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Post by Ben Atkins on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:02 pm

How has this not been made yet?

HUGE accident just happened, with two cars flipping over. #8 Toyota did a full flip in the air, then landed on its wheels, then the #81 Ferrari hit the wall so hard he flipped. Biggest Le Mans crash in a long time!

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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by RyanB06 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:08 pm

Is there an English-language feed available somewhere in the Interwebs? The one from the Le Mans web page is in French (not that I mind it, but still...)
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by Ben Atkins on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:16 pm


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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by conrail1990 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:19 pm

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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by Milan655 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:22 pm

Ben Atkins wrote:How has this not been made yet?

HUGE accident just happened, with two cars flipping over. #8 Toyota did a full flip in the air, then landed on its wheels, then the #81 Ferrari hit the wall so hard he flipped. Biggest Le Mans crash in a long time!

There was Rockenfeller last year who had a larger accident, although it was in the dark so no one saw it Laughing
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by BWard on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:23 pm

The Ferrari driver should have his racing licence revoked after that dumb move.
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by Milan655 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:26 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:The Ferrari driver should have his racing licence revoked after that dumb move.

I don't quite agree. It looked more of a misunderstanding than an intentional move to cut off the Toyota.
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by BWard on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:29 pm

Milan655 wrote:
BWardboy88 wrote:The Ferrari driver should have his racing licence revoked after that dumb move.

I don't quite agree. It looked more of a misunderstanding than an intentional move to cut off the Toyota.

still looked a bit reckless though, as that crash could've been way more worse.
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by Cynon on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:30 pm

Generally speaking, in endurance racing, it is the responsibility of the leading cars to make sure the backmarkers are aware of you, because it's not really worth risking a crash like that when you can just blow by them in the straights anyway.

In this case, the Ferrari probably didn't think there was a chance the Toyota would attempt to pass him. The Toyotas (both of them) have been WAY too reckless passing some of the GTs, so to be honest, a big crash involving one of them was inevitable.

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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by pennst24 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:32 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:The Ferrari driver should have his racing licence revoked after that dumb move.

Rolling Eyes Fail

The Toyota made a move that was way too overzealous for the amount of time that was remaining in the race.
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by RyanB06 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:41 pm

^^^
That.

Oh, and if anyone cares, the Delta Wing is 47th overall at the moment.

(I found an English feed that works; the others were showing soccer! Laughing)
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by crl on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:48 pm

dscracelive's Twitter wrote:Perrazzini confirmed to Eurosport that he saw the Toyota but misjudged the distance

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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by RealRacer4 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:50 pm

So besides the big wreck that occured, anything else happened? How far back is Brian Vickers and the Delta Wing?

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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by Alta on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:56 pm

RealRacer4 wrote:So besides the big wreck that occured, anything else happened? How far back is Brian Vickers and the Delta Wing?
Vickers has been quiet, Delta Wing had some issue early in the race.

Holy crap that wreck. Glad both are okay as Davidson got WAY high and the Ferrari absolutely destroying the wall.
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by PYLrulz on Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:26 pm

Just seen the crash on YouTube... GEEZUS!!! Shocked
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by pepsibottle1 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:06 pm

GW Audi, lmfao
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by pepsibottle1 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:31 pm

While all hell has broken loose in Le Mans, SPEED switches over to NASCAR :/
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by Cynon on Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:58 pm

The Deltawing got wrecked due to Nakajima being a dumbass. Marino Franchitti said it best: "I see his [Nakajima's] spatial awareness hasn't improved from his F1 days"

Proof positive that Toyota threw away Le Mans by hiring a bunch of noobs to drive their cars. -_-

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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by pepsibottle1 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:01 pm

Cynon wrote:The Deltawing got wrecked due to Nakajima being a dumbass. Marino Franchitti said it best: "I see his [Nakajima's] spatial awareness hasn't improved from his F1 days"

Proof positive that Toyota threw away Le Mans by hiring a bunch of noobs to drive their cars. -_-

Neither has Davidson's apparently :/
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by pepsibottle1 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:39 pm

And OFF, OFF, OFF goes the #74 Corvette! Falls to 6th in class Sad
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by PYLrulz on Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:48 pm

pepsibottle1 wrote:
Cynon wrote:The Deltawing got wrecked due to Nakajima being a dumbass. Marino Franchitti said it best: "I see his [Nakajima's] spatial awareness hasn't improved from his F1 days"

Proof positive that Toyota threw away Le Mans by hiring a bunch of noobs to drive their cars. -_-

Neither has Davidson's apparently :/

I wouldn't blame that crash on Davidson, just looked like that Ferrari just flat out hit him
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by crl on Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:49 pm

Davidson has a broken back, the latest update says.

Could've been worse.

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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by pepsibottle1 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:53 pm

PYLrulz wrote:
pepsibottle1 wrote:
Cynon wrote:The Deltawing got wrecked due to Nakajima being a dumbass. Marino Franchitti said it best: "I see his [Nakajima's] spatial awareness hasn't improved from his F1 days"

Proof positive that Toyota threw away Le Mans by hiring a bunch of noobs to drive their cars. -_-

Neither has Davidson's apparently :/

I wouldn't blame that crash on Davidson, just looked like that Ferrari just flat out hit him

I agree the Ferrari flat out hit him but you have to know that as a driver in a faster LMP, your job is to stay out of trouble and avoid putting yourself in such a position. Davidson failed at that.

Also, Toyota is officially finished as the other car has just been retired. Proof positive that money does not buy you Le Mans
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by pepsibottle1 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:55 pm

crl wrote:Davidson has a broken back, the latest update says.

Could've been worse.

Broken back? I heard a slight concussion

EDIT: Speed fail, Davidson's twitter did say that he does have a broken back. Oh well, no pain no gain
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by bartman97 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:33 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:The Ferrari driver should have his racing licence revoked after that dumb move.

1st, Anthony Davidson was going ambitious into the chicane trying to make a late corner pass, and 2, I don't think the Ferrari knew he'd try to pass that late on the straight. Anthony Davidson was also a reject in F1, but it's kind of hard to really have a good run in a Super Aguri.
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by crl on Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:48 pm

bartman97 wrote:
BWardboy88 wrote:The Ferrari driver should have his racing licence revoked after that dumb move.

1st, Anthony Davidson was going ambitious into the chicane trying to make a late corner pass, and 2, I don't think the Ferrari knew he'd try to pass that late on the straight. Anthony Davidson was also a reject in F1, but it's kind of hard to really have a good run in a Super Aguri.

He also ran two races for Minardi and one race for BAR.

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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by Dan Mackay on Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:09 pm

me thinks toyota should bring they reject drivers and themselves back to f1 Razz
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by Alpineopossum on Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:46 pm

If Toyota hired Yuji Ide and Sakon Yamamoto to partner Kazuki Nakajima they would be the ultimate Japanese F1 reject team.

Yuji Ide is currently racing GT cars with Ralph Firman. Its the F1 crash cousins!

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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by Alpineopossum on Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:25 pm

Sorry for the double post.

The face of Thomas Leusch when Marcel Fässler spun would make a great meme.
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by pepsibottle1 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:01 pm

#75 Prospeed Porsche rear ended the wall into the Porsche curves at high speed and went ablaze, bringing out the safety car. Pitstops all round. Apparently it was the grandson of the king of Saudi Arabia. Andy Marriott said it perfectly: that makes him royalty and very, very rich
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by pepsibottle1 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:45 pm

ALMOST an Alex Kennedy by the #13 Renegade LMP. Major derp.

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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by Alpineopossum on Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:58 pm

I wonder is he the first driver that is royalty to run Le Mans.

Apparently Ant Davidson has a two vertebrae fractures. Not good.
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by pepsibottle1 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:04 am

Alpineopossum wrote:I wonder is he the first driver that is royalty to run Le Mans.

Apparently Ant Davidson has a two vertebrae fractures. Not good.

I doubt it would be, always a bunch of royalty pay drivers at Le Mans

Two vertabre can be easily fixed; the whole spinal cord? Not so much
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by Mother of Invention on Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:11 am

crl wrote:
dscracelive's Twitter wrote:Perrazzini confirmed to Eurosport that he saw the Toyota but misjudged the distance

Who ever thought that the GT-A class was a good idea is a bigger stooge then Brian France.


That's three huge wrecks caused by the Amateurs in two years.
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by Milan655 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:12 am

Audi dominance Smile
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by Alta on Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:21 pm



This right here shows you what Le Mans means to some people.
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Re: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Post by RealRacer4 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:03 pm

Alta wrote:

This right here shows you what Le Mans means to some people.

That video alone has instantly become an inspiration for me. That driver is a throwback!

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