Motorsport OMG / WTF moments - Fails, Crashes, & Funny Stuff

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Furinkazen, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Submerged

    Premium
    United Kingdom 上&#28023

    Ah, that worked perfectly! Cheers mate.

    Ah, after watching the clip, I now see what you're on about...


    Not to worry, but cheers for being helpful :tup:
  2. zippy_the_cat

    United States
    PSN:GTP_ZippyCat

    None of the other current topics remotely fit.
  3. SuperShouden

    Somewhere
    PSN:SuperShouden

    Wow. They're lucky the back end of the car took ALL of that impact.
  4. Pupik

    Staff Emeritus
    United States HSV, et al

    Here's a clue: Start a new thread. If you don't think it's worthy of its own thread, don't post it.
  5. disinfected

    Premium
    United States Dallas
    PSN:disinfected

    Complete with a heavy impact, a barrier fire, crazy commentary, and Spider Man directing traffic at 5:19.

  6. karl53

    manchester, uk
    PSN:karl53

    lol, that commentary reminds me of the commentator at my local track, he sounded like he was crying whenever one the top drivers crashed
  7. Austin343

    United States U. of Chicago

    That barrier fire was crazy... and yet, after watching that video, I wonder why I haven't seen it happen before. Any hard rear-end impact with a foam barrier should have the potential to combine heat from the engine with spilled fuel right next to the combustible material in the barrier. Are they usually made of fire-resistant materials or something?
  8. R1600Turbo

    Premium
    United States Arizona
    PSN:R1600Turbo

    They ended up continuing on, fixing the car, and finishing the rally in 2nd place. Even after they had received a 6 minute penalty at the start of the rally. :dopey:
  9. SuperShouden

    Somewhere
    PSN:SuperShouden

    The US and UK don't use foam. All the races I've seen use tires against walls like that.


    My thought was, "Guys, you're in the kitty litter, just grab some shovels and toss some of that sand on the fire."
  10. Furinkazen

    Premium
    United Kingdom Lancashire
    PSN:Furinkazen

  11. Sier_Pinski

    United States Texas
    PSN:XizangM1

    For those of you who missed yesterday's 6-hour Spa race, here's what you also missed:



    ...which looks suspiciously like what happened last year:

  12. Prince.M5

    Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

    Bouchut's car had a broken rear right suspension while it seems like Brabham lost it. I think any crash around the Eau Rouge would look similar anyway.
  13. Tommi

    Premium
    United Kingdom Lincolnshire
    PSN:GTP_Tommi2000

    Fixed. ;)
  14. Tom.

    Premium
    England Leeds
    PSN:Tom_97_COD

    And if you didn't catch the Nationwide race on Saturday, here's what you missed. Horrific wreck, McClure's car picks up so much speed and then just slams into the wall :ouch:

  15. Bopop4

    Canada Guelph, Ontario

    I was watching that live and was amazed/scared at how hard he hit the wall.
    Glad he's alright, 10 years ago and he wouldn't have gotten away from that.
  16. Tom.

    Premium
    England Leeds
    PSN:Tom_97_COD

    Very true. It looked like everybody was spinning at a fairly sedate pace and then he just came flying out the side of the pack; no idea how he picked up all that speed.
  17. We have Dr. Robert Hubbard and his HANS device to be grateful too. Before the device came into major use there were many serious injuries and deaths in motorsports due to unrestrained head movement during accidents.

    He was going a hell of a lot faster than the others involved; mainly due to the fact he didn't spin before the impact. Watch further back in the pack as the incident happens; he was already travelling at quite a speed and still accelerating as he received a nudge which sent him flying off the track. However since he didn't spin or slide violently before he hit the barrier not much speed was lost at all. Anyway lets be thankful he's okay. :)

    I have to add, his cars bonnet is ironic...
    "Hefty".
  18. Bopop4

    Canada Guelph, Ontario

    I think that he was slowing down, but everyone else spinning made it look like he was on the gas. (Although looking at it now i don't see any skid marks from the brakes.)
    Going from 180mph+ to the wall gives you very little tim to slow down, and he got into one of those slides that doesn't go either way, it just crabs along. So he couldn't get it spun around in the other direction, buying him more time to bleed off some speed.
  19. Sier_Pinski

    United States Texas
    PSN:XizangM1

    If there's any drag race worth seeing, it's this one. And this is coming from someone who's not interested in GT5 drag-racing lobbies.

  20. Cowboys965

    United States Connecticut
    PSN:Cowboys965

    That was amazing.

    Here's another good one.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtGp8Sha_mA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  21. Liquid

    Premium
    Wales CH5
    PSN:GTP_Liquid

    Not so much WTF, but worth a chuckle.

  22. mattythedog

    Premium
    United Kingdom London
    PSN:MattyTheDog

  23. MildAshers

    Premium
    England Brighton, UK

    This is so good! "I'm going fast!"

  24. Sier_Pinski

    United States Texas
    PSN:XizangM1

    Even better is that one car's spin-out and the resulting ironically awkward scenario at the pits.

  25. Jimlaad43

    United Kingdom Variable

  26. Furinkazen

    Premium
    United Kingdom Lancashire
    PSN:Furinkazen

    Reminds me of the Star Mazda Montreal fail earlier in this thread...

  27. R1600Turbo

    Premium
    United States Arizona
    PSN:R1600Turbo

    Reminds me of GT5. :lol:
  28. Liquid

    Premium
    Wales CH5
    PSN:GTP_Liquid

    That moment when Harvey the Crane Engine is basically Tim Harvey.

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  29. Italia 458 flips over at Laguna Seca Ferrari Challenge....corkscrew....

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