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Info about the crash at 2 minutes

YouTube - F1 seriously accidents part 1

Anybody have any info on this?
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Good find.
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Excellent find, quite moving.
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Where on earth do they get that cheesy music from?
 
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Oh, I think the one at 2 minutes is Lauda in 1976.
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Yikes.. that's very sad.
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Re: Info about the crash at 2 minutes

Was looking for the one that has Tom Pryce here in 77 at Kyalami, hitting the marshal, my dad was telling me about the accident itself.

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Re: Info about the crash at 2 minutes

Thats awfull
Why do people feel the need to make these compilations

In his recent book Jackie Stewart mentioned he lost 54 racing colleagues.... FIFTY FOUR!, he was only in the sport about 8 years too.

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Agreed Mitch I thought it was me being a bit touchy

We never used to have fatal crashes posted on AO
 
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Thats awfull
Why do people feel the need to make these compilations

In his recent book Jackie Stewart mentioned he lost 54 racing colleagues.... FIFTY FOUR!, he was only in the sport about 8 years too.
that book was quite an eye opener,what the drivers went thru 30 yrs ago.

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Why do people get satisfaction observing others misfortunes....

Especially in this manner


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I think it is important for people / F1 fans to see as it shows passion in the sport, how brave the drivers were, as they pushed the cars to their limits and why safety has come along leaps and bounds! these people should be remembered, but I agree this should not be seen as entertainment, take that Kubica crash last season for example, if that was back in the day....

The first clip is of Roger Williams, this is where his friend David Purley(?) stopped during the race to try and save him:

Here is a moving clip of the incident, those of a week position should not watch this:

YouTube - Roger Williamson Tribute F1 driver 1948-1973


Not sure about the others, anyone know the story behind the Monaco (2nd crash)crash?

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Re: Info about the crash at 2 minutes

I think that might be lorenzo Bandini, he died at Monaco.

I suppose these sort of images do drive home just how dangerous the sport used to be, many current motor sport fans have grown to know the sport as it has been for the last decade or so, Ie incredibly well run and uncannily safe.

It wasn't always the case, when the above mentioned Stewart crashed heavily at Spa, he was in the car for about half an hour or more before other drivers found him (almost by accident) borrowed some tools off a spectator and took what was left of his BRM to bits around him. They then had to call an ambulance to take him to a hospital, but only after he had been left on the floor of a so called medical centre for while. The Ambulance then got lost on the way to the Hospital.

Stewart was instrumental in changing the attitude of the sport towards safety, but it was 30 years or so after he retired before it reached the standard of safety that only allowed a driver to be killed very occasionally... Ayrton Senna for instance
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Sorry, but I think its just sick watching people die in horrible circumstances. Its voyeurism of the most tasteless kind.

If any one wants to pay 'tribute' to these guys then drop a few quid into your local kids hospital/hospice or a burns unit. That would at least have some meaning.

As for the sickening pesudo sentimentality of people who say ' they gave their lives'..give me a break.

I dont watch them unless I see them by accident. I certainly won't watch compilations of the bloody stuff.

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I Agree with your post AlfalLincs

There's summat not right about watching people die be they racing drivers that race for a living or pictures of RTA's
 
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Why do people get satisfaction observing others misfortunes....

Especially in this manner


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I think it shows the extreme bravery of David Purely and the crass safety standards of the time (I understand the race was still allowed to continue) - both are worth noting IMHO
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Now wathcing vids like this for entertainment is wrong and a bit weird, but it's undeniable that without the risk of accidents, injury and possible loss of life, part of the attraction to motorsport would go missing.

Most of us would have watched Imola 1994. Few would have enjoyed it, but how many were transfixed by the unfolding events? How many couldn't switch it off?

The danger is part of what makes motorsport so wonderful. Nobody wants to see drivers lose their lives, but we ALL enjoy seeing drivers risk their lives.

Sometimes, very occasionally those risks don't pay off, and bad things happen, and it's those bad things that remind us of the stakes involved, which comes full circle, and raises the excitement level the next time we see someone taking those same risks.

As humans we're drawn to the macabre, whether we like to admit it or not, when there's an accident, we watch. Where there's blood we have a look. We may not like what we see, but we look anyway.

Human nature, we're disgusted by it, but we can't help but do it.
 
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Well, with the Vid that I posted was actually one that was posted on here a year or so ago, after watching it, I wanted to find out more about the driver who unfortunately passed away and the other F1 driver who stopped during the race to help his friend (David Purley)! Do you think that someone would do this in this day and age, not even MS stopped when his own brother crashed at the Indy GP, It was this that made me look deeper into the history of F1 which makes me admire them, and IMO, David Purley is a hero, especially compared to the Marshalls!
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As humans we're drawn to the macabre, whether we like to admit it or not, when there's an accident, we watch. Where there's blood we have a look. We may not like what we see, but we look anyway.

Human nature, we're disgusted by it, but we can't help but do it.
I am sorry but after realising what the vid was going to show I switched it off...

Perhaps I am not human...or perhaps I have humanity.

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I think each and every F1 driver of today would do what David Purley did, it's a close knit world and I believe they all have a genuine respect for each others lives.
The difference between then and now though is they simply don't have too anymore. the facilities are so much better organized that a driver stopping to help, with all good intentions, would probably be just in the way.

Most motor sport enthusiast competitors and spectators alike would accept the inherent risk factor in racing. What was unacceptable was the standards which applied to safety in the era's depicted in the videos, and although I suppose the governing bodies occasional need reminding, I don't like to see these images trawled up. I'd much rather see the genuine racing clips, this one for instance

YouTube - Villeneuve v. Arnoux
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I am sorry but after realising what the vid was going to show I switched it off...

Perhaps I am not human...or perhaps I have humanity.

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I suppose you've never glanced twice at an accident as you passed? Or had a glimpse at an ambulance as someone was loaded onboard?
Or probed and pulled at a wound or a cut you'd suffered to see what damage had been done?
You've never found yourself witnessing the aftermath of a painful or distressing accident and questioned 'what would that be like to be involved with?' 'What were those poor people going through?'

I wonder how you would react if that racing accident were unfolding in front of you live, and you were unable to do anything (as a spectator at a race would be)

Most people (the vast majority in fact) would watch, shocked, stunned, dumbfounded, but they'd watch. Unable to do anything but. Very few would turn away.

They'd think about it as they dropped off to sleep, or perhaps during a moments quiet reflection later the same day. And they'd go to work the next day and talk about it with colleagues.

It doesn't mean they don't have humanity, it does perhaps mean they're drawn to something about which none of us truly understand. To watch a scene of death and destruction does not mean one is inhuman, in fact it supports their very humanity.
 
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Re: Info about the crash at 2 minutes

I'm not getting involved with the issue of the original video. If you choose to watch it or not is your choice to make alone.

But, the racing between Villeneuve and Arnoux in the other video is awesome - if only the aerodynamics allowed for that now a days.
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For all you people who didn't like the first video, this one is a must see!

YouTube - WORST EVER F1 ACCIDENT - BUTTON INJURED - view from above
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For all you people who didn't like the first video, this one is a must see!

YouTube - WORST EVER F1 ACCIDENT - BUTTON INJURED - view from above
Voyeuristic macabre at its best
 
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