Grosjean crash

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Still re-watching the pictures to try and understand how it got out of that with only minor injuries, just incredible:-

https://twitter.com/MarcIstook/status/1 ... 0120949761
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made F1 interesting for half an hour
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Euler wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:39 pm
Still re-watching the pictures to try and understand how it got out of that with only minor injuries, just incredible:-

https://twitter.com/MarcIstook/status/1 ... 0120949761
All credit to the many safety features, especially the Halo.
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just goes to show the engineering involved in creating the shell of the car to make accidents like that something that people can walk away from.
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MemphisFlash wrote:
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just goes to show the engineering involved in creating the shell of the car to make accidents like that something that people can walk away from.
And the concept of a solid apron around the track as opposed to grass or gravel. He at least had a fraction of a second to brake, so (according to Brundle et al) that 140 mph was dimminished. So the combination of braking on the apron, the barrier giving way and yes the Halo (has any F1 safety device been proved to be so aptly named) saved the young fella. But I also wonder whether the engine detaching from the survival cell also contributed. In any case, a wonderful outcome.
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Euler wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:39 pm
Still re-watching the pictures to try and understand how it got out of that with only minor injuries, just incredible:-

https://twitter.com/MarcIstook/status/1 ... 0120949761
He was inside the flames for 30 seconds. When I first saw the car split in half, I didn't realise he was in the piece embedded in the barrier! :shock:

Fire marshalls were quick on the scene too.
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I was shocked to see all the flames as the cars were engineered some time ago to stop fire. But Ross Brawn was saying that it looks like only part of the fuel ignited.
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I've just seen it in full now, pretty terrifying especially in this age of safety.

It brought back to me the Roger Williamson crash in the 70's, was before my time but I saw a doc on it when I was younger. Really tough to watch and very sad. F1 drivers back then really were made of different stuff.

Great to see that Grosjean is ok.
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Grosjean updating from his hospital bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM-ixqB ... anymanNews
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The more you see it the more you wonder how he escaped so lightly.
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