Posted: 22 May, 2016

Horrific Crash Sends Car Flying

This is NUTS.

(Image: YouTube)

Two drivers were taken to hospital following a monstrous clash at the Red Bull Ring in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship on Saturday night.

Ryan Tveter took a turn too fast and went off the track, spinning out into the gravel.

His car was sitting in the middle of the track obscured by dust before being run into by Peter Li Zhi Cong and Pedro Piquet.

Li's car went completely airborne.

He was diagnosed with four fractured vertebrae and broken bones in his heel, while Tveter went to hospital with a badly bruised knee.

You have to see it to believe it.

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Posted: 7 March, 2016

5 Greatest Australian Grand Prix Moments

The Australian Grand Prix is almost here for 2016 - here are some of the highlights over the years from Melbourne and Adelaide.

 1. Michael Schumacher Wins His First Formula One Championship

Hill vs Schumacher 1994 Adelaide Formula 1 GP.

In infamous circumstances Schumacher wins his first F1 Championship by default in Adelaide after a collision with rival Damon Hill that left him in 2nd overall.

2. Mark Webber Comes Fifth On Debut

Mark Webber Finish is home Grand Prix

Superb effort by Mark Webber on his debut after qualifying 8th clawed his way through the field to come fifth.

3. Jensen Button Wins The Australian Grand Prix With Brawn

Jenson Button Wins the Australian Grand Prix with Brawn GP, welcome back

Riding with a basically unknown team, Button pulled off a great win in 2009.

4. The F1 1986 Championship Comes Down To The Wire

Nigel Mansell Tire Explosion At Adelaide 1986

Another championship hung in the balance in Adelaide 1986 with Mansell, Prost and Piquet in contention. Mansell looked like he had it wrapped up but his tyre blew out on lap 64 going 300km/h.

5. McLaren Laps The Whole Field Of The 1998 Grand Prix In Melbourne

F1 1998 Australian GP - Part 8

With some rule changes and a new McLaren design, Coulthard and Hakkinen qualified a second in front of the field and ended up lapping them in the '98 season opener.

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Lastly, the greatest moment in Australian GP history has to be the time Schumacher paid homage to Crocodile Dundee with this outfit in '94.

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Tags: Michael Schumacher, Damon Hill, Australian Grand Prix, Formula One

Posted: 1 March, 2016

Dubai Closed So Ken Block Can Tear It Up

Gymkhana 8 Annihilates U.A.E.

Ken Block knows a thing or two about Rally X.

Precision to the millimetre, whether doing 5kmp donuts, or over 200kph. 

The man usually hangs out at an aerodrome to sharpen his skills, as Top Gear's James May discovered... FIRST HAND.. lucky bastard 

But now, Ken needs more room. How about Dubai? Clearly, the locals were keen as they shut down one of the world most beautiful cities, just so he can tear it up. This... is nothing short of breathtaking.

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Posted: 5 February, 2016

Michael Schumacher's Health Is "Not Good"

Bad news from reports

Image: Getty

Ex-Ferrari chief Luca de Montezemolo has confirmed saddening news regarding the condition of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher.

The former world champion suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident in December 2013 and has remained in a coma ever since.

“I get news about him constantly, and unfortunately it’s not good,” said Montezemolo on Thursday.

“He was the most successful driver Ferrari ever had. He only suffered one accident in his entire career, in 1999, and it was our fault, not his. Unfortunately, a skiing accident ruined his life.”

Reports initially suggested that Schumacher was at fault for the accident, but Montezemolo denied it:

“It’s not true that Michael wasn’t careful on his skis. When he went off piste, he was always careful,” he added. “More than anything, on skis he was very careful.”

A German magazine titled Bunte announced that the former driver was walking again - claims that were later slammed.

Schumacher's long-term manager Sabine Kehm said specifically about the claims: 

“Unfortunately, we are forced by a recent press report to clarify that the assertion that Michael could move again is not true."

Schumacher won five consecutive titles for Ferrari between 2000-2004.

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Posted: 8 December, 2015

V8 Wags On The Red Carpet

Craig Lowndes has won the Barry Sheene Medal for the best and fairest V8 Supercars driver this season at a gala event in Sydney.

And the lovely ladies turned out to support their driver partners.

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Runner up Craig Lowndes hits the carpet with partner Lara McDonald Photo: #V8SC

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Mark Winterbottom with Natasha Manion Photo: Mark Winterbottom Facebook

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One of the favourite couples of pit lane has arrived at the Gala Awards – it's David Reynolds and Tahan Lew Fatt Photo: #V8SC

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James Courtney and wife Carys have arrived this evening. Photo: #V8SC

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Here's Fabian Coulthard and Becky Lamb Photo: #V8SC

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James Moffat and partner Leah Unsworth Photo: #V8SC

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Last year's Barry Sheene Medalist Scott McLaughlin and partner Teagan Osborne arrive at The Star Photo: #V8SC

Delta meets the Winterbottoms! Photo: #V8SC

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Our six-time champion Jamie Whincup and partner Courtney arrive at The Star Photo: #V8SC

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V8 Supercars couple Will Davison and Riana Crehan arrive for the evening #V8SC Photo: #V8SC

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Tags: V8 Supercars, WAGs

Posted: 4 December, 2015

Stadium Super Trucks Crash

It even hurt us a little bit watching it

This crash happened at the Sydney 500 today, and it was only on the first lap too.

As you can see in the video below, it was absolute chaos. It even hurt us a little bit watching it. 

They should take these things to Bathurst !!!!

Stadium Super Trucks - Race 1 Highlights

Stadium Super Trucks...Insane. #V8SC

Posted by V8 Supercars on Thursday, 3 December 2015

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Posted: 10 October, 2015

Bathurst Rocked By Another Massive Crash

Huge crash on Conrod Straight.

Driver Damien Flack suffered a massive crash during an Aussie Racing Cars event at Bathurst.

Flack was driving along Conrod Straight when his car was clipped by another vehicle.

The car went spinning through the air, tearing panels and doors off the body.

 

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Tags: Bathurst, v8s

Posted: 9 October, 2015

Bathurst Champ Chaz Mostert Crashes During Qualifying

Last years champ involved in a big crash on the top of the mountain.

Qualifying RED FLAG - Chaz Mostert involved in a monster qualifying crash. He is talking with medical staff and on the way to the medical centre. #Bathurst1000

Posted by V8 Supercars on Thursday, October 8, 2015


Last year's Bathurst champ, Chaz Mostert has been involved in a massive crash during qualifying.

While going through his paces, Mostert has clipped a wall at the top of Mount Panorama arond 'Skyline' and then went into a wall completely destroying one side of his Pepsi Max Falcon FG X.

Reports have come out that the ambulance and medics have come out and that Mostert was taken away on a strecher, however, it is believed that his aren't life threatening.

The V8 Supercars website is reporting that Mostert has a "suspected broken leg", if that's true his Bathurst campaign is certainly over.

This follows the action of the day as Jamie Whincup set a Bathurst lap time record today with a historic 2min 04.909 around the mountain.

More updates as they come through.


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Tags: Chaz Mostert, V8 Supercars, Bathurst 1000

Posted: 13 April, 2015

Hamilton, Rosberg Argue Post-Race!

Mercedes teammates involved in a war of words post-Chinese Grand Prix

(Watch from the 40-second mark Video: Sky Sports) 

Lewis Hamilton roared to victory at the Chinese Grand Prix but sparked a furious blast from Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg as their long-running feud reignited on Sunday.  Watch the full video above from the 40-second mark.

The Briton made it two wins out of three races this year after the cars came home behind the safety car, with Rosberg second and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel finishing in third. 

Rosberg, who reacted petulantly to his near-miss in qualifying by snapping at mechanics, at one point demanded over the radio that Hamilton speed up as Vettel closed in behind him. 

"I wasn't controlling his race, I was controlling my own race," shrugged Hamilton, when asked about orders to pick up his pace. "I had no real threat from Nico through the whole race." 

An infuriated Rosberg shot back: "It's interesting to hear from you, Lewis, that you were just thinking about yourself. 

"Driving slower than was really necessary at the beginning of stints opened up the opportunity for Sebastian to try to jump me," added the German, still hopping mad. 

"It compromised my race." 

World champion Hamilton extended his record number of wins in China to four, but victory was overshadowed by his latest spat with Rosberg. 

"It's not my job to look after Nico's race," insisted Hamilton, when offered the chance to respond to Rosberg's accusation. 

"My job is to manage the car and bring the car home as healthy and as fast as possible. And that's what I did." 

The pair's rivalry boiled over last year when Rosberg drove into Hamilton in Belgium, and Mercedes will be anxious to avoid any further bad blood spilling over to next weekend's Bahrain race. 

Vettel, who stunned dominant Mercedes to win in tropical Malaysia two weeks ago, failed to produce another upset as the Silver Arrows resumed normal service, but he held off teammate Kimi Raikkonen to finish on the podium. 

Hamilton was cruising almost five seconds ahead of Rosberg until Max Verstappen's Torro Rosso stopped on the pit straight two laps from the end, bringing out the safety car. 

"The safety car at the end wasn't helpful for anyone because it's an anti-climax," said Hamilton, whose only trouble of a near-flawless weekend was an overheating cockpit. 

"Ultimately it was a much smoother weekend than the last race." 

Starting from pole, Hamilton darted aggressively into turn one and immediately began to take control. 

Twenty laps in, Rosberg tetchily told his team: "Tell Lewis to speed up." 

Hamilton, who had been protecting his tyres, obliged and quickly established a comfortable gap over Rosberg that would prove impossible to close. 

"We tried everything we could today," said Vettel. "We were able to put some pressure on them, especially in the beginning of the race. Towards the end they were just too quick." 

Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas finished fifth and sixth respectively, with Romain Grosjean's Lotus seventh and Sauber's Felipe Nasr eighth. 

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Marcus Ericsson in the other Sauber rounded out the top 10. 

McLaren's Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso both finished a race together for the first time this year but have yet to win a point in 2015. 

Alonso finished 12th but Button was given a five-second penalty for colliding with Lotus's Pastor Maldonado, demoting him from 13th to 14th.

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Tags: Motorsport, Formula 1, F1

Posted: 6 March, 2015

The 8 People You’ll Meet At The Australian Grand Prix

Who'll you see at Albert Park on the greatest weekend of the year.

Who'll you see at Albert Park on the greatest weekend of the year.... 

#8 The People Who Don’t Wear Earplugs

When too much noise is nowhere near enough. These people love the bellowing roar of the engine, the ear piercing gear shifts and the squeal of tyres.




#7 People Who Wear Earplugs

Unlike their non-earplug wearing counterparts, they are happy to enjoy the race without a constant aural assault!



#6 The Bitter South Australian

You would think that after two decades they’d get over it, but Melbourne nicking the Grand Prix from Adelaide is still a sore point for many South Aussies.

#5 The Bloke Who Had Half A Beard

We have no idea who this guy is or why is is sporting half a beard. But he was at Albert Park last year for the Australian Grand Prix.

We reckon he'll return!

 

#4 The Bloke Who’s Only There To Check Out The Grid Girls

These blokes couldn’t tell you the difference between a radiator and a rear axle. Come on fellas. You aren’t fooling anyone.



#3 The Small European Bloke With The Really Tall Girlfriend

We are definitely NOT talking about Bernie Ecclestone.

#2 The Autograph Hunters

This group are in danger of being over taken by the Selfie takers.



#1 The Overzealous Ferrari Supporter

Wearing WAY too much red and a flag cape. Still hanging onto the Schumacher glory days but can you blame them?

 

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Tags: Australian Grand Prix, Grand Prix 2015

Posted: 28 February, 2015

Mark Webber Questions The Cause Of Alonso’s McLaren F1 Test Crash

Mark Webber on the Dead Set Legends with Mark Howard and Wayne Carey

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Aussie Formula 1 Legend Mark Webber has spoken about his good mate Fernando Alonso’s heavy crash at McLaren F1 testing.

33-year-old Alonso spent 3-days in hospital last week after suffering severe concussion.

Speaking with the Dead Set Legends on Triple M Melbourne, Webber questioned if gusting winds were to blame for the crash.

"It’s a bit strange, why he left the road. But he’s a world class guy, he’s got reflexes like a cat. If anyone can catch a car in the wind (he can)."

“McLaren said he lost the car cos of the wind, I’m like 'Not sure about that'."

"I’ve been texting him (Alonso), he says he is 100%. He’s good now."

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Speaking in a video on his Youtube Channel, Alonso has thanked fans for their support and hopes to be back on the track soon.

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Tags: Dead Set Legend, Mark Howard, Wayne Carey, Mark Webber

Posted: 8 December, 2014

Off-Track Incident Results In Biff

Best carnage of the day… Then it resulted in a little alley way biff

What you didn't see at the V8 Supercars over the weekend.

"Best carnage of the day… Then it resulted in a little alley way biff," read the Instagram account of the bloke who captured the incident on video. Watch the video below.

As you can see in the video below, the Holden car driven by Brett Stewart rams his rival's car Josh Kean after they returned from Race 2.

The "off-track" incident happened after the Dunlop Series season finale at Sydney Olympic Park.

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John Kean’s Commodore following the off-track incident Photo: Phil Walmsley

It's believed the driver got out of his car and allegedly punched an official in the face "while another was pushed to the ground in the nasty scuffle", reported Speedcafe.com.

It was reported two people received medical attention following the alleged assault.

V8 Supercars spokesperson Jason Bargwanna said they were investigating the incident.

“There was an altercation between two competitors and there were officials involved,” Bargwanna told Speedcafe.com.

“There is not much more than we can say at this stage.

“I know there were two people taken to the medical centre but I don’t know the extent of their injuries.”

Post-Race Incident

"Best carnage of the day... Then it resulted in a little alley way biff #v8sc #v8supercars #nrma500 #dunlopseries #v8supercarsdc" Video: teeeeww Instagram

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Tags: V8 Supercars