F1 - 1993 / SEGA presence

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F1 - 1993 / SEGA presence

Post by Antonov » 1 week ago

apart from the best ever trophy,

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this one-off event also saw some excellent Sonic-style grid girls (probably shivering all over, lol). Are there any photos?
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:roll:

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Post by Antonov » 1 week ago

isn't that Kyalami?

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this certainly must be Donington

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Kyalami, Silverstone and Donington

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Post by JBT » 1 week ago

I remember hoping there would be a Sega F1 game that was connected with Williams out sometime in '93 (My brother had a Megadrive at the time) but one never appeared. Was there ever one in development, perhaps? I got a Commodore Amiga 1200 for Christmas '94 and bought F1 by Domark not too long after, which was the 'official' '93 F1 game, maybe there were licensing issues preventing Sega bringing a game out - or they never intended to, with Senna's Super Monaco GP 2 not long released anyway ('92 I think?)
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Post by Antonov » 1 week ago

apparently there is a whole story behind that SEGA Sonic Trophy on the picture of the opening post.

will try to post the story tonight.
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I remember hoping there would be a Sega F1 game that was connected with Williams out sometime in '93 (My brother had a Megadrive at the time) but one never appeared. Was there ever one in development, perhaps? I got a Commodore Amiga 1200 for Christmas '94 and bought F1 by Domark not too long after, which was the 'official' '93 F1 game, maybe there were licensing issues preventing Sega bringing a game out - or they never intended to, with Senna's Super Monaco GP 2 not long released anyway ('92 I think?)
There was a Williams F1 game on the PC in the mid-90's based on the 1993 season. It was arcady and terrible. I'm not sure if it was a Sega game and I'll try to find details.

EDIT - in fact here it is...

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Post by kals » 1 week ago

McLaren ran their own version of Sonic the Hedgehog on their cars, one being placed on the car each time they won a race

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Wikipedia wrote:From wikipeadia for the 1993 European GP: At the end of the race, Senna was led onto a podium and was given a trophy that depicted videogame character and Sega's mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog holding a trophy with the Sega logo underneath.[6] A widely circulated image on the internet shows Senna holding the trophy.[6][7] Contrary to popular belief, this is not the award Ayrton Senna got for winning the Grand Prix but a fake trophy for a photo op. Video footage shows that after having the photograph taken, He was given the actual award. A trophy that does not depict either Sonic the Hedgehog or the Sega logo.[6] The current location of the famous Sega trophy is unknown.[6][7]
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Wikipedia wrote:From wikipeadia for the 1993 European GP: At the end of the race, Senna was led onto a podium and was given a trophy that depicted videogame character and Sega's mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog holding a trophy with the Sega logo underneath.[6] A widely circulated image on the internet shows Senna holding the trophy.[6][7] Contrary to popular belief, this is not the award Ayrton Senna got for winning the Grand Prix but a fake trophy for a photo op. Video footage shows that after having the photograph taken, He was given the actual award. A trophy that does not depict either Sonic the Hedgehog or the Sega logo.[6] The current location of the famous Sega trophy is unknown.[6][7]
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Post by Antonov » 1 week ago

I wonder how the Woking trophy room looks like. It has all the original trophies there - except, I believe, the cup which Prost handed to the fans after winning the 1989 Italian Grand Prix. I'd like to visit, but I guess it is invitation-only.

I wonder if that SEGA trophy is there as well.

BTW: is the man in grey with the bowler hat the circuit owner?
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I wonder how the Woking trophy room looks like. It has all the original trophies there - except, I believe, the cup which Prost handed to the fans after winning the 1989 Italian Grand Prix. I'd like to visit, but I guess it is invitation-only.

I wonder if that SEGA trophy is there as well.

BTW: is the man in grey with the bowler hat the circuit owner?
You have to be a member of the Team McLaren membership programme, but it has to be the McLaren+ version which has membership fees, (C£85 p.a.) not the free email supporters club. McLaren + Membership allows you to apply for an official guided tour of the entire facilty, including their historic car collection. (Not just the display cars in the main building). I believe there is a waiting list due to its popularity, but they do them at least monthly AFAIK. You just have to be a member of the Supporters Club and keep applying until accepted.

As for the man with the grey bowler hat, yes it is indeed the late Tom Wheatcroft, at the time the Donnington owner. (Now owned by Jonathon Palmer through his Vision Motorsport Business. :roll:
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Post by Antonov » 1 week ago

thank you Everso... I might sign up for that. Deep down, I have always been a McLaren man.

and about Palmer owning the track now - can't the Palmers just sod off?
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Here is a link I found which explains the other benefits of McLaren + Membership. http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/mclaren+/
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Just curious because I don't follow current motor sports any longer, but why is Palmer so loathed by everyone, it seems?
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