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Davey Jones' Locker

Posted Today, 09:58 PM

Bianchi critical but stable: http://www.abc.net.a...-family/5856160

One shot Paddy

Posted 18 October 2014 - 05:37 PM

Local rally driver killed just down the road from me. http://www.bbc.co.uk...reland-29674664

maryportfuncity

Posted 17 October 2014 - 08:04 AM

View PostGuest, on 02 May 2014 - 04:41 PM, said:

Formula 1 mechanic Nigel Stepney who was at the centre of the spygate scandal in 2007 was killed in a car crash today http://www.autosport...t.php/id/113739

Despite the indications of suicide (high viz jacket in his locked van, wandered into traffic and gave the oncoming lorry driver no chance to avoid him), an open verdict was returned.

maryportfuncity

Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:52 AM

View Postthe_engineer, on 15 October 2014 - 09:38 AM, said:

View PostRotten Ali, on 15 October 2014 - 06:10 AM, said:

Loading on the car was 50G, but a (new this year) whiplash sensor in his ear piece registerd 93G. Some surviving accidents have been calculated to have been higher G load. Notably David Purley's near death 1977 silverstone crash, about 108mph to zero in 26inches (about 170G) but loadings transmitted directly to the...

the_engineer

Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:38 AM

View PostRotten Ali, on 15 October 2014 - 06:10 AM, said:

Loading on the car was 50G, but a (new this year) whiplash sensor in his ear piece registerd 93G. Some surviving accidents have been calculated to have been higher G load. Notably David Purley's near death 1977 silverstone crash, about 108mph to zero in 26inches (about 170G) but loadings transmitted directly to the head are not as well noted.

Dan Wheldon's Las Vegas crash into a catch fence pole had some very high ear piece load sensor G numbers -250G Lonitudinal, -200G vertical and 110G right motion.

Bianchi's 93G maybe survivable but you have to ask at what cost?

Wow how unlucky is david...

Rotten Ali

Posted 15 October 2014 - 06:10 AM

Loading on the car was 50G, but a (new this year) whiplash sensor in his ear piece registerd 93G. Some surviving accidents have been calculated to have been higher G load. Notably David Purley's near death 1977 silverstone crash, about 108mph to zero in 26inches (about 170G) but loadings transmitted directly to the head are not as well noted.

Dan Wheldon's Las Vegas crash into a catch fence pole had some very high ear piece load sensor G numbers -250G Lonitudinal, -200G vertical and 110G right motion.

Bianchi's 93G maybe survivable but you have to ask at what cost?

the_engineer

Posted 14 October 2014 - 09:45 PM

Interesting link. According to jules bianchi's father he has widespread brain injures and diffuse axonal injury . Essentially he injuries are worse than Michael schumacher's with 90% never regaining consciousness. Apparently no one has ever survived such a serious incident either and its already a miracle he is still here.

http://www.theguardi...la-one-marussia

sorry mods Should delete this. I just read previous posts and this has already been posted

En Passant

Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:53 AM

View PostDeadringer, on 12 October 2014 - 09:35 AM, said:

View PostWorthing Paul, on 17 June 2004 - 08:14 PM, said:

Surely it's about time there was another?

Michael Schumacher to persish (painfully) would be great but being a realist, I reckon his brother Ralph is a prime candidate as are Fernando Alonso and Takuma Sato.

Also, in rallying I reckon Richard Burns' brain tumour could make him a contende...

Deadringer

Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:35 AM

View PostWorthing Paul, on 17 June 2004 - 08:14 PM, said:

Surely it's about time there was another?

Michael Schumacher to persish (painfully) would be great but being a realist, I reckon his brother Ralph is a prime candidate as are Fernando Alonso and Takuma Sato.

Also, in rallying I reckon Richard Burns' brain tumour could make him a contender...

http://metro.co.uk/2...helmet-4902312/

Well I would imagine they have got a close up of the damage then?

Guest

Posted 12 October 2014 - 01:29 AM

View PostRed Flag, on 11 October 2014 - 10:31 PM, said:

No news over the last few days (even Schumacher's doctors gave out some information every day for the first week or so), rumours of a deterioration, and people like Romain Grosjean and Alain Prost dropping hints that all is not well

If the worst comes to the worst, I just hope it doesn't go the way of Bruce Jacobi, who was in a coma for 4 years after a NASCAR accident in 1983 before eventually dying

Well it just might... The one thing we do know is the type of injury he had, which - as Rotten Ali stated - carries a very bleak prognosis: most people with a similar type of traumatic brain injury never regain co...

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