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#1 zak

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 00:43

Never saw a replay or heard how it happened, but how did Rubens end up with a broken front wing exiting his pit box?

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#2 Yellowmc

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 00:58

Rubens Barrichello, Honda (DNF):
"The car was performing well today so it was especially disappointing that the incident in the pitlane with Fisichella brought my race to an end. From what we can see, it was just one of those unfortunate incidents. The team released me and advised me of traffic, so I stayed out of the fast lane. Fisichella overtook me and cut into his box clipping my front wing at the same time. I managed to get round the lap with the wing caught under the front of the car but unfortunately the damage caused to the bodywork was too great to continue and I was forced to retire.”

#3 tahadar

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 01:07

it was interesting to see him battle it out for the first part of the lap with the wing flapping about..then it starting get stuck under his car which was pretty bad..i think he nearly went off at campsa!

#4 cathal

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 13:24

He tryed to break it loose but unfortunatly while trying to do that got it stuck under the car causing even more damage. What the hell was Fisi doin though????

#5 roadie

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 15:56

So Honda released a driver into traffic in the pit lane :rolleyes:

Absolutely their own stupid fault then.

#6 pippin

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 16:03

Remember Honda would have had Jenson waiting to be serviced so they had to release Rubens as soon as possible. Would have liked to have seen the incident though. Very bizarre. :

#7 Kami P

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 16:11

Originally posted by zak
Never saw a replay or heard how it happened, but how did Rubens end up with a broken front wing exiting his pit box?


Don't know, but it's a toss up between Rubens and DC for most boring F1 drivers of all time.
At least Rubens had the excuse of having to play 2nd fiddle to Schumacher, but what's DC's excuse for being so boring, incompetent and freakshow looking?

#8 Clatter

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 16:11

Originally posted by pippin
Remember Honda would have had Jenson waiting to be serviced so they had to release Rubens as soon as possible. Would have liked to have seen the incident though. Very bizarre. :


They would want to release him ASAP regardless, but you cannot do that if there is another car in the way. As you say though, it would be nice to see some footage to really understand what happened.