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Author Topic: Foreign Objects on Track ...  (Read 331 times)

Offline Calman

Foreign Objects on Track ...
« on: February 23, 2019, 11:28:21 PM »
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  • I know that could be said for "some" of the drivers, but looking back over the years, I thought it would be funny to discuss some of the "things" found out on an F1 race track, whether during testing, qualifying or an actual race.

    Clearly, these are the obvious ones I can think of right now:

    1) Seagull (funny discussion after session between Lewis & Seb)
    2) Man in Raincoat (protest of some kind many years back)
    3) Giant Lizard (spotted by Max during Malaysia GP?)

    What else can you recall as "odd sightings" out on track?


    Best Regards,
    Cal :)



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    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Foreign Objects on Track ...
    « Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 11:54:22 PM »
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  • There was a fuzzy critter that was the subject of some argument at Montreal a decade or so ago. Some said it was a beaver, some said it was a groundhog.
    “You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
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    Re: Foreign Objects on Track ...
    « Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 01:43:51 AM »
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  • I believe a deer was sighted in Germany or Austria some years ago. Montreal has also seen a Fox and Britain saw a crazy Scot as I recall.
    Lonny

    Offline Luke

    Re: Foreign Objects on Track ...
    « Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 07:44:42 AM »
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  • There was the dog on the track at Buddh International Circuit back in 2011. 

    I was tempted to make a joke about people impersonating F1 drivers, such as Yuji Ide, but decided against it  ;)
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    Offline Alonsofan

    Re: Foreign Objects on Track ...
    « Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 09:13:16 AM »
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  • Wow!! All that wildlife. I am surprised David Attenborough didn't rock up, although if he did he would have stopped the race for an hour while he discussed it.
    Just throwing it out to you all, maybe he was our anorak wearing friend  :o
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Foreign Objects on Track ...
    « Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 09:30:37 AM »
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  • During the interminable red flag at the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix, there was an ornithology class in the BBC commentary booth, attempting to identify what manner of black, white and red bird was gracing the circuit.
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    Re: Foreign Objects on Track ...
    « Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 02:01:53 PM »
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  • and Britain saw a crazy Scot as I recall.

    I'm pretty sure it was an Irish looney, Lonny.  ;)

    I've seen rabbits on track at Brands Hatch, mind you it was just after dawn and there were no cars or people making noise.  :D
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    Offline Calman

    Re: Foreign Objects on Track ...
    « Reply #7 on: February 24, 2019, 06:49:52 PM »
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  • and Britain saw a crazy Scot as I recall.

    I'm pretty sure it was an Irish looney, Lonny.  ;)

    I've seen rabbits on track at Brands Hatch, mind you it was just after dawn and there were no cars or people making noise.  :D
    Surely you mean Brands Hutch?  :D

    Best Regards,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Foreign Objects on Track ...
    « Reply #8 on: March 06, 2019, 09:39:51 PM »
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  • If we're allowed to count times when cars are not on track...

    ...I'd like to submit "Darth Vader and about 1200 of his chums, including at least 40 F1 personnel. All of whom were wearing trainers and most of whom lapped me"
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    Offline Calman

    Re: Foreign Objects on Track ...
    « Reply #9 on: March 06, 2019, 09:47:26 PM »
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  • If we're allowed to count times when cars are not on track...

    ...I'd like to submit "Darth Vader and about 1200 of his chums, including at least 40 F1 personnel. All of whom were wearing trainers and most of whom lapped me"

    That works for me, so long as you can provide photographic evidence?  :DD

    Best Regards,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Foreign Objects on Track ...
    « Reply #10 on: March 07, 2019, 06:28:29 AM »
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  • Unfortunately I don't take photos of my running races. Though it will soon be possible to enter and see who shows up this May?
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    Re: Foreign Objects on Track ...
    « Reply #11 on: March 07, 2019, 09:18:50 AM »
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  • I'm sick of all these racist posts against foreigners....... oh, sorry I thought I was on a BREXIT forum  :D

    Offline Calman

    Re: Foreign Objects on Track ...
    « Reply #12 on: March 07, 2019, 04:28:12 PM »
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  • I'm sick of all these racist posts against foreigners....... oh, sorry I thought I was on a BREXIT forum  :D

    You've lost me on that one Monty?  :confused:

    Best Regards,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Alonsofan

    Re: Foreign Objects on Track ...
    « Reply #13 on: March 07, 2019, 04:57:08 PM »
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  • I'm sick of all these racist posts against foreigners....... oh, sorry I thought I was on a BREXIT forum  :D

    I take it your a remoaner?  :DD
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    Offline Scott

    Re: Foreign Objects on Track ...
    « Reply #14 on: March 08, 2019, 02:47:31 PM »
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  • I'm sick of all these racist posts against foreigners....... oh, sorry I thought I was on a BREXIT forum  :D

     :DD :DD :DD
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