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How to not start a race (1999 European Grand Prix)

Highlights of the race

The reason why the lights didn't went out was because Marc Gene and Zanardi lined up out of sequence on the grid,which led to the aborted start.

The delay and the the later start of the race would help make the race turn into a classic as Rain hit the track mid race causing chaos and an unexpected podium and had crucial championship implications.

Also put an end to maybe the most unlikely WDC challenge in history with Frentzen in a Jordan taking the fight to Häkkinen and Irvine. A win which looked likely at that point would've put HHF on equal points with Eddie and 2 behind Mika. I know the remaining 2 races didn't go that great for Jordan, but still.

I think it was rumoured this start led to accusations a few teams had technology to automatically start the car when the lights went out or after a certain time

Gotta wonder why Frentzen, Couthard, Hakkinen, Schumacher (R), Panis and I see you in the back Alesi(!), reacted. I can understand an aborted start where the react to the yellows turning on. I imagine a few reacted to car movement ahead. EDIT: superslowmode looks like only Ralf 'car-reacted'

"Look, when you are a good football player you'll get there in the end. But in Formula One there are only twenty seats." - Robin Frijns on not getting a chance in F1.

"Look, when you are a good football player you'll get there in the end. But in Formula One there are only twenty seats." - Robin Frijns on not getting a chance in F1.

In an interview with Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad Frijns tells about his route not leading to F1, frustration and being happy in DTM.

Some outtakes:

"Audi putting me in one their cars because they believe in me is a big honor." "At that test I was quicker than Nico Hülkenberg. The team was really impressed. Two weeks later I got a phonecall telling me: 'it's not gonna work'. Yeah, how honest can you say that world is?" (About his 2014 test with Sauber) "Take Marcus Ericsson who brings alot of money. That just doesn't happen in DTM. They want talent to win races. The appreciation I missed in Formula 1, I felt here (DTM) even before I got in the car." "Sitting at home saying you are better than other drivers in Formula 1, is not gonna get you anything." (About a period he was really frustrated not getting into F1.) "I'm happy beingable to do what I love. The car, that's what I live for and the pleasure is back."

He's not wrong. But I don't think the comparison to DTM is entirely fair. Even to get to the point to be considered by a DTM team you will have invested a lot of money. "Normal" parents can afford for the kids to go karting maybe, but everything after that will already be beyond the paycheck of most parents

Sure, if you look at it that way, but that is not what he meant. He meant that purely to drive in DTM, to get a seat, you don't have to bring your moneybags.

Sitting at home saying you are better than other drivers in Formula 1, is not gonna get you anything.

gold

Along with virtually every other driver on the grid at some point.

Ted explains the logistics of the triple header with a timelapse

Ted explains the logistics of the triple header with a timelapse

"McLaren: Never wants to simplify when something can be complicated"

Ted you magnificent bastard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ipo7bzQyeo

Remember when Daniel Ricciardo jumped into the pool of the Red Bull energy station to celebrate his win at Monaco earlier this year?

That building is a bigger version of Red Bull's energy station used especially for Monaco. There isn't enough space for it in Monaco so its built down the coast at Imperia, Italy on top of two barges and floated to Monaco harbor for the GP weekend.

2-1/2 year fan here. It honestly did not occur to me that these structures are temporary until an edition of Paddock Pass a few weeks ago. I thought they were permamnet buildings just plastered with banners and stickers for the weekend from each team.

I believe he said "never one to simplify"

2004 and 2014 Formula One Season Ten Years Of History - V10 Vs V6. Jarno Trulli Renault R24 V10 vs Nico Rosberg Mercedes F1 W05

2004 and 2014 Formula One Season Ten Years Of History - V10 Vs V6. Jarno Trulli Renault R24 V10 vs Nico Rosberg Mercedes F1 W05

I don't understand the point of comparing old years to 2014 when the cars were purposely slowed down in 2014

Yeah but they were introduced in 1998

A legendary lap vs a sad lap.

Weren't the tyre grooves designed to purposely slow them down as well?

You would almost forget it.. but its raceweek!

You would almost forget it.. but its raceweek!

Dabbin' the engine problems away

The gif has meme potential.

Relevant flair

that very nice, but when will there be 1v1 cup races on wedensday?

Senna, Fangio, and Brabham. 1990

Senna, Fangio, and Brabham. 1990

Fangio, Brabham, and Senna

put down a bet, each a tenner.

All were quite sure,

The others would be poor,

Once Alain Prost finished fighting Yul Brynner.

Also the order (l-r) in which they passed. Senna 94, Fangio 95, Brabham 14.

So. Much. Talent.

But Esteban Gutierrez isnt in the photo

I made personalised cards/stickers for each of the drivers in the leading three teams 😁

I made personalised cards/stickers for each of the drivers in the leading three teams 😁

Nice, although I'm pretty sure Seb, Valt & Dani feature a personal logo as well.

Other than that, I'd place these on many things, so start the production!

This is what I found for Vettel (V and a road for S), for Valtteri (Just VB) and what came up for DR.

(V and a road for S), for Valtteri (Just VB) and what came up for DR.

Valtteri

The cross on the Finnish flag is a bit too thin and the blue should be darker. Other than that, these look great!

Beautiful Sauber C12

Beautiful Sauber C12

So clean and elegant

This was Sauber's debut car in 1993. After their success in sports car racing, Mercedes and Sauber planned to enter Formula one. In the end Mercedes backed down and only supplied sponsorship and they signed a deal with Ilmor to produce the engines.
Ilmor had entered F1 two years earlier with Leyton House (March). They used a "concept by" sticker on the engine cover and the engines were called Sauber. For the '94 season Mercedes officially entered as an engine supplier and before the end of that year they had signed with McLaren for '95 instead. For 2010 Mercedes bought a majority of Brawn GP and we all know what happened after that.

The success with McLaren led Mercedes to acquire more and more of the Ilmor company until in 2005 it became what is now Mercedes AMG HPP. A small special projects division of the company that prepared engines for Honda in IndyCar split off some years later. It is now called Ilmor Engineering again, is owned by Mario Illien and has nothing to do with Mercedes anymore.

PS: this is also one of my all time favourite F1 cars and I post pictures of it whenever I get the opportunity. It was driven by JJ Lehto and Karl Wendlinger who scored 12 points for the team that first season in 1993.

This was Sauber's debut car in 1993. After their success in sports car racing, Mercedes and Sauber planned to enter Formula one. In the end Mercedes backed down and only supplied sponsorship and they signed a deal with Ilmor to produce the engines. Ilmor had entered F1 two years earlier with Leyton House (March). They used a "concept by" sticker on the engine cover and the engines were called Sauber. For the '94 season Mercedes officially entered as an engine supplier and before the end of that year they had signed with McLaren for '95 instead. For 2010 Mercedes bought a majority of Brawn GP and we all know what happened after that.

The success with McLaren led Mercedes to acquire more and more of the Ilmor company until in 2005 it became what is now Mercedes AMG HPP. A small special projects division of the company that prepared engines for Honda in IndyCar split off some years later. It is now called Ilmor Engineering again, is owned by Mario Illien and has nothing to do with Mercedes anymore.

PS: this is also one of my all time favourite F1 cars and I post of it whenever I get the opportunity. It was driven by JJ Lehto and Karl Wendlinger who scored 12 points for the team that first season in 1993.

I would love to see a full on naked carbon fiber 'livery' with just the sponsor decals on.

Didn't Ilmor and Mercedes design a monstrous engine for Indy Car which made Penske win the Indy 500 by more thant two laps from third?

Nina Rindt timing laps for her husband, F1 driver Jochen Rindt, 1965.

Nina Rindt timing laps for her husband, F1 driver Jochen Rindt, 1965.

That’s an incredible picture. It looks like it was taken yesterday, not 1965.

There’s this misconception that old pictures aren’t good quality.

Film is still, even to this day, of higher quality than digital. Digital is just more convenient.

/sub/oldschoolcool

The infamous Jean-Pierre Jabouille incident.

This deodorant won't work properly and I don't know why

This deodorant won't work properly and I don't know why

/sub/formuladank

The aero(sol) won't stay attached to your armpit. In all seriousness it's a great deodorant

That's because you should have gotten the polish version /s

bro at least give it some track time you haven't even taken it home

Try one of these subthreads