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Old 11th April 2009, 10:54   #1
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Default F1 Crash In Dubai

Bin sulayem crashes the F1 on dubai autodrome ,happ right in front of my eyes
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Old 11th April 2009, 12:07   #2
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Goes to show why formula1 drivers are paid millions of dollars to drive these cars.

What the hell was he thinking? It's a straight line, how could he crash? Must have got overwhelmed with the power of F1 engine.
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Looks like something gave way in the rear of the car. Or maybe he couldn't handle the torque. The latter seems a little unlikely though. One of the weirdest crashes I have seen, on a perfect straight.

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Damn thats one Bad Crash Especially on a straight line.. Hmm Looks like some mechanical fault unless the driver was trying to remodel the car of course .

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It must have been a suspension failure which is common on a straight line,
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Thats a nasty crash. Thank goodness for the safety on today's F1 cars. I agree with hillram. Seems like suspension failure. Something just sudenly broke on that car.
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It must have been a suspension failure which is common on a straight line,
Could you explain please? How will a suspension fail on a straight line.. is there something that will cause it?
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God. . thats weird. How could this happen? was the driver a newbie to F1 Car? May be he lost steering control of the car.
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He is a rally car driver and a champion at that. Maybe he wanted to turn a bit to the middle and ended up turning the steering too much! Old habits die hard.
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He is a rally car driver and a champion at that. Maybe he wanted to turn a bit to the middle and ended up turning the steering too much! Old habits die hard.
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Could you explain please? How will a suspension fail on a straight line.. is there something that will cause it?
There could other reasons too, but here is my explanation.

Even in a straight line(for the matter of fact in standing), there will be stress induced in the suspension. Also I would like to mention it to you that the track would not be a perfect flat and at the speeds of F1 car, even a small undulation will be magnified and if you can see, the suspension system will be taking shocks. And the laws of physics say, the smaller the duration of Force, greater the Impact.

Oh! by the way, the job of the suspension system is to absorb those kind of impacts. The failure in a part may be due to a small crack in the material which might have missed during QA. or there must some damage to the track which was not detected but detected by the suspension and the impact could be greater than the load it was designed for.

PS: Though, not my personal experience, an experienced person in car design once mentioned that the factor of safety in passenger cars is normally around 2.0 to 2.5 while for the racing cars its around 1.5 to 1.75.

PPS: I hope I could give you an idea, how the suspension might have failed.

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Is this not the same Sulayem who was middle east rally champion?How could it happen to him?
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Yes he is The BIN SULAYEM middleeast rally champion ,i was there when it happ .
the first thing we noticed he was not on slicks they gave him all weather tires which was stupid, i race on Dubai track and trust me you never have grip on that track period
even on the straight there is always sand, so what we saw was as the revs kicked in the rear wheels lost traction and the car swayed to the right into the wall missing his own GT40 which was driven by Romain Grosjean Renualt's test driver!
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According to reports from the ground, the Renault was spinning its tires down the straight when it finally regained traction, causing an uneven transfer of grip and pulling the car to the right narrowly avoiding the Ford before it crashed into the pit wall.

VIDEO: Ben Sulayem crashes Renault F1 car while racing Ford GT in Dubai
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Yes, it is the same Mohd. Bin Sulayem, the multiple times UAE rally champion!
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bin sulayem is no stranger to formula 1 cars, he has a history of testing them,
he has a beautiful collection of vintage cars, thats how i was associated with him cause he needed us to do a paint job for him in dubai
the guy is an awesome driver, what a little birdie told me was that he requested not to opt for the slicks cause he wanted to slide the car around
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