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#1 Andrew Hope

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 21:27

The winter off-season when there is not a lot of racing going on is rough on me. For the majority of the late 1990s and early 2000s I passed this time Polar bear style, but the patience of those I share this house with in regards to hibernating from Interlagos until the Daytona 500 every year began to run out once I entered my 20s. And so I found a new hobby: endlessly Youtubing old races and reveling in the joy that comes with living in a day and age where I don't actually have to remember anything.

 

I've relived a lot of my biggest racing memories in the past couple months and so since we haven't had a thread like this in a while, I'd say it's about time to dust off some classics. In a desperate attempt not to feel too self-absorbed, I want y'all to participate too: what are the 5 most powerful moments car racing has given you in the last 5 years? Good and bad, important or inconsequential, achingly funny or achingly sad. No particular order necessary, and video links encouraged. Here are my five:

 

Juan Pablo Montoya versus the jet dryer at the 2012 Daytona 500:

 

 

By a wide margin one of the most hilarious things to have happened in NASCAR in a good few years, audiences all over the world returned from the 964th commercial that race to a rather different scene than they'd been used to the previous 963 times that night NASCAR had tried to convince you that Popeye's is the only acceptable place for white people to eat chicken, that you need Cialis even if glory shots of Danica Patrick in the pre-race a mere 2 hours before had proven your penis is working perfectly, and that you can't call yourself a man until you own a bigger truck than your neighbor.

 

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The scene they came back to was of a plump Columbian in a blood-red firesuit squeezing out of the remains of his race car, while in the background the truck NASCAR uses to clear debris (the debris that isn't invisible, anyway) was burning to the ground. Though replays didn't give a great view, we saw enough to piece together what had happened: Montoya had pitted when he sensed something wrong with the car, the crew had smacked various parts of the chassis with a hammer to fix the problem, and then when Montoya hit 160mph on the back stretch in an attempt to catch up to the rest of the field under caution, a wild suspension collapse appeared!

 

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For a brief, glorious stretch of time, it seemed Dave Blaney would be declared the winner, as the race seemed unlikely to restart. NASCAR however, in a rare example of common sense overruling actual rules, patiently used Tideā„¢ to clean up the track, which had melted. Matt Kenseth eventually took the win, ahead of Dale Earnhardt jr. and Greg Biffle, the chequered flag flying at 1:00am on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012.

 

J.R. Hildebrand snatches defeat from the jaws of victory at the 2011 Indianapolis 500:

 

 

The Indianapolis 500 is consistently exciting, but in 2011 "500" would better signify the number of jaws broken as they fell out of the heads of fans watching the last lap of the race. J.R. Hildebrand, who was one of America's Next Great Talents, lead the 500 going into the final turn, when he attempted to lap backmarker Charlie Kimball. Five seconds later, Hildebrand was attempting to drive a three-wheeled IndyCar across the line in first place, and for the rest of his life will be attempting to forget that he was unable to do so. Hildebrand got loose on the marbles on the outer groove of turn four and clattered into the wall. He stayed on the throttle but the damage had been done.

 

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Dan Wheldon, who had been looking set for an excellent 2nd-place finish, flew past Hildebrand on the straight before the flag and took his second Indy 500 victory. It was to be his last. Hildebrand finished second, 2.1 seconds behind the winner, with Graham Cracker Rahal third.

 

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Jenson Button passes Sebastien Vettel on the last lap of the Canadian GP in 2011:

 

 

Championship-wise Button's last-lap pass on the Finger meant very little, but it capped off a tremendously strange race in an unlikely fashion and came at a time where many of us were aching for someone, anyone, to beat Vettel to the chequered. The race started behind the safety car, which I remember vividly because my wrist still makes a satisfying clicking noise when I move it after I punched the wall next to my TV when I saw the news of the safety car start. Hamilton and Webber collided early and both dropped back, Button then coming together with Hamilton in an incident that divided this forum more powerfully than if an earthquake had literally broken the Autosport servers in two.

 

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Button was later nabbed for speeding behind the safety car and forced to do a drive-through, dropping to 15th. After a 2-hour rain delay in which David Coulthard entertained us all by commentating on birds playing in puddles, the race resumed. Lost in the excitement of the finish was the unfortunate cocking up of what would've been an even better story: for a time, it seemed Michael Schumacher might've won. As it happened, Schumi finished 4th, with Webber 3rd and Vettel 2nd. For once.

 

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Remember this. It may never happen again.

 

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The 2011 IndyCar World Championship and the death of Dan Wheldon:

 

 

The final round of the 2011 IndyCar Series was not the first time I had seen a racing driver forced to pay the bill for the happiness the sport brings all involved with it, but it was the first time I had been old enough to understand the severity of the situation. For those that don't follow IndyCar, this race was the final race for the current chassis, and the new Dallara coming for 2012 meant that this race would be the cheapest to enter for a long time before and after. 34 cars started the race, a large number of which were part-timers and one-offs. It's easy to say now, but 34 cars on a 1.5 mile track where it is aerodynamically speaking almost impossible to separate from the pack was never going to end particularly well. In the event, it ended profoundly sadly.

 

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A note: that is Will Power's car and he was not seriously injured.

 

Tony Kanaan was leading on the 12th lap when contact towards the head of the field began a chain reaction which would take a man who was by all accounts a fine human being away from the racing world. What I took away from the race that day was more than I wanted to, not the least of which how badly the situation was covered by the broadcasters (at one point, before the announcement of Wheldon's death was made, there was a graphic shown and discussed listing all drivers who had passed away the same year they had won the Indy 500), and then the announcement itself was botched when the live feed cut to IndyCar's official statement halfway through it. I also learned that the opinions regarding IndyCar from people like David Coulthard are rarely troubled by knowing anything at all about the series. The entire ordeal was heartbreaking to the last: Wheldon had been competing for $5,000,000 bonus if he had been able to win, which would've been split between him and a fan. Several drivers like Paul Tracy and Davey Hamilton were likely in their last races in the series and hoping for a respectable sendoff. What affected me most was seeing live something we all already knew in the back of our minds: that accidents happen and it doesn't have to be anyone's fault. That someone who was here in front of your eyes sixty seconds ago is now gone forever, and how you can be crushed to "lose" someone you've never even met. Wheldon didn't make a mistake: it was simply out of his hands.

 

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There was a five-lap salute and that was that. The new Dallara which Wheldon had helped test was named the DW12 in his honor, and IndyCar has been ten out of ten exciting since then.

 

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2013 Aaron's 499: David Ragan wins at Talladega:

 

 

If you want to talk about some God damn awesome finishes from last year this one is the benchmark. With darkness falling and insufficient lights around the track, NASCAR cancelled the customary 3 attempts to finish the race and announced there would be only one attempt to finish, the green flag flying with two laps to go.

 

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David Ragan, driving for backmarkers Front Row Motorsports, got a push from his teammate David Gilliland. Both were at the right place at the right time and with half a lap to go, blasted past Carl Edwards. Though Talladega is well-known for throwing up unexpected results, it would've been less surprising to those watching the race that day if the sky had fallen down.

 

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It was one of those rare moments in racing where even cynical bastards such as myself can find nothing to complain about, and I for one wandered around grinning ear to ear all day for the week after the race. It was simply an awesome result after a heart-in-throat finish.

 

Honorable mentions:

Well, enough of that. What is your top 5?


Edited by Andrew Hope, 05 February 2014 - 08:27.


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#2 charly0418

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 21:35

Brazil 2012 needs to be there I think!



#3 discover23

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 21:37

JPM jet dryer incident ?

that was just a very weird accident.


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Posted 04 February 2014 - 22:12


WTCC @ Pau 2009.
I remember this race like it was yesterday and it was so funny , but that SC crash could have been serious. Still , it's a moment that sticks out.
 
 

God , I was so nervous for all of this race as an Alonso fan. He didn't win it of course but a breathtaking race nevertheless.

 

What can I say ?.........

 

See above ^^^

 

'Cause it was nice to see the Doctor finally win again and nobody expected it.

 

I would have put Canada 2011 but Andrew's already posted it.


Edited by P0inters, 04 February 2014 - 22:13.


#5 noikeee

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 23:00

I'm struggling to remember anything interesting from the past 5 years from the top of my mind. Maybe Brawn winning at Melbourne 2009, that is just within the 5 years. Vettel and Webber staging a neat act of comedy at Turkey the next year. Webber winning his first race after a drive-through in the Nurburgring. That's it from F1, probably. Can't remember absolutely anything from the other series. I think I just progressively turned off my interest bit by bit whereas around in 2006/2008 I followed the sport much more closely and things registered more clearly.



#6 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 23:10

Kubica's rally incident which left him severely injured and cost F1 a rising star and potential WDC contender.

 

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#7 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 00:19

Er, he's still alive, dude. And still rallying  :up:



#8 DanardiF1

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 00:21

Er, he's still alive, dude. And still rallying   :up:

 

Gronholm-approved as well!



#9 MetallurgicalHedonist

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 00:28

Not a win or something like that, but I would like to mention:

 

I liked how Hamilton overtook Alonso in wet or let's say slippery conditions with slicks in Silverstone 2011. Ferrari was as fast as RedBull that weekend and the overhyped "Newey driver" at RedBull with all the titles couldn't do what Hamilton did in a similar situation with Alonso.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 00:40

My top racing moments of the last 5 years: They're not really moments as such, but events overall... there's a lot of stuff that's happened in 5 years, I can't remember all the tiniest details!

 

1. Canadian Grand Prix 2011 (obviously) - It might just be the best Grand Prix I've ever seen, for it's beautiful chaos... the extended wait for the 2nd part wasn't ideal but when the cars were on track it was just magical. I was more excited by Jenson passing Seb on the last lap than I probably was when he won the Championship in 2009... it was THAT amazing!

 

2. 2011 Monte Carlo Rallye - I can't remember exactly what stage it was, but the evening stages where the snow came and we saw people either get it spectacularly wrong or right on the tyres was THE best rallying I've seen in a long time (Bryan Bouffier must still be dining out in Monaco on that event). I haven't remembered a rallying moment like that since Carlos Sainz's Toyota expiring 400m from Championship glory on the RAC in 1998... Live TV DOES work for rallying TV people!

 

3. 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours - Wow... 2011 was a pretty good year actually! I could choose any Le Mans from the last 5 years because they've all been incredible, but this in particular where we saw two Audi's destroyed in massive accidents was a memorable one. How any of the people behind the tyre barrier weren't hurt by the sheer amount of debris that flew from McNish's R18 still baffles me, and how Mike Rockenfeller walked away from that accident in the night baffles me even more. There was nothing left of that car. And besides the major incidents there was some incredible driving, especially from Andre Lotterer in the winning Audi. Relentless isn't the word. There were some dirty tricks (understandable from my point of view) from Peugeot when they had the numerical advantage, there was great action (as always) in the GT classes. It was just a fantastic race and something that you had to stay up the whole 24 hours for in case something happened.

 

4. 2009 Australian Grand Prix. Not a special event for any reason other than the first fruits of the frankly incredible Brawn story. For a long-suffering Button fan, it was perfect. Aussie GP's are always good races anyway, but the turning of the tides caused by the 2009 reg changes and the whole literally-back-from-the-brink Brawn story was heartening stuff. The 2010 race was a better one overall, but this one was a more emotional one.

 

5. 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix - It's Brazil. It always has everything... standout performances from Hulkenberg and the two McLaren drivers who were imperious at the front when not tripping over each other (hey, sh** happens). Vettel IMO should've been out on the spot in that incident with Senna (Seb's fault as well) and I hope he thanks whoever was in charge of the suspension strengthening at RBR every single day for being able to carry on. It was just one of those races where you didn't know where to look next because of things happening on and off track, and again Jenson Button came out the winner!

 

All you can really glean from my choices is that I am a big Jenson Button fan, but honestly I think I would've chosen these impartially as well.

 

Also: I thought Tom Kristensen re-dedicating his Le Mans win this year to his departed countryman Allan Simonsen instead of his own late father was one of the most touching things I've ever seen. Brought a tired tear to my eye.


Edited by DanardiF1, 05 February 2014 - 00:43.


#11 zippythecat

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:20

I'd add my vote to those saying LeMans 2011 needs to be in. Epic race.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 07:14

Further vote for Le Mans 2011 in its entirety. That whole race was another level of INSANE.



#13 Jackmancer

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 07:35

Most influential moments in terms of affecting future race results, I think:
 

Dan Weldon's and Marco Simoncelli's deaths.

Robert Kubica's accident.

Schumacher's return.

Formula-E (I think the future of F1 is electric).



#14 Jovanotti

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 07:41

OP of the year candidate Andrew :up:



#15 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 16:20

Well that's nice of you to say.

 

My ulterior motives here were that I generally forget everything that's happened a week after it did so now I've got to go try and figure out what the 2011 LM24 was all about.



#16 Anderis

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 16:28

Grosjean vs Maldonado alongside through the corner 13 in Shanghai 2012.

 

There was a video of it on youtube, but apparently deleted some time ago. :(



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 16:41

Not a win or something like that, but I would like to mention:

 

I liked how Hamilton overtook Alonso in wet or let's say slippery conditions with slicks in Silverstone 2011. Ferrari was as fast as RedBull that weekend and the overhyped "Newey driver" at RedBull with all the titles couldn't do what Hamilton did in a similar situation with Alonso.

Could you not have praised a WDC without taking a piss on a 4 time WDC? :drunk: Do you remember last year's Abu Dhabi GP? Sometimes, if your car sucks in a certain aspect, no amount of talent can help you. So please...

 

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Great thread Andrew!!! :up:

 

I read it and it was quite something... Along with Wheldon, there were a few of Moto GP drivers (Peter Lenz, Marco Simoncelli, Daijiro Kato, Shoya Tomizawa) who also paid the ultimate price in that period. Worse still:

http://edition.cnn.c...-romboni-death/

 

And now that i've depressed myself a bit, time for tea.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 16:51

I read it and it was quite something... Along with Wheldon, there were a few of Moto GP drivers (Peter Lenz, Marco Simoncelli, Daijiro Kato, Shoya Tomizawa) who also paid the ultimate price in that period. Worse still:

http://edition.cnn.c...-romboni-death/

 

And now that i've depressed myself a bit, time for tea.

 

That's horribly true. And particularly the whole of 2013 makes the top 5 of notability purely because of how many noted motorsport people perished in that year.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 16:56

OP of the year candidate Andrew :up:

I will second it. :up:

 

In F1:

 

2009:

Suggested by some to be talentless (well, there are those here and elsewhere), Jenson Button won his first WDC. A bit more than after 3 years of winning his first GP. It was something that i cherished as i had seen the interview on Top Gear where he said that he would give his left nut (figure of speech) if it made him win.

 

2010 Abu Dhabi GP

Alonso spending a whole lot of quality time with Petrov, giving opportunity to a young lad who took it with both hands.

 

2011:

Not since another German had done so before, utter domination of the sport by a single driver was witnessed.

 

2012:

McLaren interpreted "flat" as to be within tolerance levels and not so flat. Heartbreak for Alonso again at the last race of the year. I was happy for Vettel and the same time i felt bad for Alonso who also deserved it just as much, if not more.

 

2013:

"Charlie horse" which is not to be confused with "Charley horse "is now the same as "Trojan horse." Mercedes found in breach of regulations, and their penalty for illegal test is to not let them test more. :rotfl: Vettel becomes only the third man in history of the championship to win 4 titles in a row (so in 6 decades or so, we already have 3 people to who did it,  and 2 did so less than a decade apart).

 

I'm sure forgetting some other incidents (some have already been mentioned)... please don't chop my head off... a sincere request.



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#20 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 17:00

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#21 purplehaireddolphin

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 17:02

another one for Canada 2011, a brilliant race

 

And I'm surprised no one has mentioned the last lap of Brasil 2008 yet



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 17:04

another one for Canada 2011, a brilliant race

 

And I'm surprised no one has mentioned the last lap of Brasil 2008 yet

 

Because it's 6 years ago? :D



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 17:07

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Yes... it was one of my cherished moments from 2012. Shame they didn't do more for each other...



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 17:08

Because it's 6 years ago? :D

oh yeah - oooops, I blame it on my meds  :drunk:



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 17:15

Because it's 6 years ago? :D

 

I saw what the OP did there....



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 17:18

Well, I'll try to pick five positive videos, because I'm not afraid to admit that watching the finish to the 2011 Indy 500 brings me to tears in a way nothing else does and I can't bear the thought of watching the 2011 Las Vegas crash again.

 

1. Finish to the 2013 Freedom 100.

 

This video brings joy to my heart; a truly wonderful ending to the race.

 

2. Finish to the 2013 Sao Paulo Indy.

 

Another video which brings joy to my heart (you can see a theme emerging here, I'm sure). After such a gripping race, it was wonderful to see this end on such a high. It was a much deserved boost to the series.

 

3. Kubica's Q3 lap at 2010 Monaco Grand Prix.

 

I could watch this on repeat for the rest of my life; it's just a magnificent lap.

 

4. Finish to the 2012 Indy 500.

 

Yes, another Indy video - but I thought I'd post an ending to an Indy 500 that doesn't make me self-consciously blubber  ;)  I was gutted for Sato, but equally we could all see it coming.

 

5. I need to think of a fifth moment.

 

So, what you can all take away from my post:

  • I have a poor memory.
  • I love IndyCars far too much.


#27 garagetinkerer

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 17:25

Was it me, or did someone else noted "Go Daddy" written on Danica's car... i can see why JV was confused.


Edited by garagetinkerer, 05 February 2014 - 17:30.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 17:36

Coming up with top5s would be too insane as there are too many factors to consider, personal and not

 

Anyway, going back to LM 2011, I actually very much preferred the 2010 race - awesome GT2 battle between Risi and Corvette, last hurrah for the old GT1, last non cost cap crap LMP2 fight and LMP1 field was magnificient, both diesel and petrol... and Pug vs Audi aka the David vs Goliath aka speed vs reliability was more enjoyable to me than what 2011 had to offer, even though I obviously was thrilled by that one as well.

 

2010:

 

How it began: We're the kings of the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Pug reacts to Audi misfortune

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Audi reacts to Pug misfortune

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We're screwed

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We're so screwed

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Fast where it matters
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Posted 05 February 2014 - 17:40

 

Aah, goosebumps and that ending is just, uff - I don't know. Right in the feelings.

 

A great tribute which luckily doesn't show the accident.


Edited by Jackmancer, 05 February 2014 - 17:42.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 17:48

I might've put this in the OP if I hadn't thought it was from 2007 for some reason:

 

 

  • dat finish
  • dat excitement
  • dem words exchanged
  • dem tempers rising


#31 Cacarella

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 18:08

And so I found a new hobby: endlessly Youtubing old races and reveling in the joy that comes with living in a day and age where I don't actually have to remember anything.

 

 

 

I have every F1 race from around 1988 to 2007 saved on a hard drive. I only watch a single season a year - and ONLY during the off season stretch.

 

Unfortunately I can't remember what I had for lunch 10 minutes ago so I'm useless in these kinds of threads...



#32 TomNokoe

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 18:39

Germany 2011 was a unique race in recent times.

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 18:42

 

I might've put this in the OP if I hadn't thought it was from 2007 for some reason:

 

 

  • dat finish
  • dat excitement
  • dem words exchanged
  • dem tempers rising

 

 

Indeed.

 

If we're purely talking about the most entertaining races of the last ten seasons in all motor racing, at least half of those would go to Laguna ALMS round. For some reason it always provided.

 

Too bad it's now all shambles with the Grand-Am Tudor Sports Car Series... I will watch Sebring and Long Beach but have no interest for the rest. A crying shame


Edited by SonnyViceR, 05 February 2014 - 18:45.


#34 Imateria

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 19:37

Another one for Le Mans 2011, that was a race I just couldn't take my eyes off.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 19:45

Germany 2011 was a unique race in recent times.

 

 



#36 sennafan24

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 20:41

Before I list mine, I should stress I am strictly an F1 fan, and my first 2 picks are subject to fanboy bias

 

Lewis winning at Canada 2012

Lewis winning at Hungary 2013

Jenson winning at Canada 2011

The drama of Brazil 2012

Seb's on-track celebration after title number 4


Edited by sennafan24, 05 February 2014 - 20:42.


#37 JHSingo

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 20:48

Germany 2011 was a unique race in recent times.

 

How was it unique?


Edited by JHSingo, 05 February 2014 - 20:48.


#38 jrg19

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 20:50

How was it unique?

 

The only time the 2011 German Grand Prix has been won?



#39 charly0418

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 21:00

Stoner vs Valentino in 2009 hasnt been mentioned here I cant believe it!



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 21:10

Because it was 2008.



#41 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 21:19

I'm not a picky man, talk about what you want. I just wanted to avoid too many Senna/Prost posts :D



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 22:19

I'm not a picky man, talk about what you want. I just wanted to avoid too many Senna/Prost posts :D

Can we not include the premiere of the SENNA film then   ;)


Edited by sennafan24, 05 February 2014 - 22:20.


#43 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 22:24

Can we not include the premiere of the SENNA film then   ;)

 

You can.. especially if you want to brag about the treatment you got with a backstage pass like this doozie:

 

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#44 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 22:27

This thread will be crap, unfortunately. The promise provided by safety cars getting run over or Montoya attacking America ruined by people picking their favourite driver winning a race I can barely remember, so un-interesting it was.



#45 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 22:35

This thread will be crap, unfortunately. The promise provided by safety cars getting run over or Montoya attacking America ruined by people picking their favourite driver winning a race I can barely remember, so un-interesting it was.

 

Though you are of course right, I fail to see why this should stop you contributing. I'm sure even you, Ross, can think of five things that made you happy or sad and find a couple Youtube links to share here.



#46 P123

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 23:19

Alex Zanardi's haul of paralympic medals at London 2012- two golds and a silver.  I know it's not motor racing, but it was racing and some of it took place at Brands Hatch.

 

http://youtu.be/iaFQsN81YWQ



#47 charly0418

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 23:24

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=J94PF43oEps

 

British superbikes 2011 final race



#48 Zippel

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 23:25

For the V8 Supercars, James Courtney winning the drivers title in 2010 for Dick Johnson Racing was incredible. A team that had struggled for years with financial issues, lack of success and team owners that didn't like each other out of the blue ended up on top of the board.



#49 Coral

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 23:35

Lewis winning at Hungary 2013

"Multi-21 Gate" at Malaysia 2013

Lewis winning at Canada 2012

Maldonado winning for Williams at Spain 2012 and then the garage going on fire

Vettel and Webber clash at Turkey 2010 then Lewis winning

 

:)



#50 scheivlak

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 23:42

GP2 Valencia 2nd race, a close battle between Calado, Leimer, Chilton and van der Garde - won by Razia coming from nowhere!

 

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEaJJfrzhTY 


Edited by scheivlak, 05 February 2014 - 23:43.