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Ulitzer95

Posted Yesterday, 02:03 AM

Oldest Formula One driver Robert La Caze died at the beginning of July at the age of 98 according to the online drivers database:

https://www.driverdb...robert-la-caze/

I guess we won't be holding out for a UK obit. Luckily nobody picked him on DDP.

Anybody know who the oldest F1 driver is now?

Andre Guelfi, 96, seems to be a safe bet. Eric Thompson, 95, maybe the second? Perhaps they're the only drivers from the 1910s still breathing?


Eesti

Posted 27 July 2015 - 05:33 PM

 

Former McLaren team doctor and a mentor of Lewis Hamilton, Aki Hintsa, is suffering from abdominal cancer.  

That reminds me... maybe the Estland thread should become a Finno-Ugric thread, so that Finns and Hungarians can go in there as well.

 

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gcreptile

Posted 27 July 2015 - 09:15 AM

Former McLaren team doctor and a mentor of Lewis Hamilton, Aki Hintsa, is suffering from abdominal cancer.  

That reminds me... maybe the Estland thread should become a Finno-Ugric thread, so that Finns and Hungarians can go in there as well.


DevonDeathTrip

Posted 26 July 2015 - 09:32 PM

Former McLaren team doctor and a mentor of Lewis Hamilton, Aki Hintsa, is suffering from abdominal cancer.  


Whitehouse

Posted 20 July 2015 - 05:08 PM

It was a black weekend at the Laguna Seca circuit. Two motor cyclists died in a support race for the World Championship Superbike.


Statement from MotoAmerica at Laguna Seca

A chain-reaction, multi-bike incident on the first lap of today's second MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has resulted in the deaths of two competitors.   
 
Bernat Martinez, of Alberic, Valencia, Spain, was transported from the raceway by ambulance to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) in Monterey, where he succumbed to his injuries. He was 35.
 
Daniel Rivas Fernandez, of Moana Galicia, Spain, was transported by REACH Medical Air Services to Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, where he also succumbed to injuries. He was 27.
 
"I really don't have any words to describe what we all feel," said MotoAmerica president Wayne Rainey. "First and foremost, is the loss to the families and loved ones. Our sincere condolences goes out to each and every one of them as well as the MotoAmerica family. They are in our thoughts and prayers."
 
"We are deeply saddened to learn the news of the passing of Bernat Martinez and Daniel Rivas," said Gill Campbell, CEO and general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. "Our prayers and hearts go out to their families and teams."


maryportfuncity

Posted 20 July 2015 - 01:08 PM

 

 

 

Although not F1, Russell Phillips' fatal crash in 1995 takes some beating in the gore stakes.   Grainy footage is available for MPFC's perusal on YouTube, but the camera-work doesn't do justice to the full horror of what unfolded.

Annoying post
Erm, can't you please refrain from mentioning gruesome stuff like that without spoiler tags and a warning? I've seen that video many times, it doesn't mean I wanna be reminded of its contents while I'm trying to eat a sandwich or whatever.
 
Can a mod like plz delete that and/or give him warning points.........
is this the user who complains of oversensitity when mocking a users family members death that is now disgusted by word on text.

 

 

 

Hmmm

 

Yes, and I too am totally appalled. Surely DL protocol dictates Zorders should say: "eating a sandwich, or summat"


Morbidkid

Posted 20 July 2015 - 12:46 PM

Although not F1, Russell Phillips' fatal crash in 1995 takes some beating in the gore stakes.   Grainy footage is available for MPFC's perusal on YouTube, but the camera-work doesn't do justice to the full horror of what unfolded.

Annoying post
Erm, can't you please refrain from mentioning gruesome stuff like that without spoiler tags and a warning? I've seen that video many times, it doesn't mean I wanna be reminded of its contents while I'm trying to eat a sandwich or whatever.
 
Can a mod like plz delete that and/or give him warning points.........
is this the user who complains of oversensitity when mocking a users family members death that is now disgusted by word on text.

gcreptile

Posted 20 July 2015 - 08:57 AM

I watch crashes for the races.


Dr. Zorders

Posted 20 July 2015 - 04:36 AM

 

Although not F1, Russell Phillips' fatal crash in 1995 takes some beating in the gore stakes.   Grainy footage is available for MPFC's perusal on YouTube, but the camera-work doesn't do justice to the full horror of what unfolded.

Annoying post

 

Erm, can't you please refrain from mentioning gruesome stuff like that without spoiler tags and a warning? I've seen that video many times, it doesn't mean I wanna be reminded of its contents while I'm trying to eat a sandwich or whatever.
 
Can a mod like plz delete that and/or give him warning points.........


RoverAndOut

Posted 20 July 2015 - 12:48 AM

Regarding deaths, I would heartily agree with MorbidKid that Tom Pryce's crash is stomach churningly sickening. In addition to the marshall being pulverised on impact, the fire extinguisher he was holding virtually decapitated Pryce in the process. Just...it makes you shudder even to think about it.

 

Gilles Villeneuve's was pretty horrific. I'm not old enough to have seen it when it happened but I've seen the footage since. If you watch it closely, you see his body ripped from the car and thrown down the road (22 secs in). No way he was surviving that.

 

On a somewhat unrelated note (it's not gory, just vaguely interesting), 1967 World Champion Denny Hulme died of a heart attack...while participating in a sportscar race at Bathurst in Australia. Somehow, this did not mean a huge crash (Bathurst has both long, fast straights and tight, twisty sections) but it seems he was alive long enough to slam the brakes on and avoid serious incident. Still, a fairly noteworthy way to go I think you'll agree...


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