This video has surfaced and is a gimps back to a dark weekend in Formula 1 as view by a spectator in the stands. At the time of the video they did not know the details of the events. That weekend we not only lost 2 drivers but other events injured crewmembers and spectators. Motorsport can be a cruel, but the sharp eye will find humanity.
If you advanced the video to 11:00 you will see Ferrari driver Gerhard Berger going down the pit lane looking for information. Berger was a true friend to Senna who had just crashed bringing out the red flag. It was not yet known that that crash took Senna’s life and Berger does what all friends do, look out for the wellbeing of those close to them.
Beyond the horsepower, speed and excitement of motorsport there is the flesh and blood of all those that make it happen and matter most of all.
Eau Rouge at Spa-Francorchamps is considered one of the great corners in motorsport due to it’s high speed, elevation change and corner combination. To be fast requires total commitment. This video shows the changes in the racing line and the evolution of the Formula One car from the wide beasts of the 1990s on slicks, through the grooved tire period to the current configuration.
For the record F1 types who have followed the series for longer then a few years know that Sebastian Vettel is not the true Baby-Faced Assassin. That title goes to Jacques Villeneuve who got that nick name back in the mid 1990s.
Learn your history folks and don’t recycle nicknames.
The only time a reuse is allowed is initials such as T.K. First time around was Tommy Kendall and second use for Tony Kanaan.
If you start searching the internet you will no doubt find a mix of songs about racing. Over the years I’ve found a few that seem to stick with me for good or bad. With the Monaco Grand Prix this coming weekend I think it’s time to get out your black t-shirts, drop into the world of Metal and pay tribute to the class of kings on highest level, Formula One.