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#1 Crafty

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 17:26

This might be a bit too new for TNF, but I'll give it a go anyway


Its possible I'm remembering this incorrectly (or I'm going mad) but I've got a memory from the mid/late 90s of an incident in Monaco where one of the yellow liveried Forti cars spun at the corner before the tunnel, the car then rolled backwards, partially in between two barriers, the car then beached and the marshalls had a bit of a struggle to free it.

Does anyone remember this?

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#2 Willow Rosenberg

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 18:29

Badoer took out Villeneuve at the Mirabeau, broke his suspension, then crawled round to the entry of the tunnel, from whence it must have been difficult to move. That was in 1996.

#3 Willow Rosenberg

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 18:30

doesn't show the marshalls struggling, though. :)

#4 alansart

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 18:39

That car (or one very similar to it) ended up at Aintree Racing Drivers School as the Formula One Experience!

#5 Pink Snail

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 19:31

I may be wrong/corrected here, but the in car footage shows Jaques being squashed against the wall, realising his car has terminal damage and then giving the steering wheel, a jerk left just as Luca is inter-locking wheels. Tit for tat or just over correction on JV`s half. ....hmmmm

#6 Thundersport

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 19:52

That car (or one very similar to it) ended up at Aintree Racing Drivers School as the Formula One Experience!

And at some Kart circuit ooop north. It must have been very underwhelming to discover that you F1 experience is in a Forti at a Kart circuit...........
:rotfl:

#7 Bloggsworth

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 20:11

Hamilton was at fault...

#8 elansprint72

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 22:29

And at some Kart circuit ooop north. It must have been very underwhelming to discover that you F1 experience is in a Forti at a Kart circuit...........
:rotfl:


Pardon me, Sir; I'm not sure that I care for the cut of your jib.

#9 Rob

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 23:22

Its possible I'm remembering this incorrectly (or I'm going mad) but I've got a memory from the mid/late 90s of an incident in Monaco where one of the yellow liveried Forti cars spun at the corner before the tunnel, the car then rolled backwards, partially in between two barriers, the car then beached and the marshalls had a bit of a struggle to free it.


I think you're thinking of an incident involving Ricardo Rosset in the Tyrrell.



#10 midgrid

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 02:37

Alternatively

The Forti incident is one of my earliest F1 memories; from my recollection, Badoer's car was left abandoned just before the entrance of the tunnel.

Edited by midgrid, 05 November 2011 - 02:38.


#11 ghinzani

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 04:18

And at some Kart circuit ooop north. It must have been very underwhelming to discover that you F1 experience is in a Forti at a Kart circuit...........
:rotfl:


Ive often thought of doing it, mainly because the alternative down at the AGS school is so far away it means 3 days off work. Anyone done the 3 sisters Forti experience? I udnerstand they used to run at Rockingham, shame that stopped.

#12 Thundersport

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 11:50

Ive often thought of doing it, mainly because the alternative down at the AGS school is so far away it means 3 days off work. Anyone done the 3 sisters Forti experience? I udnerstand they used to run at Rockingham, shame that stopped.

From what I have heard and read you really are better off spending the extra time/money on the AGS experience. It's something you'll probarely only do once so you want to do it properly. The AGS school has a Jordan, Arrows and a Prost and a proper car circuit so I think it's a no brainer.

#13 Gary C

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 21:09

'I think you're thinking of an incident involving Ricardo Rosset in the Tyrrell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC3iGSGMJ8c'

GOOD LORD!! D'youknow, I think that's one of MY slow-motion replays!! My 2nd year of working for Bernie.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:11

From what I have heard and read you really are better off spending the extra time/money on the AGS experience. It's something you'll probarely only do once so you want to do it properly. The AGS school has a Jordan, Arrows and a Prost and a proper car circuit so I think it's a no brainer.


Yep I think so too, its just getting the time free.