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  • #229887

    Jawscvmcdia

    Unfortunately this year marks the 24th year since Ayrton Senna, who is commonly regarded as one of the greatest ever racing drivers, tragically died during a race in Italy on the 1 May 1994. Here’s a video of arguably one of his greatest ever drives during the 1993 European Grand Prix:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GOEorrE4mY

    PDVD_000<br />gif upload<br />

    #229901

    Plastic Percy

    and?

    #229903

    Dave

    Every year marks the anniversary of everything that has ever happened in previous years.

    #229904

    bloodteller

    what’s the significance of 24

    #229906

    Warbodog

    Today is the anniversary of 1944. People did different things then, and lived different lives.

    #229907

    Ben Saunders

    I can’t think of anything particularly interesting that was happening in 1944, can you?

    #229909

    RamesesNiblickTheThird

    fuck off you cunts senna is a legend

    go and have a wank over anthony mcpartlin

    i’ll be around later to check

    #229910

    bloodteller

    wasn’t there a film about senna?

    #229931

    Jawscvmcdia

    Do you think Senna ever watched Red Dwarf, and if so, what did he think of it?

    #229932

    Dave

    This has gone beyond just being strange and into very poor taste now.

    #229933

    Taiwan Tony

    Did Red Dwarf have a series repeat in 94?
    Red Dwarf and the death of Senna are very closely, though obscurely, linked in my head, too.

    #229976

    Darrell

    the actual fuck is happening

    #229978

    RamesesNiblickTheThird

    “Did Red Dwarf have a series repeat in 94?”

    It did and I remember watching it and thinking it looked really old even in 1994. It felt like a different show I recall.

    #229983

    Jawscvmcdia

    >wasn’t there a film about senna?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senna_(film)

    #229984

    Jawscvmcdia

    I quickly looked on the BBC Genome and the last episode shown before Senna’s death was Marooned on the 15/4/94 and the first episode shown after his death was Polymorph on the 6/5/94.

    #229985

    Warbodog

    Does anyone remember Fiendish Feet yoghurts?


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    Would you eat a Red Dwarf yoghurt and which one would taste best, do you think?

    #229986

    bloodteller

    smeg flavour

    #229987

    Ben Paddon

    What the actual shitting fuck is happening to this forum?

    #229988

    Ben Saunders

    Do you think Lewis Hamilton likes Red Dwarf

    #229989

    RamesesNiblickTheThird

    “Do you think Lewis Hamilton likes Red Dwarf”

    Good question which is why I am making a giant sign for the Brands Hatch GP this Summer.

    It reads…..

    > Lewis? Do you like Red Dwarf? One toot for ‘No’ and no toot for ‘Yes’ <

    Hopefully this clears this up once and for all.

    #229990

    RamesesNiblickTheThird

    “What the actual shitting fuck is happening to this forum?”

    Do not type in ‘shitting fuck’ into google images. I repeat. Do not…..

    *I’m going to be sick.

    #229991

    bloodteller

    sickbags on standby

    #229992

    Warbodog

    >What the actual shitting fuck is happening to this forum?

    I just got the most appropriate banner for this thread:

    #229995

    Ben Saunders

    Is that a real G&T banner? I’ve never seen that one

    #230001

    Jawscvmcdia

    >Is that a real G&T banner? I’ve never seen that one

    It is, but I’ve only ever seen it once or twice. It rarely appears.

    #230002

    Pete Part Three

    [Shakes head and walks out]

    #231006

    Jawscvmcdia

    RIP Senna who died 24 years ago today.

    #231073

    RamesesNiblickTheThird

    does anyone remember the shocking senna and freddie mercury joke used to be told at school in the 90s? i’m a fan of both especially freddie so i won’t repeat it here.

    #231079

    Dave

    Thanks for definitely not bringing it up.

    #231096

    Plastic Percy

    I agree, good thing you didn’t mention that joke about helmets and skidmarks and how they’re a homophobic metaphor for the contraction of HIV/dying in a road accident.

    #231109

    Warbodog

    I nominate this thread for the burning bin.

    #231110

    Ben Saunders

    I’ve honestly never heard that joke, don’t think I want to

    #231114

    Taiwan Tony

    Typical schooldays tomfoolery. It’s strange, isn’t it, that “sick humour” used to be a staple of the British break time. Is there something indicative of a failing educational system where, the moment you let them out of their classes, you get a playground full of tiny Bernard Mannings – all telling the same off-colour jokes to one another.
    Or is it because all children are cunts?

    #231115

    Dave

    It’s just banter Martin, harmless banter.

    #231116

    Warbodog

    Saying it in a high voice doesn’t make it any more true.

    #231134

    Ben Saunders

    Children are cunts. Don’t you remember being a children? You were horrible too, I bet.

    #231138

    Taiwan Tony

    Actually I was very nice. Like Walter the Softy without the victimisation. I didn’t tell those types of sick jokes. I preferred making up my own.
    Oh.

    #231140

    Jawscvmcdia

    If anybody knows anything about Formula One, they will know that the race in which Ayrton died in was pretty much cursed from start to finish. Roland Ratzenberger, an Austrian driver, had died the day before in qualifying. And before that there was a very serious accident involving fellow Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello (thankfully he survived). Add in the fact that there were various other smaller accidents (there was a start line crash in which some spectators got injured, and towards the end a wheel in the pit lane landed on some mechanics), it is very much a black mark in F1 history.

    In commemoration of Senna’s death, I have produced a video paying tribute to him:

    https://youtu.be/YEOzmbOiGOI

    #231144

    bloodteller

    Children are cunts. Don’t you remember being a children? You were horrible too, I bet.

    i don’t think i was a horrible child, i was just an annoying prick.

    #231145

    Ben Saunders

    I was a horrible child and then I became an annoying prick

    #231146

    Hamish

    I was born forty. And an annoying prick

    #231366

    Seb Patrick

    If anybody knows anything about Formula One, they will know that the race in which Ayrton died in was pretty much cursed from start to finish.

    It wasn’t “cursed” though, it was the culmination of several factors including the removal of electronic driver aids (making cars harder to drive) and an emphasis at the time on vastly increased cornering speed without making comparable advancements in cockpit safety (because, with a couple of decades since the last fatality, it wasn’t seen as a necessary priority). It’s true that an ominous air hung over that weekend from the moment Barrichello had his crash, and that there were some unfortunate coincidences (not to mention little moments that add to the legend such as Senna’s conversation with Sid Watkins and the Austrian flag he had in the cockpit); but equally, there were other bad accidents in 1994 as well and it just so happened that several of them happened at once at Imola. That doesn’t mean it was “cursed”, just that that’s the moment everything came to a head.

    As for your video, I’m not entirely certain why footage of the accident itself and its grisly televised aftermath is much of a “tribute”, but maybe that’s just me.

    #231381

    Jawscvmcdia

    Seb, whilst I do not disagree with your points regarding the removal of driver aids, the last F1 related fatality had been Elio de Angelis in 1986 during private testing. I appreciate that this wasn’t during a race weekend, but even then a racing fatality had happened only four years prior in 1982, not “two decades” as you suggest. Yes, I agree there were other accidents in 1994, including a crash at the Monaco GP involving Karl Wendlinger, and another involving Andrea Montermini, but let’s not suggest that there hadn’t been serious crashes prior to the banning of electronic aids at the start of the ’94 season. Patrese’s crash in 1992 at the Portuguese GP is a good example of this.

    The Imola track had arguably not been maintained as well as it should have been in the years leading up to 1994. Senna and the other drivers had all expressed concern about the track, particularly the corner in which he perished on, but sadly they were unable to do anything about it at the time due to a river being located close behind. It is noticeable on the on-board footage of Senna’s final lap that there are several bumps leading up to Tamburello, and, if you believe this to be the case, it is likely his steering column, which had been quickly “fixed” prior to the race starting so that Senna could have a better position, snapped on one of these bumps. The extremely low ride heights, and the fact that the drivers had just come from a new track in Japan that more or less had a billiard ball surface, did not help matters either.

    Also, regarding the tribute video, I have decided to remove it following your comments.

    #231382

    Jawscvmcdia

    Also, for those interested, here are some videos of the accidents that I have made reference to in my earlier comment:

    Andrea Montermini crash 1994 Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xumw9c5j-3A

    Karl Wendlinger crash 1994 Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6MAzJLMNaM

    San Marino Grand Prix 1994 – Pit-Lane Incident:

    https://youtu.be/LvxMtYyNZ6Q

    Ratzenberger Crash:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZgwudzgZDs

    Imola 1994 Barrichello accident:

    https://youtu.be/kUu-kzASG4k

    Patrese’s Big Crash at Estoril – 1992 Portuguese Grand Prix:

    https://youtu.be/pMoi1sDgN0Y

    #231387

    Plastic Percy

    Goody, snuff videos.

    Can we get back to the topic at hand, please. I really want to know what people think of Red Dwarf VIII.

    #231391

    Ben Saunders

    Red Dwarf VIII was a car crash, but in retrospect one not quite as bad as those jwxcsvsedmedia posted.

    #231396

    Ben Paddon
    #231399

    Ben Saunders

    Apologies if my last comment was in bad taste, i considered not posting it but then thought it would take more than that to bring down this thread

    #231496

    Ridley

    Jawscvmcdia qualifies for G&T’s Grand Prix.

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