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#1 mcerqueira

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 20:34

I don't know if there's a topic covering this (search, didn't find any), videos of F1 drivers driving street cars, preferably fast or doing something interesting of course! Or other competition machinary other than F1 at the time of their career maybe?

Here's a vintage one, white socks included to get things started:

Ayrton Senna driving NSX at Suzuka


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#2 potmotr

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 20:40

A couple of Fernando Alonso doing his thing in a road car...

In a Renault Megane the Nurburgring...



In a Mercedes SLR...

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

And the best F1 driver in a road car clip ever, the legendary Antonio Pizzonia impressing a journalist in a Jaguar...





#3 Brawn BGP 001

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 00:42

And the best F1 driver in a road car clip ever, the legendary Antonio Pizzonia impressing a journalist in a Jaguar...

Classic, maybe he thought he had F1-spec brakes.

#4 Tolyngee

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:07

Classic, maybe he thought he had F1-spec brakes.


Yeah, I've heard that he actually forgot what car he was driving, and braked where he would in an F1 car?


FWIW - I'd like to see a thread of road car drivers driving an F1 car... That's happened a few times, with very comical results sometimes...

(Didn't one get less than 100 meters before putting it into the pit wall?)

#5 Brawn BGP 001

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:09

Yeah, I've heard that he actually forgot what car he was driving, and braked where he would in an F1 car?


FWIW - I'd like to see a thread of road car drivers driving an F1 car... That's happened a few times, with very comical results sometimes...

(Didn't one get less than 100 meters before putting it into the pit wall?)

Here you go

"FIA VP Mohammed Bin Sulayem gets a bit over excited at the beginning, loses control, and the rest is history... "



#6 Henrytheeigth

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:16

Here you go

"FIA VP Mohammed Bin Sulayem gets a bit over excited at the beginning, loses control, and the rest is history... "


Wahahahaha! :lol: :rotfl:

#7 evo

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:03

i thought he was a rally champ back in the day.

#8 Rob G

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:07

One of my favorite youtube videos, and one that has been posted here before:

Riccardo Patrese frightens his wife

#9 Tolyngee

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 04:08

One of my favorite youtube videos, and one that has been posted here before:

Riccardo Patrese frightens his wife


Too bad she turned off the AC. You just KNOW why Patrese was trying to keep it freezing cold in there! :love:


#10 Victor_RO

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:45

One of my favorite youtube videos, and one that has been posted here before:

Riccardo Patrese frightens his wife


:rotfl: :clap: Cracks me up every time I see it. Especially seeing Riccardo in the driver's seat with a little smile, so smug and yet so amusingly... erm.. evil at the same time.

What a man.

#11 rookie

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:12

Almost OT but kind of related -

Does anyone know what road cars they own?

A Few years ago Webber had a 911 IIRC, I think I read in an F1 racing article it was his first expensive purchase when he got on the big money

Trulli has a collection of old Fiat 500's doesn't he? or is that Fisi?

It would be interesting to know if they get around in exotic supercars are just resonably normal luxury cars..

#12 Henrytheeigth

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:55

One of my favorite youtube videos, and one that has been posted here before:

Riccardo Patrese frightens his wife


His wife? Looks like his daughter! WTF is going on in the world lol!

Edited by Henrytheeigth, 10 August 2009 - 08:55.