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#1 Jimisgod

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:44

Time for a happy topic this winter. Those moments when you were positive a driver was going to crash, but they used their immense skill to get away with it.





Two of my favourites.

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#2 Kingshark

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:51

Keke Rosberg. Nuff' said. :p





In my opinion, the man with the best car control in F1 history, yes, even better than Gilles. ;)



#3 MonacoMaster

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:51

Time for a happy topic this winter. Those moments when you were positive a driver was going to crash, but they used their immense skill to get away with it.





Two of my favourites.


I was going to make exactly the same kind of topic a few days ago. :p

Raikkonen during his pole lap at Hockenheim 2005
Kimi saves it again during a qualification lap
Alonso saves it during Brazilian GP 2012
Berger sliding at Casino Square

Edited by MonacoMaster, 30 December 2012 - 06:56.


#4 Kingshark

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:53

Didn't Hamilton have an incredible save at some wet-weather qualifying this season? Was it Hockenheim? I vaguely remember something like that.

EDIT: It was Silverstone!

http://www.youtube.c...D_Sf7HCTA#t=82s

Edited by Kingshark, 30 December 2012 - 06:54.


#5 ensign14

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:51

Mansell at Adelaide in 1986. Three wheels at 180mph and walls within feet either side.

#6 Craven Morehead

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:03

While not strictly F1, no thread about Grand Prix saves is complete without Randy Mamola:

https://www.youtube....A...screen&NR=1




Edited by Craven Morehead, 30 December 2012 - 09:07.


#7 TF110

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:08

Kobayashi saved himself from impending doom 2011 @Suzuka-


#8 KOMORI

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:03

Was it Trulli popping his wing a touch early in the first qually session utilizing DRS in Melbourne a few years back and in a massive display of ass vs class managed to miss anything concrete??

And Larry Perkins for the win!!

Also... Glenn Seton at Bathurst, in a Group A Nissan, in the rain on slicks...



Crazy ballsy!!

Also.... Some Larry Perkins power sliding in the wet @ Bathurst...


Edited by KOMORI, 30 December 2012 - 10:13.


#9 ali.unal

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:19

Some (and more) of them you can find here >> http://forums.autosp...w...00&hl=saves

#10 Crafty

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:25

'Dinger 2011:

McMurray hanging it out in Vegas 2009 :



#11 KOMORI

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:28

Some (and more) of them you can find here >> http://forums.autosp...w...00&hl=saves



I think I posted the Seton one in there lol :)

God but I hate off season!!

#12 F1Champion

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:37



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

#13 Anders Torp

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:51

While not strictly F1, no thread about Grand Prix saves is complete without Randy Mamola:

https://www.youtube....A...screen&NR=1

Amen to that!

#14 olliek88

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:09

Alonso, Brazil 2012. Not the best quality but felt sure he was going around.

EDIT: Slightly better quality -

Jason Plato, Brands Hatch 2009 -



All i can think of off the top of my head.

Edited by olliek88, 30 December 2012 - 11:12.


#15 prty

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:10

Keke Rosberg. Nuff' said. :p





In my opinion, the man with the best car control in F1 history, yes, even better than Gilles.;)



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


If he had had good car control in those moments, he wouldn't have spun in the first place, those videos are a display of luck not to hit anything more than anything else.

I was going to make exactly the same kind of topic a few days ago. :p

Raikkonen during his pole lap at Hockenheim 2005
Kimi saves it again during a qualification lap
Alonso saves it during Brazilian GP 2012
Berger sliding at Casino Square

Didn't Hamilton have an incredible save at some wet-weather qualifying this season? Was it Hockenheim? I vaguely remember something like that.

EDIT: It was Silverstone!

http://www.youtube.c...D_Sf7HCTA#t=82s



Now that is car control.

Edited by prty, 30 December 2012 - 11:22.


#16 olliek88

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:20

Didn't Hamilton have an incredible save at some wet-weather qualifying this season? Was it Hockenheim? I vaguely remember something like that.

EDIT: It was Silverstone!

http://www.youtube.c...D_Sf7HCTA#t=82s


Yikes, now that was a save and a half.

Personally some of the one's like Keke's where he spins then ends up facing the right way i don't class as a "save", not in the true sense, he's already lost it and it's much more luck then judgement that he got away with it, a save is where you actually stop yourself from going around/off IMO.

#17 race addicted

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:24

DC has never been touted as someone great with handling oversteer (yet he's driven beatifully around Monaco so often), but he had a great save in the '97 Monza-race, on his way to victory btw. I don't remember if it was in the Ascari-chicane or if it was in one of the Lesmo's, but it was a high-speed, very hairy moment, which he caught beatifully.
Haven't found it on youtube, but I haven't searched much either.

#18 KOMORI

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:40

While not strictly F1, no thread about Grand Prix saves is complete without Randy Mamola:

https://www.youtube....A...screen&NR=1



That's just nuts.... "How to deny physics through sheer guts" :)

#19 Fulcrum

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:45

Sullivan, 1985, Indy 500


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#20 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:52

Maldonado in USA 2012, FP3. I can't find a vid :(

#21 PretentiousBread

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:03

Of course there are so many, and i'm by no means suggesting this was the best, but I remember one as i'm a Hamilton fan where he made an incredible slide through della Roggia chicane at Monza back in 2007, huge oversteer and I thought surely he would beach it in the gravel but he just powered on through as if it didn't happen, using every last centimetre of track available to him, it almost looked deliberate.

Vettel had an incredible power slide through Ascari in 2011 as well. Sadly I can't find the clip for either but they were both fantastic. Monza is great to watch for this reason with the low downforce setups.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:08



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



I'd say he goes to grass all by himself, but a great save nevertheless.

#23 SealTheDiffuser

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:28

I liked this one:



#24 race addicted

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 13:25

Vettel had an incredible power slide through Ascari in 2011 as well. Sadly I can't find the clip for either but they were both fantastic. Monza is great to watch for this reason with the low downforce setups.


Wasn't that Webber?

#25 Zava

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 13:39

Wasn't that Webber?

nope! I was searching for a video of it, but couldn't find either, but yeah, it was Vettel in Q3.

#26 olliek88

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 13:43

Wasn't that Webber?


It was Vettel, its on the BBC website (can't find it anywhere on youtube etc) but i suspect its for UK only (about 4 mins into it) -

http://news.bbc.co.u...one/9586495.stm

A nice little one from Heikki -



#27 RockyRaccoon68

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 13:56

I remember Alonso having a massive moment during quali at the Nurburgring 2007 but can't find a video. There also used to be a video floating around youtube of Alonso in the '08 Renault nearly losing it through the lesmos but again I can't find that.

#28 Zava

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 14:05



that 3rd sector. :smoking:

#29 balage06

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 14:15

Alguersuari at Bahrain:


EJ Viso at Turkey 2006:

Edited by balage06, 30 December 2012 - 14:29.


#30 Disgrace

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 14:26

I would really love to see an outside shot of Alonso's recent Brazil save, was one ever broadcast?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 14:38

Alguersuari at Bahrain:


EJ Viso at Turkey 2006:


I'm not sure the bottom can be counted as a 'save', still cool though.

#32 Les

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 14:43

This is one of the best I've ever seen: Mark Higgins on the Manx rally. The Sullivan and Randy Mamola ones were amazing.



#33 midgrid

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 14:57

Yvan Muller, BTCC 2005 at Thruxton.
Marc Gené, 1999 Italian Grand Prix weekend.
Jean Alesi, 1995 Japanese Grand Prix.
Jaime Alguersuari, 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 14:58

This is one of the best I've ever seen: Mark Higgins on the Manx rally. The Sullivan and Randy Mamola ones were amazing.


On a similar note, Ari Vatanen at the same rally in 1983.


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 15:10

Massa, singapore this year.

#36 Zava

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 15:13

biggest save this year: santander 1-2-3 account, about 10 times in every frickin' FP I watched on a sky sports stream. ): :o

Edited by Zava, 30 December 2012 - 15:14.


#37 Brandz07

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 15:27

This is one of the best I've ever seen: Mark Higgins on the Manx rally. The Sullivan and Randy Mamola ones were amazing.


That's awesome, love the lack of reaction from the passenger as well.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 15:37

Vettel had an incredible power slide through Ascari in 2011 as well. Sadly I can't find the clip for either but they were both fantastic. Monza is great to watch for this reason with the low downforce setups.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 16:13

Ok, it was Vettel. BEAUTIFUL slide!

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#40 Claudius

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 16:32

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=U0ogdNMGDO8

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 16:46

Massa, singapore this year.

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#42 John B

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 16:48

G Villeneuve in the wet at Montreal 1981, making the podium after driving with a broken front wing

Edited by John B, 30 December 2012 - 16:55.


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 16:50

The best one I can remember in modern F1 is one from Räikkönen during the early laps in Spa 2002 through Pouhon. He went wide and totally sideways to dance in the 30cm of turf on the outside of the first part of Pouhon.

There was a video from that one, but it was taken down. Have the race in a DVD and it´s awesome. Looks he practiced it during qualifying :lol:



Another good one from him in Oz 2006 as he passed Button locking up, it looked he would go straight to the gravel but somehow kept it on the black stuff.

This year the best one has to be Alonso in Brazil turn 3.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 17:00

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You should find one at the same corner by Coulthard in '97.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 17:05

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Pfft, fluke and one of the luckiest overtakes of all time.

#46 encircled

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 17:34

You should find one at the same corner by Coulthard in '97.

That'll be really hard and very unlikely. Is that from the race itself? I'll post it here if I can find it. The only one I could find was the 95 video where he spun during the warm-up lap.

Edited by encircled, 30 December 2012 - 17:38.


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 17:35

Pfft, fluke and one of the luckiest overtakes of all time.

:lol:

Still a great save though IMO.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 17:37

That'll be really hard but I'll try. Is that from the race itself?


Yes. Would be fantastic if you could dig that up!

Edited by race addicted, 30 December 2012 - 17:38.


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 17:55

Yes. Would be fantastic if you could dig that up!

You guys are in luck, I found one. I'll make a gif of it in a while.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 18:01

G Villeneuve in the wet at Montreal 1981, making the podium after driving with a broken front wing


On a similar topic check out his powerslide exiting Rivazza at Imola in 81 at around 3:33.