When team mates collide
- 16th May 2016, 17:09 at 5:09 pm #320061
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s unfortunate mishap on lap one yesterday wasn’t the first time two team mates have taken each other out and it won’t be the last.
But it got me wondering just how commonplace this sort of thing is and how many examples of it we can find. Here’s the first one which sprang to my mind: Timo Glock and Andreas Zuber tangling on the front row of the grid at Magny-Cours in 2007:16th May 2016, 18:43 at 6:43 pm #320062GirtsParticipant
When we were young, hehehe… A collision between Prost team mates Jean Alesi and Nick Heidfeld from 2000:16th May 2016, 19:02 at 7:02 pm #320063JamieFranklinF1Participant
In more recent times, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton Canada 2011 comes to mind, as well as Vettel and Webber in Turkey 201016th May 2016, 21:40 at 9:40 pm #320071PorscheF1Participant
Nasr and Ericcson in Bahrein this season? Grosjean and GUT in Spain too. Palmer and Magnussen in Spain too.16th May 2016, 23:40 at 11:40 pm #320076JackySteegParticipant
The only thing that could make taking out your own teammate worse is when that teammate also happens to be your boss.16th May 2016, 23:52 at 11:52 pm #320077HUHHIIParticipant
Montoya and R.Schumacher (USA 2002, Europe 2004), Montoya and Räikkönen (USA 2006), Coulthard and Häkkinen (Austria 1999)17th May 2016, 8:11 at 8:11 am #320078sam3110Participant
Didn’t one force India take out the other in Korea a few years ago?17th May 2016, 9:10 at 9:10 am #320083
I was thinking we need a points system for these to assess which was worst: 0 points if both drivers keep going, 1 if one driver retires, 2 if both retire.
In which case this was nearly a three-pointer:17th May 2016, 12:30 at 12:30 pm #320225Craig WoollardParticipant
Here’s a fairly recent one:
Two Chip Ganassi cars coming into contact as Charlie Kimball (cyan-coloured car) shoves team leader and championship contender Scott Dixon (red car) off into retirement.17th May 2016, 19:12 at 7:12 pm #320260WheelToWheelParticipant
Chilton and bianchi in Canada 2014, (I believe that’s three marks)17th May 2016, 22:37 at 10:37 pm #320262paulgilbParticipant
Mark Webber and Christian Klien in Brazil 2004 (the last race for Jaguar under that name). Webber (who caused the crash) was eliminated, Klien had to pit but was able to continue.19th May 2016, 10:38 at 10:38 am #320373
Fittipaldi – Martini in Monza 1993 remains one of the most epic; last lap and both managed to cross the finish line !!19th May 2016, 10:44 at 10:44 am #320374
Hakkinen – Coulthard in Austria 1999 (sorry for the low quality vid)19th May 2016, 13:28 at 1:28 pm #320380
does this count? Monza, 1995: Gerhard Berger (Ferrari) has his suspension smashed by his team-mate Jean Alesi’s onboard camera (they were 1st and 2nd). Alesi later retired as well.20th May 2016, 17:04 at 5:04 pm #320424
Another favourite: Toyota craziness from the BTCC at Silverstone in 1993, with superb Murray Walker commentary:
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