View Full Version : F1 - Wildest GP in recent history!

06-11-2007, 04:10 AM
Not only was the GP alone just crazy and a large Congrates to Lewis Hamilton, rookie of the year with his first win!

The story of the GP though? Robert Kubica.. we haven't seen such a violent crash in recent history. I initial reaction, he was dead. Robert dove for the inside on Trulli's Toyota but there was contact ejecting his BMW F1 car towards the inside of the hairpin coming up.

This was a picture my g/f took of the TV actually..

The following is one from another source on the net...

The following is a video of the crash from multiple angles...
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Amazingly, F1 technology has come a long way. The 'tub' as they call it, the monocouqe carbon fiber shell the driver sits in withstood the serious forces. Robert was near to 280kph when he launched into the air. The roll bar in the body work above his head that creates the shape for the air inlet also withstood the forces and keep his head safe as it rolled. Seats are custom made for each driver to fit perfectly, each driver wears a head and neck restrained that attaches to the seat. They are also required to wear a Hanes device that attaches to the seat and surrounding bodywork around the driver.

We haven't had a serious crash of this nature in F1 for some time. Like I said though, my initial reaction was that he passed away in the wreck as you notice in the video his head just bobbles around. I'm glad Robert will live to see another race day, being a test driver and race driver he has confidence in his ability that shines in the field. I'm sure he will need time, but I would bet he will be back as soon as he can make it possible!

Luis C
06-11-2007, 05:46 AM
Freakiest race in a long time:
-4 times the SC was on the track, it almost gave me enough time to fix myself some lunch while watching the race. BTW, the SC engine sounds sweeet. never had a chance to hear it before.
-Kubica crash is the nastiest Ive seen in awhile, I remembered when Alonso hit the tire wall head on at +288 KPH back in Brazil 2003 after trying to avoid the debris left behind by Mark Webbers crash
- Massa and Fisico where black flagged after running the red light at the pitlane exit (how many times has that happened in modern F1?)
- Alonso misses the same curve time and again, and goes off lawn mowing on more than one occasion.
- Sutil and Liuzzi scrape the "Wall of Champions" once and again
- A Super Aguri overtakes a McLaren easily <--- Freakiest thing of the race.

And a whole bunch of other stuff that I remember but too lazy to type. I hope Indy does not become another destruction derby

06-11-2007, 06:20 AM
Wow that would be scary, what do you do in that sitution? Just hold on and pray to dear god that you survive?

squall leonhart
06-11-2007, 05:22 PM
yeah, when sato was riding alonzo, and then passed him...that was just weird.

good ol' montreal.

06-11-2007, 07:30 PM
i love f1 racing. that was a really bad crash good thing he's ok.

06-13-2007, 02:55 AM
Wow, Yeah. I saw that. I was like. Holy shit! And my mother was in the other room screaming, what's wrong! What happened!

Mr E
06-13-2007, 11:27 AM
As stated - I honestly thought we had our first fatality since the late great Senna.

I am utterly astonished that Robert walked out of hospital yesterday and appears to be in very good health.

That, gentlemen, was a nasty one.

Fantastic drives by Lewis, Nick and Alex. Tough break for Mark - he apparently hit a beaver at very high speed approaching the pit lane, hence the unscheduled stop near the end that cost him a podium.

06-13-2007, 01:26 PM
Unfortunately the FIA has taken down all the live feed angles of the crash.. this is the only one out there right now that i'm aware of filmed from the grand stands on the hairpin entrance angle.


06-13-2007, 03:26 PM
This was a text book HANS device save, he surely would be dead if he didn't have one. I wish the GP2 cars would come to Canada, that would have been a 10x better race to see at Montreal.