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    Another couple of surgeries today. Both legs and the arm. They said further surgeries are in the offing. I'm crossing my fingers he will recover fully.
    Watching the video 's from Spa is insane!
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    Another couple of surgeries today. Both legs and the arm. They said further surgeries are in the offing. I'm crossing my fingers he will recover fully.
    Watching the video 's from Spa is insane!
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    Another couple of surgeries today. Both legs and the arm. They said further surgeries are in the offing. I'm crossing my fingers he will recover fully.
    Watching the video 's from Spa is insane!
    Love Spa. What you see on TV does not give Eau Rouge justice- it's amazing to see the cars shoot up the hill.

    On a related note- the change of owners of Force India seems to have put some focus on the team- Spa has been very friendly to FI, but they look much better this weekend anyway. Which is nice to see!

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    Iím surprised at how long doctors have kept Wickens condition under wraps in terms of the severity of the spinal cord injury.
    Indeterminate is a very interesting word to use with that type of injury. It reminds me of the week after Schumacher was injured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Thou shalt not lift at Eau Rouge.
    OR at turn two at Mosport!

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    I’m surprised at how long doctors have kept Wickens condition under wraps in terms of the severity of the spinal cord injury.
    Indeterminate is a very interesting word to use with that type of injury. It reminds me of the week after Schumacher was injured.
    I asked a doc freind of mine about this and he said they have to wait for the swelling to go down before they can even assess how well he will do. It could be an extended period before we know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    OR at turn two at Mosport!


    I asked a doc freind of mine about this and he said they have to wait for the swelling to go down before they can even assess how well he will do. It could be an extended period before we know.
    Thanks for the info!

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    Wickens breathing on his own now...

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    First time watching F1 after spending too much **** time playing Motorsport Manager

    And there's a wreck on lap 1 lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by TovarishchLisa View Post
    First time watching F1 after spending too much **** time playing Motorsport Manager

    And there's a wreck on lap 1 lol
    So obviously that was all your fault. Alonso wants to talk to you...
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    Just realized I haven't posted in a while. Enjoyed the trip to the Poconos again. Still very worried about Wickens. Paralysis would be a brutal outcome here. But... it could have been a lot worse. RHR was almost decapitated as his car went under Wickens and the helicoptering Wickens tub sheared off the camera on top of the roll bar. So maybe 8-10 inches from certain death for RHR? The aero package for super speedways sucks right now and they need to work on it. After lap 7 it was a pretty boring race for the most part.

    The Gateway race got interesting when RHR's car brought out the yellow right at a critical time in the fuel windows. Rossi is g**** amazing at fuel saving. Dixon played it safe given the points situation but was caught in no-man's land between Power going all out and taking a splash and Rossi going super saver, both decisions made early while Dixon had to wait to see what each was going to do and react.

    Big fan of what Veach is doing lately. His upswing plus Rossi's slow march to legend status has helped offset the brutal luck from RHR and Marco being Marco and really to me has pushed Andretti easily ahead of CGR (nice to see Ed Jones actually be a factor in a race this weekend though!).

    I also want to point out one thing I've ready so many places regarding this Wickens crash scaring off Alonso. Alonso raced already in a super speedway at Indy and sat parked in the pits for a red flag when Dixon went about as airborne as you can go (and he walked right out of the car with only a banged up ankle). If he is easily spooked, he would have been so already. And yet he's coming next year.

    With regard to catch-fencing, yes it's a problem. Unfortunately there are not a lot of easy solutions especially given how cash-strapped the tracks are (and the series!). One other fallacy I saw was that the fence "did it's job" but someone noted and yes it is very obvious looking are replays that a tire from the #6 absolutely went flying through the fence and had some serious velocity to it. Not once have I seen the media report on that, where it landed, etc. Looks like it went somewhere close to where fenceline RV parking is right near the ticket office on Long Pond Road. But yes it kept most of the car in the track. Extending safer barrier upwards in the corners might be the best solution but IDK what type of cost that would bring with it.
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    Meanwhile Felipe Massa has been taking a beating on twitter today.
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    The fact that you BC fans revel in the superiority of your team in an admittedly weak league leads me to believe you will be more sorely disappointed when the end comes than we will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Papagiorgio View Post
    Meanwhile Felipe Massa has been taking a beating on twitter today.
    Well deserved. INDYCAR is unquestionably more dangerous on ovals than any other major circuit but their medics and their safety advancements have been ahead of F1 going back to at least the 1980ís. And I mean miles ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solovsfett View Post
    Well deserved. INDYCAR is unquestionably more dangerous on ovals than any other major circuit but their medics and their safety advancements have been ahead of F1 going back to at least the 1980’s. And I mean miles ahead.
    Given what Happened to LeClerc on Sunday, maybe Indycar ought to be more aggressive in pursuing a Halo or some other device to protect the driver's head.
    Most of the tracks I know of, are nearly fully booked every day of the season and are not hurting, now that's not to say that the events themselves are making money. I think added Safer barriers are needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    Given what Happened to LeClerc on Sunday, maybe Indycar ought to be more aggressive in pursuing a Halo or some other device to protect the driver's head.
    Most of the tracks I know of, are nearly fully booked every day of the season and are not hurting, now that's not to say that the events themselves are making money. I think added Safer barriers are needed.
    I agree. Increase the height by 3-4 feet for safer barriers.

    INDYCAR is working on a windscreen device for the cockpit. Theyíve been testing it for over a year and itís due on the car next season. I know Newgarden and Dixon have tested it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solovsfett View Post
    I agree. Increase the height by 3-4 feet for safer barriers.

    INDYCAR is working on a windscreen device for the cockpit. Theyíve been testing it for over a year and itís due on the car next season. I know Newgarden and Dixon have tested it.
    Yes but the device hasn't gone anywhere in 6 months.
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    Todays Italian GP; one of the best races of the year. I wasn't a fan of the result but the race was very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    Todays Italian GP; one of the best races of the year. I wasn't a fan of the result but the race was very good.
    Kimi vs Hamilton and Vettel coming back from a first lap spin-out to finish fourth were both awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    Todays Italian GP; one of the best races of the year. I wasn't a fan of the result but the race was very good.
    It would have been nice had Hartley not had that bad of an accident, as that would have put Vettel even farther back, and far less likely to make up so much...

    The passing between Hamilton and Raikkonen was great.

    I still need to see Max's reaction to seeing his penalty- that BS about not accepting the penalty cost him 4th- he may have been able to draft a few seconds of time from Seb had he let Bottas by.

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    VanDoorne out at McLaren and Norris in from F2. Sainz will be the other driver. I'm not sure this is a good move to be honest, but it does give some clarity to who is where. Ocon being the one to watch now. Possibly it will be a swap with Force India for Stroll, which would be good for Williams.
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