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Author Topic: Last Minute Crisis  (Read 623 times)

Offline lkjohnson1950

Last Minute Crisis
« on: July 26, 2019, 03:36:26 AM »
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    Offline rmassart

    Re: Last Minute Crisis
    « Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 05:58:25 AM »
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  • I guess the Nürburgring is not too far away, Maybe they can borrow there's if needed.  :D

    Offline John S

    Re: Last Minute Crisis
    « Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 11:43:28 AM »
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  • This just seems like a running theme at tracks this year, didn't we have a recovery truck crane arm striking some other infra structure at a previous race.
    I guess it's a way to generate interest at dull races.  ;) :D
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    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Last Minute Crisis
    « Reply #3 on: July 26, 2019, 02:46:51 PM »
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  • F1 management seems to be suffering from a contagion of incompetence.
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Last Minute Crisis
    « Reply #4 on: July 26, 2019, 03:01:41 PM »
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  • Azerbaijan had a recovery vehicle hitting a bridge (with George Russell's car on board) for the same reason - apparent lack of understanding regarding physics on the part of the heavy vehicle drivers.

    I can only assume the bus driver got told to keep left and decided to keep to their other left.
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    Re: Last Minute Crisis
    « Reply #5 on: July 26, 2019, 04:14:55 PM »
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  • There have been lots of effort to put 'retro' elements into the 2019 season, looking into F1's history.

    Maybe they can go a step further and go back to starting the race with a green flag?  (I'd love to see a LeMans start, but not sure that would be possible, without even getting into the absurd dangers.)

    Offline Irisado

    Re: Last Minute Crisis
    « Reply #6 on: July 26, 2019, 06:52:53 PM »
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  • They have to do something to provide entertainment I guess :D.  In all seriousness though, it looks like a serious lapse to me.  The height of the bus should have been checked relative to the gantry before it was sent around the circuit.
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    Offline John S

    Re: Last Minute Crisis
    « Reply #7 on: July 26, 2019, 09:21:50 PM »
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  • They have to do something to provide entertainment I guess :D.  In all seriousness though, it looks like a serious lapse to me.  The height of the bus should have been checked relative to the gantry before it was sent around the circuit.

    Often reports in Britain about Buses and Lorries misjudging bridge heights, so why should German Bus/Lorry drivers be any different.  :D   
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    Offline Dare

    Re: Last Minute Crisis
    « Reply #8 on: July 26, 2019, 11:29:01 PM »
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  • There's a underpass here with the max height listed but
    the problem is they repaved the road several times and
    never changed the warning sign.
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Last Minute Crisis
    « Reply #9 on: July 27, 2019, 06:19:40 AM »
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  • They have to do something to provide entertainment I guess :D.  In all seriousness though, it looks like a serious lapse to me.  The height of the bus should have been checked relative to the gantry before it was sent around the circuit.

    Often reports in Britain about Buses and Lorries misjudging bridge heights, so why should German Bus/Lorry drivers be any different.  :D

    My favourite was the time a lorry got stuck under a local railway bridge that had "We Fit" emblazoned across the side.

    No, you really don't...

    (The height was clearly marked. Perhaps the driver noticed it was an arched bridge and thought the lorry could be snuck under the 6-inch wider gap in the centre of the bridge (compared with the height at the edges, which was the distance used for the height markings)?
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    Re: Last Minute Crisis
    « Reply #10 on: July 27, 2019, 03:47:01 PM »
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  • Hoffmann Reisen might not be happy with the coverage, but as someone important (who I can’t recall) once said, “there is no such thing as bad publicity”.

     ;)
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