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Author Topic: Let's hope for better start this weekend than 1987 Austrian F1 GP  (Read 1397 times)

Offline John S

Start line chaos at 1987 Austrian GP.
26 cars started the race with only 14 classified finishers, oh and Brundle was disqualified.
We don't seem to have mass shunts like we used to, good thing too.

« Last Edit: June 27, 2018, 12:06:55 PM by John S »


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Offline Jericoke

Re: Let's hope for better start this weekend than 1987 Austrian F1 GP
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 03:00:43 PM »
Drivers could rely on a red flag/restart if there was a big crash in turn one, so they'd go for it, if they caused a crash, no big deal, and if they got ahead without a crash, so much the better.

If there was a crash they'd just go back to the pits and hop into the spare car for the restart.  The restarts were always better behaved, much like today's starts.

Offline Irisado

Re: Let's hope for better start this weekend than 1987 Austrian F1 GP
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2018, 06:00:13 PM »
14/26 finishers was actually a pretty high number for 1987, a year in which turbos and their engines blew spectacularly on a regular basis.  I'd also argue that modern Formula 1 needs more collisions to make things interesting, given how dull most of the races are these days.
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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Let's hope for better start this weekend than 1987 Austrian F1 GP
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2018, 09:49:01 PM »
I remember some great running races back to the pits to commandeer spare cars, back in the day...
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