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#3301 E1pix

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 15:11

Just saw the news, very sad.  Do we know whether the project is still ongoing?

That was one of the first things to cross my mind.

I really hope so, but they were shoestring so I doubt it.


Very sorry to read that, Brian.

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#3302 Vitesse2

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 17:12

Anthoine Hubert has died in a crash at Spa during the F2 support race for the Belgian GP:

 

https://www.bbc.co.u...rsport/49537761



#3303 E1pix

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 17:55

Oh, No, what a terrible event.  :cry:



#3304 2F-001

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 17:57

I stumbled into footage of that F2 accident a little earlier - not realising what I was going to be watching (I'm not sure the outcome was known at the time it was posted).

A shocking impact, that put me in mind of Zanardi's accident at Lauritzring...

A tragic end to a young life - and what appeared to be quite a promising career in the making.


Edited by 2F-001, 31 August 2019 - 17:57.


#3305 F1matt

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 18:11

RIP Antoine, like the poster above I saw the footage on social media posted by someone I follow, could have been Felipe Massa and regretted it instantly. I hate the lack of editing and the rawness of social media.

#3306 E1pix

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 18:15

I, too made the mistake of watching it.

 

It never gets easier, and days like this I almost hate racing.

 

Edit: … weeks like this...


Edited by E1pix, 31 August 2019 - 18:23.


#3307 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 18:35

Poor lad never stood a chance. It's quite astonishing that Correa is still alive. Godspeed to a super talent who surely would've been in Formula one in 2021 or 2022 considering his career prior to today's tragedy

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 21:56

I, too made the mistake of watching it.

 

It never gets easier, and days like this I almost hate racing.

 

Edit: … weeks like this...

I'm glad not to have seen it, and I never want to either.



#3309 jj2728

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 22:45

RIP Anthoine

#3310 LittleChris

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 23:11

Please don't forget Chris Swallow who died a week ago during the IOM classic meeting. There's  nice picture to be found online of him and his dad Bill chatting with Maria Costello a day or so beforehand.  A little research shows him to have been a keen peaks runner in NZ amongst other things. As they say, a life well lived  :up:


Edited by LittleChris, 31 August 2019 - 23:13.


#3311 GeoffR

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 01:30

It doesn't appear to have been mentioned here and happened a couple of months ago, Irish rally driver Manus Kelly was killed in an accident on the Donegal Rally on 23 June 2019, which he had previously won in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He was driving a Hyundai i20 R5 and crashed through a stone wall.


Edited by GeoffR, 01 September 2019 - 08:46.


#3312 JacnGille

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 02:35

As has been said, a sad week.



#3313 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 07:43

From a "National Speed Sport News" clipping (issue unknown), one George A. Buell suffered a fatal accident at Readville, one-mile dirt oval located near Hyde Park in Boston, Massachusetts, presumably in 1926. No dates, no details.

Any information? :confused:  



#3314 Vitesse2

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 07:56

1926 looks correct. Appears to be George Arthur Buell. born Natick, Mass Oct 9th 1893. Profession chauffeur according to his WW1 draft record, mechanic in Framingham, Mass according to a 1926 directory. Can't find an exact date of death, but he is listed in the Massachusetts Death Records Index.

 

Will look again later today ... things to do!