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Post by Antonov » 2 years ago

Latest post of the previous page:

RIP, can't believe it's already so long.

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Post by sadsac » 2 years ago

Cannot believe its 24 years to the day that arguably the greatest motor racing driver ever (and my hero) died :sorrow: :sorrow:
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Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 years ago

I still remember so well the day he died, and how the news / rumours got steadily worse as news was updated. I was away racing myself, in Devon, and it was only when we got back to the pub we were staying at in the evening and watched the awful footage on the TV evening news that the reality was confirmed. Up to then it had been paddock stories from transistor radios and unconfirmed sources.

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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

sadsac wrote:
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Cannot believe its 24 years to the day that arguably the greatest motor racing driver ever (and my hero) died :sorrow: :sorrow:
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Stefan Bellof for me.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 years ago

Andy wrote:
2 years ago
sadsac wrote:
2 years ago
Cannot believe its 24 years to the day that arguably the greatest motor racing driver ever (and my hero) died :sorrow: :sorrow:
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Stefan Bellof for me.
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Had Stefan not left us before his time he would be 60 years old now. :omg:

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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
2 years ago
Andy wrote:
2 years ago
sadsac wrote:
2 years ago
Cannot believe its 24 years to the day that arguably the greatest motor racing driver ever (and my hero) died :sorrow: :sorrow:
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Stefan Bellof for me.
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Had Stefan not left us before his time he would be 60 years old now. :omg:
Time is racing, huh?
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Post by sadsac » 2 years ago

Bellof like Senna fantastic natural driving abilities also drove on the edge

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Post by erwin greven » 2 years ago

Both drove sometimes over it.
Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
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Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 years ago

And nearly ten years on Rubens is still top of the pile (on 323). Now of course Schumacher (307), Button (306), Alonso (295), Raikkonen (275) and Massa (269) have surpassed Patrese's tally.

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Post by MonteCristo » 2 years ago

God that was an ugly car. Totally forgot about the seagull on the nose.
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Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
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Post by erwin greven » 2 years ago

wikipedia wrote:By the start of 1960, and nearing 40, Schell's prospects appeared dim, and he campaigned a private Cooper run under his family's Ecurie Bleue banner. That changed, however, when he was contracted by the British Racing Partnership team before the start of the European Grand Prix season for a full program of events, to be teamed with Tony Brooks and the up-and-coming Chris Bristow in year-old Coopers. Schell died in practice for the non-championship International Trophy event at Silverstone in 1960, when he crashed his Cooper at Abbey Curve. Schell was driving at approximately 100 mph when his car slid into the mud on the side of the track and lost a wheel. The Cooper somersaulted and penetrated a safety barrier, causing a brick wall to collapse.

Prior to his death, Schell had been extremely vocal in the promotion of the roll-bar on European racing cars, a safety feature required in America. By the 1500cc formula of 1961, it had become standard in Formula One.
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Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
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Post by erwin greven » 2 years ago

Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
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