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#1 CaptainJackSparrow

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:18

Could you believe this guy, how NOT to retrieve debris from the track.

I love how the HRT moves to avoid hitting him and he dives back in front of it, and then Petrov has to hit the brakes on him, hope he had some brown underpants on :rotfl:


Edited by CaptainJackSparrow, 12 June 2011 - 22:29.


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#2 abc02

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:20

More like a clumsy marshal.

#3 Watkins74

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:23

I admit that marshall was pretty lame but it is time to start slowing down more for yellow flags. At one time yellow flags meant slow down and now they basically mean don't pass. That Renault was going way to fast for a yellow flag.

JMHO

Edited by Watkins74, 12 June 2011 - 22:23.


#4 Bleu

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:26

In early 2000s they also stopped having static yellow flags, now they are all waved.

#5 dau

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:27

OMG, he fell. Stop the presses.

#6 Nonesuch

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:28

It was quite unfortunate - though I'm sure he was outdoing himself with the best of intentions.

Most of these guys, if not all, are great racing fans. :up:

It was indeed quite risky though, and it's a good thing all involved got out of that situation OK.

#7 Feanaro

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:29

I am a bad person, i laughed my arse off when that happend :lol:

#8 Gene and Tonic

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:30

Must have winded him!

#9 plastik2k9

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:30

The marshals should not have been running out like that, they need to be told when there is sufficient clear track; maybe they can't be blamed personally, but the organisation of that whole clear-up was a mess.

Another point obviously is the cars going a little faster than you'd expect. Now, they have a certain time that they cannot breach, but maybe double waved yellows in that area would have been wise. Sure there are yellow flags and SC boards, but they are around the entire circuit, and there is no indication that there are marshals on the track around the next corner.

Mistakes are learnt from though, and I guess people are on to it.

But yes, I found it amusing regardless looking back. It wasn't that close to disaster in the end, but it scared me when it happened. Looked like it was going to be nasty, only looking back again reassured me.

Edited by plastik2k9, 12 June 2011 - 22:37.


#10 BullHead

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:31

Were there double waved yellows out though?

I'm not sure he or the others should have even been on that track.

Edit: yeah, what plastik said.

Edited by BullHead, 12 June 2011 - 22:33.


#11 ryan86

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:31

I'm sure the guy might get a few TV stations and radio stations wanting to interview him.

#12 primer

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:32

Could you believe this guy, how NOT to retrieve debris from the track.

I love how the HRT moves to avoid hitting him and he dives back in front of it, and then Petrov has to hit the brakes on him, hope he had some brown underpants on :rotfl:

:rotfl:

One of the funniest moments in F1! That guy must have been drunk, he was just falling all over and wobbling. When he first ran in he didn't even try to make across, just dived right at the middle of the track. :rotfl:

There should be alcohol tests for marshalls from now, one days one of these drunks will get himself killed and bring bad publicity to F1.

#13 ray b

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:33

I doNOT get why hi-tec F-1 does NOT have blowers or vacuums to move shards
but relies on guys picking up bits or old fashion brooms
local illegal alien yardmen are better equipped

#14 Gridfire

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:33

I wonder if it was the same guy with the fire-extinguisher in (0:38)?

Edited by Gridfire, 12 June 2011 - 22:34.


#15 Slowinfastout

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:33

I guess the trousers got messed up a bit when he watched the car kinda hesitate on which way to go.. lol

#16 pinkypants

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:33

It's not funny at all.. wasn't it tom pryce who hit and killed a marshall, and also ended up being decapitated if I remember rightly?

As a marshall, it is extremely worrying to see someone nearly getting run over. I actually had to switch the feed off as I thought he was going to get killed.

#17 BullHead

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:34

Well. I don't think it's funny at all.

Edit: Again I'm late with the post. What pinky said.

Edited by BullHead, 12 June 2011 - 22:35.


#18 Longtimefan

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:34

I am a bad person, i laughed my arse off when that happend :lol:


I certainly didn't laugh.. it scared me but then again I remember the Tom Pryce incident from 1977



#19 krapmeister

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:35

Man, I thought I was going to see something far more serious when he fell over the second time - thankfully now I can laugh at the footage but at the time I was yelling 'get off the track!!!'

A couple of close calls with marshalls at Le Mans too - I think they need to be better informed about when it is clear to be on the track, and indeed the drivers should be better informed when they are approaching an area where there may be marshalls around...

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#20 iotar

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:36

It's not funny at all.. wasn't it tom pryce who hit and killed a marshall, and also ended up being decapitated if I remember rightly?

As a marshall, it is extremely worrying to see someone nearly getting run over. I actually had to switch the feed off as I thought he was going to get killed.


It is funny (only) because nothing happened to him. No harm done. He should be laughing with us. "Jackass" marshal

#21 stillOrange

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:37

We can expect more of that kind of marshal behaviour when F1 comes to Russia  ;)
He does look like under an influence of alcohol.
It was as scary as funny tough.


#22 krapmeister

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:37

It is funny (only) because nothing happened to him. No harm done. He should be laughing with us. "Jackass" marshal


I am sure he and his fellow marshalls are laughing themselves silly about it now, and will be for years - but he must have been crapping his pants at the time...

#23 Slowinfastout

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:38

TBH that was lousy marshaling.. must have been a communication issues because even without falling it wasn't the right time to go

#24 Vereint

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:38

It's not funny at all.. wasn't it tom pryce who hit and killed a marshall, and also ended up being decapitated if I remember rightly?

As a marshall, it is extremely worrying to see someone nearly getting run over. I actually had to switch the feed off as I thought he was going to get killed.

You thought that marshall today was going to get killed?! :well:

#25 BullHead

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:38

They'd better start learning...

#26 ImDDAA

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:39

For a split second when Petrov came around the corner I thought something bad was about to happen. Glad the guy was OK but he shouldn't have been drinking on the job.

#27 Sausage

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:40

I like how he stands up and sees a Renault coming at them at full-speed. What a safety-shocker though.

#28 BullHead

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:41

I hope someone takes issue over there about this and someone gets massively b**locked.

#29 Disgrace

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:41

I like how he stands up and sees a Renault coming at them at full-speed. What a safety-shocker though.


Hardly. The safety car was out. :up:

#30 ForzaGTR

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:41

It's not funny at all.. wasn't it tom pryce who hit and killed a marshall, and also ended up being decapitated if I remember rightly?

As a marshall, it is extremely worrying to see someone nearly getting run over. I actually had to switch the feed off as I thought he was going to get killed.


That was one of, if not the most shocking incident I've ever seen in F1, just horrible. A friend showed me a video of it, if anyone hasn't seen it THEN DON'T TRY. It's too disturbing.

I was so relieved the marshal today was okay, it could have been a horrible accident.

Edited by Olly F1, 12 June 2011 - 22:43.


#31 johnmhinds

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:42

You thought that marshall today was going to get killed?! :well:


Yeah I thought something really bad was going to happen when that Renault came round and locked up.

This really isn't something to joke about.

I wouldn't suggest anyone should see the Tom Pryce/Van Vuuren accident, but if you have you'll know why I get so freaked when I see any marshall on the track

Edited by johnmhinds, 12 June 2011 - 22:45.


#32 krapmeister

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:43

TBH that was lousy marshaling.. must have been a communication issues because even without falling it wasn't the right time to go


This.

#33 Feanaro

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:48

I certainly didn't laugh.. it scared me but then again I remember the Tom Pryce incident from 1977

Yea at the moment i really wasn't thinking about the danger involved, just felt comical.

Haven't seen the tom pryce incident and not going to :| edit: and moreso after the suggenstions of some posters here.


Edited by Feanaro, 12 June 2011 - 22:50.


#34 gm914

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:50

Shouldn't all marshalls have to wear flouescent safety vests, or at least bright colors?
Why in the hell is there a fat guy weaing all black jumping and stumbling around!?

Reminded me of Chris Farley in Beverly Hills Ninja...

#35 senna da silva

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:51

I admit that marshall was pretty lame but it is time to start slowing down more for yellow flags. At one time yellow flags meant slow down and now they basically mean don't pass. That Renault was going way to fast for a yellow flag.

JMHO


This. :up:

#36 Repco von Brabham

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:53

The guy was very drunk., COME ON!!!.. Perhaps I just realized that?

COME ON boys., this fella was very drunk.,

#37 BullHead

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 22:59

The guy was very drunk., COME ON!!!.. Perhaps I just realized that?

COME ON boys., this fella was very drunk.,


If that is so, than this is an even more serious indictment on the Canadian marshalling organisation.

#38 F1ultimate

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 23:00

The guy was a Yoga ball. No control over his body. Probably thought the race would never restart and gobbled too many maple syrup pancakes.

#39 Archybald

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 23:00

that could have been horrendous ... but it wasnt so its funny :p well atleast in my book

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#40 Nigol

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 23:01

This. :up:


No, not really.
It was the marshalls fault. They don't need to be ready to stop when there are no double yellows, so...Either they joined the track too early or they forgot to weave dbl yellows

#41 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:41

local illegal alien yardmen

Or as Martin Brundle would call them....

#42 zepunishment

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 13:01

is he even a marshall? dressed all in black, no tabard, and appears after the other marshalls dressed in white

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 13:03

is he even a marshall? dressed all in black, no tabard, and appears after the other marshalls dressed in white


Those groundhogs are starting to get pretty big eh?

Edited by krapmeister, 13 June 2011 - 13:03.


#44 thuGG

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 13:05

When I watched it live I was pretty scared. But now I laugh.

#45 SCUDmissile

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 13:26

that tom pryce incident. just awful. i will never want to watch that again.

but thankfully the safety car and the yellows slow down the cars so they arent nearly travelling at the same speed.

but still, i feel the cars need to slow down further with yellows

#46 Touti

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 13:32

I admit that marshall was pretty lame but it is time to start slowing down more for yellow flags. At one time yellow flags meant slow down and now they basically mean don't pass. That Renault was going way to fast for a yellow flag.

JMHO


+1 :up:

#47 Mila

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 13:33

this incident occurred during a SC period, so there were waving yellow flags all around the circuit. thus, concluding from the perspective in the video clip, the only thing warning oncoming drivers that there were four people on the track was a debris/oil flag.

SC period or no SC period, a single waving yellow flag and a debris/oil flag doesn't cut it in such circumstances. there should have been a much more emphatic warning at the flag stand or somewhere else down the track.

Edited by Mila, 13 June 2011 - 13:37.


#48 molive

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 13:35

I am a bad person, i laughed my arse off when that happend :lol:


me too! :lol:

#49 ImDDAA

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 13:36

Another Canadian fell over during practice when Vettel crashed. Perhaps there's something wrong with this nation?

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 13:37

Not funny in the slightest. It should be recorded as a near miss incident and investigated properly to ensure it does not happen again. If not for the quick reflexes of the drivers he could have been killed and why on earth wasn't he wearing high visibility clothing? Utter madness in a sport as high on safety as F1. Running around on a wet track is only ever going to end in calamity. It's not the Marshall's fault per se but it should not have happened.

If it wasn't safe to collect the debris even under an SC then it should be an automatic red flag - it just isn't worth the risk and drivers must be made to go slower under these conditions.