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F1 F**ck Ups

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I was wondering what the most unbelievable or embarrassing mistakes are over the years.

My picks are....

Alesi running out of fuel after repeated pleas from his crew to pit in. (although I cant find a video or remember when it was)

Schumi Spa 98 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UctGQwsvwg

Kimi Hungary 2006 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYe916iUm8g

And this one, dont know when or where, but it makes me chuckle every time :snigger:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUbVmDrNL5U

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Alesi running out of fuel after repeated pleas from his crew to pit in. (although I cant find a video or remember when it was)

I remember that, it has to be the worst one...

also don't forget Alonso running into a tyre right in the middle of the road, don't know what he was thinking....

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Alesi running out of fuel after repeated pleas from his crew to pit in. (although I cant find a video or remember when it was)

It was Melbourne 1997. Talk about embarrassing! I tried to find a clip as well but came up empty handed.

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what about Schuey running over Nigel Stepney

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what about Schuey running over Nigel Stepney

Another good one was when Button was at Williams and they were behind the safety car and the driver infront braked and Button swerved into a wall.

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And this one, dont know when or where, but it makes me chuckle every time :snigger:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUbVmDrNL5U

The car is the F2000 I cant find the circuit however

I know im a massive Coulthard fan but this one has to be a contender

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1row0acZ4Y

Didn't someone else do that as well in that GP?

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Didn't someone else do that as well in that GP?

Yes actually. I dont remember who it was though.

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what about Taki Inoue colliding with the safety car

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Remember Ralf and JPM taking each other out at Indy 2002? Patrick Head changed colour, was funny! Couldnt find a clip on youtube

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In terms of PR c#ckups, Schumi and Barrichello swapping places at Austria 2002 was the biggest mistake

In driving terms, there are a few I have picked out:

Raikkonen - Nurburgring 2005 flatspot

Alonso - Canada 2005 hit the wall

Schumacher - China 2005 spinout behind the safety car

Hakkinen - Spinout whilst in lead of the 1999 Monza GP

Schumacher - Monaco 2006 parking (more of a massively bad judgement than an actual mistake)

Schumacher - Accident at Silverstone - locked all 4 brakes, hit a wall and broke his legs

The accident at spa where a car got trapped under the barrier (cant remember the exact details)

Schumacher - Australia 2006 hitting the wall

Alonso 2003 - Hitting the tyre in brazil

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M Schumacher, JV & D Hill all hitting the same wall in Canadian GP 1999

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In terms of PR c#ckups, Schumi and Barrichello swapping places at Austria 2002 was the biggest mistake

In driving terms, there are a few I have picked out:

Raikkonen - Nurburgring 2005 flatspot

Alonso - Canada 2005 hit the wall

Schumacher - China 2005 spinout behind the safety car

Hakkinen - Spinout whilst in lead of the 1999 Monza GP

Schumacher - Monaco 2006 parking (more of a massively bad judgement than an actual mistake)

Schumacher - Accident at Silverstone - locked all 4 brakes, hit a wall and broke his legs

The accident at spa where a car got trapped under the barrier (cant remember the exact details)

Schumacher - Australia 2006 hitting the wall

Alonso 2003 - Hitting the tyre in brazil

It was Burti in the Prost, after Irvine chopped off is front wing!

Edited by c21

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Ah thanks for the info. I have only seen it on YT but that was a really nasty one

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Ah thanks for the info. I have only seen it on YT but that was a really nasty one

He ended up with bad facial bruising and hasnt raced in F1 since.

I think he was replaced by Thomas Enge after that

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I just realized one of the biggest mistakes in F1 history has to be Villeneuve and the BAR saga.

DOH! :doh:

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Villeneuve's career went downhill after Williams lost their Renault engines. Shame really

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Villeneuve's career went downhill after Williams lost their Renault engines. Shame really

he still would've done better if he stayed at williams, pretty much sold his soul to the devil (craig pollock) when he left lol

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Villeneuve's career went downhill after Williams lost their Renault engines. Shame really

His carrer was still salvagable at that point, but then he hit the iceberg with BAR and sank right to the bottom.

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