BaconLettuceNinja wrote:This has now just turned into "Reject moments"...
I guess that is in part because, in many ways, real life can sometimes be even more bizarre than fiction - plus, with more than sixty years of races to draw on, chances are that quite a few of those incidents did actually happen. For example, how about a driver managing to find a short cut during qualifying and cutting six seconds off his time? It was something Harry Schell did during the 1959 US Grand Prix (which meant he started in 3rd place when he should have started in 11th).
Yannick wrote:An F1 race being called off due to a sandstorm on Friday of the race weekend because of bad visibility due to the dust having not settled down enough on Sunday even.
It happened to an official pre-season test at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain before where Ferrari were joined by BMW-Sauber and Toyota. None of the teams got any more from this test than a few installation laps and a huge travel bill.
This could also happen during a race weekend: at Sakhir, at Losail (if it ever makes it onto the calendar) but not at Abu Dhabi Marina, since that track is on an island.
On a similar note, I believe that there was also one Race of Champions - possibly the 1972 event - which had to be cancelled partway through the event when a snowstorm struck the track (and I think that, back in 2005, Renault had to cancel a pre-season test due to a snowstorm).
Phoenix wrote: WeirdKerr wrote: Aerond wrote:
A race leader coming into the pits, crashing the car to the pit entrance and never admitting it was his own fault...
Now, seriously, a driver making a mistake (like taking an escape road by accident) and leading a couple of drivers to the same mistake.
think the second one happened but im not sure.....
At the 1972 Monaco GP, the conditions were so appalling that when Clay Regazzoni went down an escape road Emerson Fittipaldi blindly followed him in.
By the looks of the race reports, Ickx also followed Fittipaldi and Regazzoni down that escape road too - so it is even more rejectful than you might think.