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#51 Harry

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:26

I know lol, I know he thought that a gate was open back there, but still, seemed a long way to go just to get back on track, even if he hadn't gone down that route! :lol:

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He must've had the GPS turned on? :confused:


Edited by Harry, 26 February 2013 - 01:28.


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#52 Harry

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:48

"Undwiveable, undwiveable." :D

:lol: In that wespect he has a lot in common with Jonathon Woss.

Weally good driver though and I think he should still be in F1.

#53 William Hunt

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:46

this was kind of hilarious, Nigel Mansell pushing his Lotus over the finish line and passing out in Dalles 1984:




#54 William Hunt

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:50

this was also memorable, half of the field crashing out at the end of the 1ste lap during the British GP at Silverstone in 1973. Jody Scheckter spun his McLaren in the final corner, chaos followed:


#55 karne

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:50

If I was to choose one moment from the Nurburgring 2007 race that did make me smile it's as everyone flies off around him, Nick Heidfeld makes his way around Turn 1 and in that one moment signifies a lot about what Heidfeld stood for. Solid, consistency.


Nick's splooshing through Turn 1 when everyone else was WHEEEEEEEE off the road was pretty funny...

...but I LOVED Markus Winkelhock LEADING THE RACE!

#56 Sin

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:08

this is btw Malaysia 2001... quite similar to Nürburgring

and a > 1 minute pitstop for Barrichello


Edited by Sin, 26 February 2013 - 03:10.


#57 PorcupineTroy

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:13

I can't find a vid, but I found it funny when Albers drove away from his pit stall with the fuel rig still attached. IIRC, it wasn't like the lollipop man lifted too early, he just... left.

#58 karne

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:15

I can't find a vid, but I found it funny when Albers drove away from his pit stall with the fuel rig still attached. IIRC, it wasn't like the lollipop man lifted too early, he just... left.


He actually drove through the lollipop, IIRC.

#59 Sausage

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:49

He actually drove through the lollipop, IIRC.


Yeah he meant Albers just left, not the lollipop lol.


Edited by Sausage, 26 February 2013 - 04:50.


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#60 teejay

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:57

Jenson being lapped in Canada as his team mate won an awesome race was fairly funny

#61 Harry

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:16

He actually drove through the lollipop, IIRC.

:rotfl:

Pretty much answers why he was sacked.



#62 Dispenser89

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:00

Not forgetting Badoer in tears after his DNF from 4th. The race just had everything, probably my favourite GP ever.

And the delayed start then start crash with Diniz rolling (tearing off the rollbar), Trulli holding off Barrichello at the end and Gene fighting with the title contenders. Honestly, that race could be made into a movie. Qualifying was crazy as well iirc.

#63 Raelene

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:03

don't post videos - these type of places get monitored and then the videos get removed. It's pretty easy for people to just list the races and then if we want to see we can just google it.

#64 jj2728

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:16

this was kind of hilarious, Nigel Mansell pushing his Lotus over the finish line and passing out in Dalles 1984:


What some of you find as a defintion of hilarious is beyond me. I've never seen a hilarious race, some funny moments during a race(cue Piquet Salazar Hockenheim 1981) and some hilarious threads, this one serving as a prime example of hilarity and naivette. But don't let me stop you, carry on kiddies......

#65 noikeee

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:16

I definitely chuckled live at Winkelhock leading the Nurburgring '07 race, that was an all-time great moment...

#66 Collombin

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 13:43

I'm not sure I've really ever "laughed" at a race, but I did watch the 2005 US GP with a slight chuckle and a grin at the ridiculousness of what I was actually watching.


Yeah, races as a whole don't tend to be hilarious, although some have had moments that made me laugh - Berger's novel method of leaving the Estoril pits in 1993 probably tops that list, or the climax of Coulthard's Williams career - the Williams boys made a right pig's ear of Suzuka, followed by Coulthard's pit entry blunder at Adelaide.

The Ferrari drivers getting increasingly irate with de Cesaris' blocking at Brands in 1984 was quite amusing too, to the point where Arnoux just punted him off, although the BBC missed that bit, both from their live coverage and the highlights.



#67 Skinnyguy

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 14:16

Nothing remotely funny about that race; DC had it in the bag, he was fuelled to the end and everyone else in front him was still to pit. Then the accidents hit and the race is stopped. They count back one lap and IIRC that was when he had pitted. Completely false result ):


No he didn´t have it. Fisi would have walked had it gone to the end, BS tyres were way faster in these conditions, even if DC was the only one not to pit, he would lose a pitstop distance in a handful of laps.

And that´s not even what would have happened, DC was not even leading the Michelin drivers, and everyone would have made one more pitstop as soon as T3 and the main straight were sort of OK, as the rest of the track was bone dry. And that includes him. DC´s fuel onboard, if he had it, was just useless added penalty weight, as it wasn´t the last stop. He only "had it in the bag" if you consider that the race DID stop in the lap it did... and still he didn´t have the fuel to go to that lap, so...

#68 solochamp07

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 14:48

Don't know about hilarious races but one of the funniest moments I can remember is Canada 1991, when Mansell, who had led every lap and had a 1 minute gap to the field, accidentally stalled his engine at the hairpin as he was waving to the crowd on the final lap and stopped 200 meters from the finish. Classic Nige!

#69 solochamp07

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 14:51

No he didn´t have it. Fisi would have walked had it gone to the end, BS tyres were way faster in these conditions, even if DC was the only one not to pit, he would lose a pitstop distance in a handful of laps.

And that´s not even what would have happened, DC was not even leading the Michelin drivers, and everyone would have made one more pitstop as soon as T3 and the main straight were sort of OK, as the rest of the track was bone dry. And that includes him. DC´s fuel onboard, if he had it, was just useless added penalty weight, as it wasn´t the last stop. He only "had it in the bag" if you consider that the race DID stop in the lap it did... and still he didn´t have the fuel to go to that lap, so...


Um, wasn't Fisi's Jordan on fire in the pits at the exact moment they stopped the race? Would have made it tough to "walk it to the end", no?

#70 Skinnyguy

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 15:34

Um, wasn't Fisi's Jordan on fire in the pits at the exact moment they stopped the race? Would have made it tough to "walk it to the end", no?


Naah, surely coasting for a lap and stopping raised the temperatures :blush:



#71 Kingshark

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 18:46

Nothing remotely funny about that race; DC had it in the bag, he was fuelled to the end and everyone else in front him was still to pit. Then the accidents hit and the race is stopped. They count back one lap and IIRC that was when he had pitted. Completely false result ):

No chance. Had the remaining 16 laps of that race taken place, there's no doubt that some Bridgestone tyre car would've won that race. Bridgestone Inters were much superior to the Michelin Inters in drying conditions, you saw how rapidly Rubens fell back early in the race, yet how he clawed back later on, and how easily he pulled away from Coulthard once passing him.

The most likely winner of Brazil 2003, had the red flag never occurred, would've been Frentzen, he was already lapping 1-2 seconds quicker than any Michelin car before the SC, and was right up behind DC before the red flag.

But now we are sliding off topic. (no pun intended there)

Edited by Kingshark, 26 February 2013 - 18:48.


#72 gillesthegenius

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 19:05

When was it that Coulthard crashed at the pit entrance? That was seriously funny. And that other one involving Lewis and Kimi at the pit exit was funny too.

Besides, Rubens' ''push! push! push!'' ''in your dreams'' moment in 2008 - was it? - was hillarious.

#73 Jackmancer

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 19:42

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this.
at the time, I couldn't believe my eyes, and I still scarcely can

#74 ApexMouse

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 19:48

What some of you find as a defintion of hilarious is beyond me. I've never seen a hilarious race, some funny moments during a race(cue Piquet Salazar Hockenheim 1981) and some hilarious threads, this one serving as a prime example of hilarity and naivette. But don't let me stop you, carry on kiddies......


K thanks bye! :wave:

#75 Skinnyguy

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 19:50

The most likely winner of Brazil 2003, had the red flag never occurred, would've been Frentzen, he was already lapping 1-2 seconds quicker than any Michelin car before the SC, and was right up behind DC before the red flag.


I´d love to see how it would have ended!! There are three possible scenarios:

1) Slicks comming into play soon after the moment when the crashes happened: It was Räikkönen´s race. All cars have to stop again for slicks, and he´s the one with a fast car closer to Fisichella. That Jordan was a real dog of a car, nothing he could have done. Alonso and Coulthard (maybe even Frentzen?) would have all passed Fisichella.

2) Slicks comming into play with 6-10 laps to go: A mystery who would have won it. My guess is Fisichella. I think the margin he would have pulled in the laps following the moment when the incident happened would be more than enough to hold any Michelin runner back in the remaining dry track laps. Frentzen would lose too much time passing the Michelin runners and would have probably not enough time to get Fisi despite having easily the faster car of the two. Anyway easy Bridgestone 1-2.

3) Turn 3 and main straight don´t get ready for slicks: All michelin cars have to pit again for new wet tyres, tyres that they would destroy very soon. Someone with nothing to lose would go to slicks, but crash. Every single Bridgestone car end up in front of every single Michelin car. Frentzen clears the Michelin guys easily when they pit, and probably catches and passes Fisichella for the win.

Edited by Skinnyguy, 26 February 2013 - 19:52.


#76 BlackCat

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 21:48

for me the funniest moment - and the highlight for years 2000-2004 - was Monaco 2004, the old **** limping out of tunnel on three wheels, behind safety car at that. and i liked Jarno winning it too.

#77 scheivlak

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 22:12

:rotfl:

Pretty much answers why he was sacked.

Reason enough to sack him, but not even bringing the money he promised was the real nail on the coffin.

#78 Ragingjamaican

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 22:15

I don't ever recalling bursting out laughing and seeing a race that was 'hilarious' despite my sense of humour.

But there where times when I chuckled, the most recent one was pobably Abu Dhabi 2012, had a little of everything.

#79 Zippel

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 22:36

When was it that Coulthard crashed at the pit entrance? That was seriously funny.


Adelaide 1995 and yeah it was funny. :lol:

Oddly no one mentions Roberto Moreno's 180 in the same corner, always Coulthard.

The race itself was pretty funny in the amount of retirements there were early on, to the point where I think Walker/Jones were wondering if it'll beat the record.

Alesi's last drive with Ferrari and obviously being pissed off with Schumacher taking his seat, and Alan Jones' comment on what Alesi is thinking.

Oh, and Frentzen getting passed Brundell and giving him a gesture of goodwill as he went by.

And, just as I think of it, Panis' very sick car near the end of the race, still getting 2nd. And Gianni Morbidelli barely able to speak English in the post-race but being over the moon all the same.

Edited by Zippel, 26 February 2013 - 22:43.


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#80 Skinnyguy

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 00:24



This was quite funny.

#81 Ragingjamaican

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:00

Just watched the highlights of the Malaysian 2001 GP, that was quite funny, wasn't laughing, but just had a smirk on my face for when the monsoon came.

Barrichello's pit stop in that race was more than 70 seconds long yet he still finished second?! I need to watch the full race!

#82 montoyasminion

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:16

I'd have to agree with a few others, Monaco 96 and Nurburgring 07 were pretty funny. Brazil 03 was not funny, it was freaking frightening. The walls are so close there, and you knew a big accident was coming. But the hardest I ever laughed at an F1 race was Lewis rear ending Kimi at the pit exit red light at Montreal. Now, that was hilarious. Kimi's reaction was priceless.

#83 Zippel

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:00

Just watched the highlights of the Malaysian 2001 GP, that was quite funny, wasn't laughing, but just had a smirk on my face for when the monsoon came.

Barrichello's pit stop in that race was more than 70 seconds long yet he still finished second?! I need to watch the full race!


What happen was the pace car was out for 1 lap longer than they should have been enabling the way behind Ferraris to switch to inters (the best tyre for the conditions) when no one else was on them and then catch up behind the safety car.

Edited by Zippel, 27 February 2013 - 03:01.


#84 Linther

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:56

Canadian GP 1998, watched on French TV after having been to Le Mans. I was rather tired and as the second start crash evolved I had to ask myself wether I was hallucinating. It felt like being in a time warp.

#85 Jackmancer

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 13:13

Winkelhock leading the Nurburgring race on his debut in this joke Dutch team Spyker. 2007 European Grand Prix
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Winkelhock is the only driver in Formula One history to start last on the grid and lead the race in his first Grand Prix, and due to the red flag and restart, is also the only driver in Formula One history to start both last and first on the grid in the same Grand Prix.

This came only in the first race after Albers drove away with the fuelthing in Magny Cours, Winkelhock replaced him :p

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#86 Jejking

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 13:40

Good display of facts!

#87 Spillage

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 13:45

As someone who was increasingly frustrating with ITV's presentation of Hamilton as the new Senna, I must confess to a decent chuckle at this:

Also funny were the marshal's half-hearted attempts at pushing him free and Hamilton's look backwards when he stands up and they've all disappeared.

#88 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 13:47

What happen was the pace car was out for 1 lap longer than they should have been enabling the way behind Ferraris to switch to inters (the best tyre for the conditions) when no one else was on them and then catch up behind the safety car.


Hang on, when Ferrari stopped (the infamous 1:12s stop for Rubens) that was to put on inters, because they knew the SC wouldn't come in until it was safe go to racing, which pretty much meant intermediate tyres. They didn't switch to full wets, then again for inters. They just went straight to inters. The moment they went to inters, I think they knew they had the race won unless someone else did the same thing and/or they had a crash/mechanical problem, which they didn't.

#89 Ravenak

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 18:17

The most hilarious qualifying session is Jerez 1997. Here's why:



Sorry for the bad quality.

Edited by Ravenak, 27 February 2013 - 18:17.


#90 crooky369

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 18:32

Indy 2005 :rotfl:

But seriously I don't really watch F1 for the laughs...

#91 Zippel

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 22:18

Hang on, when Ferrari stopped (the infamous 1:12s stop for Rubens) that was to put on inters, because they knew the SC wouldn't come in until it was safe go to racing, which pretty much meant intermediate tyres. They didn't switch to full wets, then again for inters. They just went straight to inters. The moment they went to inters, I think they knew they had the race won unless someone else did the same thing and/or they had a crash/mechanical problem, which they didn't.


I didn't say they made an extra stop, I said the safety car stayed out 1 lap longer than it really should (which even Martin Brundle voiced in the commentary), which enabled Ferraris to take their time and thus chose the tyres they knew would work in the conditions (actually I do recall Ferrari worked out in winter testing the Bridgestone inters worked almost just as well as the wets, something the other teams didn't appear to know, probably because Ferrari were the major Bridgestone developer). They just made it out of the pits as the safety car was on the start/finish straight for the next lap. Had the safety car pulled in a lap earlier, like they should, the Ferraris would have been well behind and enough time for the other teams to change to inters without losing the advantage.

Edited by Zippel, 27 February 2013 - 22:19.


#92 Eff One 2002

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:16

The start of the 1995 European GP was rather comedic. Max Papis stalls his Footwork and the marshals push it all the way to near the front of the grid only to realise there's nowhere to put the car so they push it all the way to the back of the grid again... :drunk:

Edited by Eff One 2002, 28 February 2013 - 03:07.


#93 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:10

As someone who was increasingly frustrating with ITV's presentation of Hamilton as the new Senna, I must confess to a decent chuckle at this:

Also funny were the marshal's half-hearted attempts at pushing him free and Hamilton's look backwards when he stands up and they've all disappeared.


The funniest part though was Dennis trying to push Hamilton out of the gravel through the TV monitor.

#94 Kingshark

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:36

The most hilarious qualifying session is Jerez 1997. Here's why:



Sorry for the bad quality.

Dennis: Where's a Jedi when you need one? :clap:

#95 Kingshark

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:45

3) Turn 3 and main straight don´t get ready for slicks: All michelin cars have to pit again for new wet tyres, tyres that they would destroy very soon. Someone with nothing to lose would go to slicks, but crash. Every single Bridgestone car end up in front of every single Michelin car. Frentzen clears the Michelin guys easily when they pit, and probably catches and passes Fisichella for the win.

Strongly believe that scenario 3 is the most likely case of what would've happened if Alonso/Webber never crashed, and the Red flag never occurred.

Half the part of the circuit was still taken with difficulty on wet tyres, I doubt dries would come into play anytime in 16 laps.
The entire main straight, from Juncao to Senna S and Curva de Sol (including Subida dos Boxes, where Webber crashed) was never going to dry up in time; even if the infield part of the circuit was virtually bone dry.
They were spinning left and right on Inters, I can't imagine them tip-toeing around there on slicks.

That being said, I found this to be quite entertaining too:


Monteiro FTW! :clap:

#96 R Soul

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 23:14

How about Malaysia 1999? Schumacher returned after breaking his leg, and despite his time off, he had to make a big effort to let Irvine win the race.

#97 Puhoon

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 23:19

How about Malaysia 1999? Schumacher returned after breaking his leg, and despite his time off, he had to make a big effort to let Irvine win the race.


The things that happened after that race were also quite hilarious.

Edited by Puhoon, 01 March 2013 - 23:20.


#98 RockyRaccoon68

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 23:21

As someone who was increasingly frustrating with ITV's presentation of Hamilton as the new Senna, I must confess to a decent chuckle at this:

Also funny were the marshal's half-hearted attempts at pushing him free and Hamilton's look backwards when he stands up and they've all disappeared.


I've always said moments like this show just how fine the line is between success and failure in F1. Errors are judged by their consequence rather than by the error itself. Some examples...

Alonso Monaco '10 - Crashing in practice isn't that bad but because the chassis cracked it is remembered. Had the chassis not cracked nobody would care...same error but because of the consequence it is perceived as being bigger than it is.

Vettel Abu Dhabi and Brazil '12 - He had multiple incidents in the opening laps of Abu Dhabi and was lucky to continue on lap 1 Brazil. Had his suspension broke when Senna hit him the error from Vettel would have been the exact same but he would have been judged more harshly because of it's consequence.

Alonso Silverstone Quali '12 - Almost hit the wall, red flag saved him but he's remembered for the great pole. Such fine margins between hero and zero.

Hamilton China '07 v Spa '11 - Slid wide into the gravel on inappropriate tyres in the wet. One he got stuck, the other he very narrowly missed a wall and made it out. One if remembered and the other completely forgotten.

I hope that makes some kind of sense! We're a fickle bunch and all too often we judge based on the consequence rather than the error itself.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:20

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#100 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:38

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Monaco 2006 should be on the list due to Raikkonen's fiery retirement and subsequent 'walk back to the pits' which included a pit stop of its own, on a yacht of course complete with a selection pretty girls and beer!

Edited by halifaxf1fan, 02 March 2013 - 20:12.