst result I have ever seen for a sausage kerb, or can you show similar?

They have removed it and perhaps will put this result into the data bank

Meanwhile ...

https://twitter.com/VincentJBruins/status/11703123...

Lentilist

471 posts

20 months

Saturday 7th September
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Gandahar said:
Jail time ? Too much emotion for sensible thinking. Get a grip people.

To be honest that is the worst result I have ever seen for a sausage kerb, or can you show similar?
GP3 at Spa a few years ago:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj3r9xM9Dzo

Sophia Floersch's Macau crash also involved them.

Petrolsniffed

839 posts

10 months

Saturday 7th September
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Gandahar said:
Jail time ? Too much emotion for sensible thinking. Get a grip people.

To be honest that is the worst result I have ever seen for a sausage kerb, or can you show similar?
Yeah, lets have sensible thinking, like holding idiots to account who allow these incidents to become possible. I mean, even if there were not clear evidence of it happening before, there is, then it is not beyond the capability of even a modest brain to think that allowing those to be on a track that could result in such an incident is endangering lives. Maybe we should get a grip and wait for when there are further incidents?

CrutyRammers

9,432 posts

143 months

Saturday 7th September
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I've not been keeping up on formula racing...but what is that supposed to be for?