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#1 genespleen

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:08

This thread is in reply to the crashfest going on in another thread. Rather than drool over "great" accidents, how about a thread devoted to great saves instead? I'll start with my nominee as one of the good ones. I'm not saying it's the best ever, but it came to mind as I thought about moments that revealed some pretty smart driving:



Mansell at San Marino, 1990, as Senna [nope, BERGER...sorry] aggressively pushes him onto the grass.

Edited by genespleen, 20 July 2011 - 01:53.


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#2 Kvothe

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:16


Adrian Sutil Melbourne 2011 -Q2 impressive considering the proximity of the walls

The James Allen collection:

Best save since Gordan Banks:
(Lewis Hamilton)

Best save since Gordan Banks 2
(Mark Webber.)

and of course although not strictly motorsport, is what its based on:
Edit: http://www.youtube.c...etailpage#t=56s

Edited by Kvothe, 20 July 2011 - 01:20.


#3 TheBunk

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:23

Kimi Raikonen once did a 360 at considerable speed at Spa.

#4 Disgrace

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:23

Rosberg at Long Beach 1983.

Raikkonen at Spa 2002.

Villeneuve at Spa 2005.

And this one is pure luck.

Edited by Disgrace, 20 July 2011 - 01:36.


#5 Louis Siefert

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:24

This thread is in reply to the crashfest going on in another thread. Rather than drool over "great" accidents, how about a thread devoted to great saves instead? I'll start with my nominee as one of the good ones. I'm not saying it's the best ever, but it came to mind as I thought about moments that revealed some pretty smart driving:



Mansell at San Marino, 1990, as Senna aggressively pushes him onto the grass.


Senna would never...ever ... Mansell merely misjudged his attack
how dare you try to tarnish Senna's legacy

#6 Risil

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:25

Some un-matchable ones:

Jamie Hacking, Daytona Sportbike Barber 2009

Randy Mamola, 500cc WC Misano 1985

For F1, just type 'Keke Rosberg' into Youtube, probably all of the top five of all time can be found there. :)



#7 MonzaF1

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:26

I realize this is somewhat vague - but a few years ago during practice at one of the grand prix there was a massive slide by Kazuki Nakajima and he heald it down a straight coming out of a corner - on the replay there was a sound bite with Patrick Head looking on and declaring "well held Kaz" - with the accompanying facial reactions and a head smile.

Anyone remember that one??

Anyway, it was just a great save - and great saves on the adge like that are always great to witness.

#8 Henrytheeigth

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:28

You guys wana see the great saves I made?









:D

#9 MightyMoose

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:33

Senna would never...ever ... Mansell merely misjudged his attack
how dare you try to tarnish Senna's legacy


In this instance you are correct, it was Berger, not Senna who'd retired after 4 laps or so.

It was misjudged, but no less spectacular for it!

But yeah, Senna did push several rivals off, squeeze them or pulled a "brake test" on them, his legacy is known for those moments.

#10 Jimisgod

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:38



Jarama circa 1997, how to control a bike when you are in mid air and off the thing!



Larry Perkins, Oran Park, 1999

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

Perkins again, missing a stranded car by centimetres.


Edited by Jimisgod, 20 July 2011 - 02:57.


#11 Rob G

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 03:15

Danny Sullivan's "spin and win" in the 1985 Indy 500 certainly counts as one of the best.

#12 faaaz

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:39

This is very vague, but I've seen a video where two drivers went off at the same place ( in the wet) on the same lap, and Senna was close to the same fate but avoided it. Can't remember the track either!


#13 Muppetmad

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:46

Kubica at Monza 2009


It's a miracle he was able to brake down into the chicane and still overtake Webber.

Edited by Muppetmad, 20 July 2011 - 07:49.


#14 Rob

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:58

This one from Mika Kallio is pretty good.


Edited by Rob, 20 July 2011 - 07:59.


#15 chdphd

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:01

Yvan Muller using his ice racing skills after being tapped by Jason Plato at Thruxton:

Kobayashi powerslides his Sauber around Wall of Champions:

Edited by chdphd, 20 July 2011 - 08:03.


#16 as65p

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:03

Senna would never...ever ... Mansell merely misjudged his attack
how dare you try to tarnish Senna's legacy


Especially as it's not Senna but Berger driving the McLaren... :p

#17 as65p

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:10

In this instance you are correct, it was Berger, not Senna who'd retired after 4 laps or so.

It was misjudged, but no less spectacular for it!

But yeah, Senna did push several rivals off, squeeze them or pulled a "brake test" on them, his legacy is known for those moments.


Only that half of the time it was probably Gerhard... :drunk:

#18 f1rules

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:17

This one from Mika Kallio is pretty good.



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: that is pretty sick, even his crew laughing.

#19 SCUDmissile

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:37

I remember Alonso in Renault at the Nurburgring a couple years ago. cant find the video though.

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#20 Bleu

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:41

From bike racing this is great as well, done by Raffaele de Rosa:



#21 kosmic33

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:42

This one from Alex Debon is pretty good;
http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

And this one from Colin Edwards;

(there were better copies of this but Dorna keep getting them removed.........)

And I almost forgot, Vatanen's famous save from the Isle of Man;

Edited by kosmic33, 20 July 2011 - 08:44.


#22 wingwalker

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:04

There was one by Hakkinen around 99, he put his car on the track, car wanted to spin so he turned the wheel other way and the balance matched perfectly so the car was going straight forward while pointing towards an angle about 40 degrees different then the direction it was heading for relatively long time. No idea how to find it on youtube

Edited by wingwalker, 26 July 2011 - 11:50.


#23 Amphicar

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:28

During the 1966 Indy 500, Jim Clark managed to spin twice but was able to continue to take 2nd place. This was at a time when the conventional wisdom at Indy was that a spin meant retirement (usually because of hitting the wall). You can see one of JC's pirouettes about three minutes into this clip:

#24 RockyRaccoon68

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 10:39

Alonso at Nurburgring for Mclaren in 07 was a good save. He lost it in massively in turn 11 (?) on his quali lap but somehome salvaged second!

There's also a video floating around out there of Alonso (again) at Monza in '08 I think it is and he is basically losing the car in every corner, he even takes his hands completely of the wheel at one point in relief that he saved it!

#25 harrows

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 10:43

Kimi during Hockenheim qualy 2005.

See Montoya's crash at the very same corner later for significance :)

Edited by harrows, 20 July 2011 - 10:44.


#26 Jejking

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:02

Yvan Muller using his ice racing skills after being tapped by Jason Plato at Thruxton:

Plato got it back in his face a time:



Sutil can handle his stuff very well also:

Japan 2010 with oil on the rear tyres in 130R @

http://clubforce.gp/...32&video_id=164

Edit: something seems wrong and I can't find it on YT, Sutil's drift in FPx in Brazil 2009 :/

Edited by Jejking, 20 July 2011 - 11:10.


#27 gwk

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:16

Jeff Gordon in the middle of a pack of cars at this year's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona: . Be sure to wait for the slo-mo at the end of the clip.

Edited by gwk, 20 July 2011 - 12:28.


#28 chdphd

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:17

Plato got it back in his face a time:

mething seems wrong and I can't find it on YT, Sutil's drift in FPx in Brazil 2009 :/

Nice .

Here's another BTCC Thruxton moment. This time it's Tom Boardman.



#29 Taxi

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:22

There was one by Hakkinen around 99, he put his car on the track, car wanted to spin so he turned the wheel other way and the balance matched perfectly so the car was going straight forward while an angle about 40 degrees different then the direction it was heading for relatively long time. No idea how to find it on youtube





It was Spa 2000. He made it look like driving a rally car. You can't find it on youtube because if you search for "hakkinen spa 2000" you get the famous overtake on schumacher.




#30 AirWebber

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:28

My fave save moment is Nurburgring 2007, around 1:15.

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

#31 scheivlak

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:33

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

At 2:57 Senna in a spin, already selecting reverse gear while spinning - Spanish GP 1991.

#32 showtime

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:44

My fave save moment is Nurburgring 2007, around 1:15.

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


But clearly the save of the day was at 2:15

#33 BenettonB192

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:58

Schumacher avoiding a spin/crash at Imola 2004. Incredible car control. It's at 0:50



#34 ed24f1

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:58

Massa on opposite lock in the gravel at the Parabolica, and somehow missing the wall, was one of the first that came to mind

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

#35 blackonyx4

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:15

Jacques Villeneuve spins it for 360° at old start/finish straight in Spa 1998. Cant find video anywhere...


Jimmie Johnson in Dover 2006




Montoya from 2011 Daytona 500



#36 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:26

Piquet on Senna at Hungary in 86 was not only a great save but also an amazing overtake arounf the outside at T1

(It's the second attempt in the clip).

#37 andy-i

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:48

And I almost forgot, Vatanen's famous save from the Isle of Man;


Mark Higgins had a very scary 150mph moment setting a new 4 wheel record for the TT course in a Scooby this year



#38 Muppetmad

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:54

Danica Patrick on her ARCA debut.


#39 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 13:02

There was one by Hakkinen around 99, he put his car on the track, car wanted to spin so he turned the wheel other way and the balance matched perfectly so the car was going straight forward while an angle about 40 degrees different then the direction it was heading for relatively long time. No idea how to find it on youtube


He spun exiting Stavelot but the grass was still very wet so when the front tires hit it, it helped bring the car back out of the slide.

At the top there were lots of questions, on this bulletin board at least, about trick differentials and whatever over how the car behaved during the spin.

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#40 arknor

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 13:05

i remember hakkinen doing a 360 spin over grass in an extremly wet race and rejoining almost perfects back on the race track, i cant remember what race though it must have been the late 90s maybe monza or silverstone

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 13:06

i remember hakkinen doing a 360 spin over grass in an extremly wet race and rejoining almost perfects back on the race track, i cant remember what race though it must have been the late 90s maybe monza or silverstone


Silverstone '98.

#42 arknor

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 13:07

i remember hakkinen doing a 360 spin over grass in an extremly wet race and rejoining almost perfects back on the race track, i cant remember what race though it must have been the late 90s maybe monza or silverstone

actually it might be this at 30seconds
lol shortcut!

Edited by arknor, 20 July 2011 - 13:08.


#43 BillBald

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 13:12

Poor quality video, but here you see Jenson Button in rain-soaked 2008 British GP.

He overtakes 2 cars in the complex, spins at Woodcote and carries on without even losing the positions he just gained.

(at about 0:42 onwards)

Edited by BillBald, 20 July 2011 - 13:13.


#44 Jejking

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 14:01

Awesome. No TV cam has ever shown that :/

#45 chdphd

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 15:33

Great stuff :up:

#46 ArtShelley

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 15:54

And I almost forgot, Vatanen's famous save from the Isle of Man;


:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

#47 4MEN

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 16:27


Maybe it's already posted. Raikkonen at Spa 2002.

#48 rayyu882

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 16:47

Another good one from Schumacher, consider the condition and TC was banned.

At 3:25.

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

#49 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 16:50

Well, that was under braking.

#50 P123

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 16:56

(at about 0:42 onwards)


That is brilliant. A real save!