Spin and win roster
Posted 14 June 2006 - 13:36
Most famous is Danny Sullivan at Indy (classic Andretti luck, finishing 2nd), other NASCAR ones include Harry Gant tying the record for wins in a row at Martinsville in a banged up car after an early accident and Dale Jr. at Talladega with a nose made of largely black tape, granted these guys had 500 miles and time to recover
The F1 which springs to mind is Patrese at Monaco. Vaguely remember MS's brief spin, largely out of boredom, while dominating at Indy....
Posted 14 June 2006 - 14:55
Graham Hill won at Monaco 1965 after taking to the chicane escape road to avoid Bob Anderson's limping Brabham, getting out of the car to turn it round, and rejoining.
Posted 14 June 2006 - 17:45
Posted 14 June 2006 - 17:47
Originally posted by D-Type
Didn't Jim Clark spin at Indy one year and astound the establishment by gathering it up and carrying on?
Twice in '66, I was surprised at the astonishment.
Posted 14 June 2006 - 18:31
Posted 14 June 2006 - 22:49
And of course there is the 1927 Le Mans won by Benjafield and Davis in the Bentley after the White House pile up.
Posted 14 June 2006 - 23:08
IIRC, he spun while in the lead, and was passed by Schumacher, he recovered and went to pass him again in that famous overtaking on the straight after Eau-Rouge, with Zonta in the middle. I don't know if this is on topic on a TNF thread, but since you mentioned MS spin at Indy, I thought this is on the same league
Posted 14 June 2006 - 23:18
Not quite a spin and win, but even better in my book.
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Posted 15 June 2006 - 10:01
Wasn't Fangio's 1957 French GP-winning 250F damaged? IIRC, those famous pics of him coming down through the sweepers show the nose as being a bit bent. Don't know how it occured or whether it counts in the context of this thread!
I like the Jimmy Bryan story by the way!
Posted 15 June 2006 - 12:50
anyone recall the venue?
Posted 15 June 2006 - 13:32
Originally posted by green-blood
Cant remember where but I recall Zanardi pushing through the field with the red mist well and truely down during a CART street race circa 95, he'd hit the wall and bent a steering arm earlier, the car just didnt look straight at all, he simply muscled it past his opposition for win.
anyone recall the venue?
It was at Long Beach, 1998. Zanardi had his front end ran over in the first laps by Scott Pruett, during a traffic jam at the hairpin caused by a previous accident (Andretti?).
Posted 15 June 2006 - 13:53
Could stir things up by citing Senna at Suzuka 1989 ;)
Posted 15 June 2006 - 14:12
Le Mans 1980: the winning Rondeau was spun during a sunday shower by either Jassaud or JR.
Champ Car Mexico 2004: Bourdais spun while leading, however kept the lead and won the race and the championship!!
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 18:51
Also, didn't Scott Russell win one of his Daytona 200s after crashing on the opening lap and charging through from the back?
Posted 16 June 2006 - 20:04
Originally posted by bill patterson
Didn't Keke do a 360 spin on the first lap whilst braking at one of the street circuit US Grand Prix and keep the lead? Can't remember if he went on to win
iirc it was Long Beach 83?? and didn't he go on to Tangle with Tambay while fighting for the lead?
On Sunday, warm and sunny, an excellent crowd saw Tambay jump to the front at the start. Rosberg, immediately behind him, tried to squeeze through the middle of the all-Ferrari front row. He touched Arnoux's right front with his left rear as he swung wide, but both continued, with Rosberg in second, followed by Laffite and Arnoux. At the end of Seaside Way, Rosberg looked inside Tambay as they approached the sharp right-hander, but locked up and spun completely around -- without hitting anything! He lost second to Laffite, but continued again with no apparent damage.
On lap 26, Rosberg could wait no longer and took the inside line entering the hairpin before the pits. As Tambay turned into the right-hand corner, his right rear tire bumped Rosberg's left front, bouncing the Ferrari into the air and spinning it around backwards, stalling the engine. Rosberg continued again, driving around the outside of the disabled car. As he entered the chicane before the start/finish line, he found his teammate Laffite alongside and Jarier almost touching his gearbox behind. The two Williams cars touched briefly, and Jarier ran into the back of Rosberg, who hit the wall, bounced off, and hit it again before sliding to a stop. Jarier continued, but only briefly, as a damaged front wing had spoiled his handling, and he retired in the pits.