Nasty crash for Conor Daly in GP3 at Monaco
- 26th May 2012, 16:33 at 4:33 pm #131459Keith CollantineKeymaster
Another big crash in Monaco today, this time for Conor Daly in the GP3 race:26th May 2012, 16:37 at 4:37 pm #202253
Not forgetting the Buller/Brundle/Powell crash at the start that resulted in Buller landing upside down.26th May 2012, 16:38 at 4:38 pm #202254Lin1876Participant
The GP2 pile-up was spectacular, but this was nasty. I’m sorry, continuing without a rear wing, even in GP3, is asking for trouble. You could see the queue behind him and an accident was inevitable. Very pleased to see Conor Daly is OK after that.26th May 2012, 16:40 at 4:40 pm #202255Ed MarquesParticipant
The driver has to be suspended. He moved several times. And no rear wing? Did he really think that he could mantain position??26th May 2012, 16:40 at 4:40 pm #202256Keith CollantineKeymaster
Fortunately Daly’s OK. He just Tweeted this:
Hey guys I’m ok. Just feel bad for ART guys. Car was mega and I was having so much fun. But cant help it when other people do stupid stuff.26th May 2012, 16:45 at 4:45 pm #202257Bradley DowntonParticipant
Suranovich was well out of order, fair play to him for not spinning into a wall though with no rear downforce26th May 2012, 16:57 at 4:57 pm #202258AnonymousInactive
Well whoever #7 was, that was really bad form of him to continue to race like that with no rear wing.
And whatever happened to these wheel teathers they made so much fuss about a few years back? Do they still use them? Because they clearly weren’t strong enough in this instance.26th May 2012, 17:10 at 5:10 pm #202259Andy ReddenParticipant
That is mental.26th May 2012, 19:14 at 7:14 pm #202260katederbyParticipant
Apparently black and orange flag was waved but went unseen by Will Buxton commentating and I assume anyone else.
Very lucky Conor Daly and the marshals on that part of the fencing.
Have to wonder if it would have stopped an F1 or even GP2 car?26th May 2012, 19:52 at 7:52 pm #202261
Will Buxton on twitter says that Dmitry Suranovich apparently ‘flipped off’ the chief steward after the race.26th May 2012, 19:57 at 7:57 pm #202262Lin1876Participant
@robk23 I find that hard to believe, but anything’s possible. Apparently Will Buxton has it on good authority though. If true we’ll certainly hear about it before too long.
Pretty thick to drive around with no rear wing, even before he weaved on Daly coming out of the tunnel. I suspect that he would’ve faced a heavy grid penalty or even a race ban if he ignored a black and orange flag. Flipping off the stewards, not smart.26th May 2012, 19:58 at 7:58 pm #202263Fer no.65Participant
WOW that’s horrible!!!
So close to going over the fence and catching those marshalls.
How stupid from the guy in the damaged car to continue flat out defending like that with no rear wing. People should be careful when driving such a damaged car, specially at a place like Monaco. I guess going round the tunnel with no rear wing must be incredibly hard and dangerous…26th May 2012, 20:28 at 8:28 pm #202264
Suranovich has been excluded from the second Monaco race results.26th May 2012, 22:09 at 10:09 pm #202265paulgilbParticipant
Spookily, Conor Daly’s father Derek Daly drove a couple of laps of Monaco without a rear wing towards the end of the 1982 F1 race, when he was one of 5 drivers in with a chance of victory in the closing laps (he was not punished due to the different attitudes towards safety in those days).26th May 2012, 22:29 at 10:29 pm #202266Prisoner MonkeysParticipant
Hmmm. Suranovich’s idiocy was worse than Maldonado’s. However, I don’t see a chorus demanding that Suranovich be banned from the sport for it.
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