History Funny / FormulaOne

30th Mar '16 12:21:01 PM sniperfox29
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* During the 1982 German Grand Prix, lead driver Nelson Piquet Sr. (driving a BMW-powered Williams) was coming up to lap a rookie pay-driver named Eliseo Salazar when the two collided, taking them both out of the race. Piquet's response? He starts to ''punch and kick Salazar'' (who's still wearing his helmet) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG6ZGWA_xiA in full view of the TV cameras!]] It gets even better than that: a few months later Piquet phoned Salazar to apologize...and explained that when they examined his car's BMW engine after the race, they'd found it was about to break down, so by crashing into him, Salazar had actually saved BMW the embarrassment of having one of their units fail at their home Grand Prix.

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* During the 1982 German Grand Prix, lead driver Nelson Piquet Sr. (driving a BMW-powered Williams) Brabham) was coming up to lap a rookie pay-driver named Eliseo Salazar when the two collided, taking them both out of the race. Piquet's response? He starts to ''punch and kick Salazar'' (who's still wearing his helmet) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG6ZGWA_xiA in full view of the TV cameras!]] It gets even better than that: a few months later Piquet phoned Salazar to apologize...and explained that when they examined his car's BMW engine after the race, they'd found it was about to break down, so by crashing into him, Salazar had actually saved BMW the embarrassment of having one of their units fail at their home Grand Prix.
17th Mar '16 12:06:16 PM MrXilla
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* Defunct PPV channel F1 Digital Plus put together a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztYrScwXDMM gag reel]], mostly consisting of the presenters goofing off and interviews gone awry. However there are a few funny moments featuring the drivers, most notably Michael Schumacher forgetting to take his winners trophy with him as he leaves the podium in Spain - David Coulthard notices the error and jumps onto the top step of the podium, holding it aloft!
17th Mar '16 11:59:10 AM MrXilla
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* Ben Edwards was commentating on the first practice session for the 2015 Canadian Grand Prix when he blurted [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F988dI3_r2Q this]] out. Goodness knows why...
13th Mar '16 6:22:55 PM MrXilla
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* After winning the 1987 Austrian Grand Prix, Nigel Mansell's car ran out of fuel and he was taken back the pits on the back of a truck. As Nigel stood up to wave to fans in the grandstand, he failed to notice a low girder ahead and took a hefty whack to the head. That's funny enough, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1A0eXlcRn0 what happened when Murray Walker interviewed Nigel afterwards is now legendary]].



* 1995 in Adelaide, David Coulthard retires... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmFYI0eMAu8 by crashing into the pit lane wall while entering the pits!]]

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* 1995 in Adelaide, David Coulthard retires... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmFYI0eMAu8 by crashing into the pit lane wall while entering the pits!]]pits!]] He was leading the race comfortably at the time!
** Also at Adelaide that year, Frentzen is blocked by Blundell. Eventually he passes him with middle finger extended.
--> '''John Watson:''' Ho ho! A finger! Hurrah Heinz-Harald! That's the international sign for saying "thhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhank you"!
13th Mar '16 6:09:44 PM MrXilla
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* Whenever Gerhard Berger is interviewed on live TV, you can be sure that ''something'' is going to happen. For example, before an interview with Sky Sports at the 2014 Austrian GP, he was warned that he was going to be on pre-watershed live TV and therefor couldn't swear. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uoz_7FIWcmw Guess what happened next...]]
13th Mar '16 6:03:11 PM MrXilla
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* Interlagos 1998, Brundle interviews Berger on the grid, Schumacher pokes his head in, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KEaZW5YOVo said head is relieved of cap!]]
16th Feb '16 7:46:30 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix, almost ''every'' single driver that took the lead... [[RunningGag ended up]] [[EpicFail retiring from]] [[OverlyLongGag the race]]. Kinda funny, in a BlackComedy way.

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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBRm5iCqQBk the 1996 1996]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoI8DpXhmkQ Monaco Grand Prix, Prix]], almost ''every'' single driver that took the lead... [[RunningGag ended up]] [[EpicFail retiring from]] [[OverlyLongGag the race]]. Kinda funny, in a BlackComedy way.
8th Jan '16 5:28:17 AM RezaMaulana98
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* [=#PlacesAlonsoWouldRatherBe=] that popped up when Fernando Alonso' McLaren-Honda once again blew its engine in the qualifying for the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix. People photoshopped Alonso into several pictures, like this: https://twitter.com/MST_Formel1/status/665665750263296001

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* [=#PlacesAlonsoWouldRatherBe=] that popped up when Fernando Alonso' McLaren-Honda Alonso's [=McLaren=]-Honda once again blew its engine in the qualifying for the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix.Prix[[note]]In short, once his car blew up; he picked up a chair and sat there, relaxing in the sunshine, for the rest of the session[[/note]]. People photoshopped Alonso into several pictures, like this: https://twitter.com/MST_Formel1/status/665665750263296001
8th Jan '16 5:24:36 AM RezaMaulana98
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* #PlacesAlonsoWouldRatherBe that popped up when Fernando Alonso' McLaren-Honda once again blew its engine in the qualifying for the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix. People photoshopped Alonso into several pictures, like this: https://twitter.com/MST_Formel1/status/665665750263296001

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* #PlacesAlonsoWouldRatherBe [=#PlacesAlonsoWouldRatherBe=] that popped up when Fernando Alonso' McLaren-Honda once again blew its engine in the qualifying for the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix. People photoshopped Alonso into several pictures, like this: https://twitter.com/MST_Formel1/status/665665750263296001
11th Dec '15 2:54:59 PM MadCormorant
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** One commenter snuck in a reference to the previous Ferrari team order controversy ("This is ridiculous") with this: "This is madness! This is ridiculous!"

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-->''Oh, I've chosen my words carefully, Spaniard!''
** One commenter snuck in a reference to the previous Ferrari team order controversy ("This (Alonso saying "This is ridiculous") ridiculous" over team radio) with this: "This is madness! This is ridiculous!"
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