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Old 10.06.2017, 19:00
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Let's hope so, he's up used a few lives already.
That he has, the dragster crash almost did it a while back.
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Old 10.06.2017, 19:03
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That he has, the dragster crash almost did it a while back.
20 min is reporting that he was conscious and responding through the whole thing, so that's a good sign.
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Old 10.06.2017, 20:01
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20 min is reporting that he was conscious and responding through the whole thing, so that's a good sign.
Sounding fairly positive on the ITV news too..

http://www.itv.com/news/2017-06-10/r...he-grand-tour/
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Re: Accident by The grand tour

Fractured knee seems to be it. Lucky, looking at the pics here.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40234865
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Lucky there were no children playing in that field at the time (play equipment visible in the photo).

When will these grown ups stop acting like 14 year olds?
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Old 10.06.2017, 22:01
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When will these grown ups stop acting like 14 year olds?
Probably never (or at least until they have one crash too many), since that's the entire basis of the show...
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Re: Accident by The grand tour

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Lucky there were no children playing in that field at the time (play equipment visible in the photo).

When will these grown ups stop acting like 14 year olds?
It was an organised hill-race event wasn't it? Or were you talking about racers in general?
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It was an organised hill-race event wasn't it? Or were you talking about racers in general?
No idea. I just think the three of them are total dicks and their stupid games may well cost an innocent bystander their life one day.
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https://www.facebook.com/DLATUK/vide...type=3&theater

Some video.
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Re: Accident by The grand tour

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Lucky there were no children playing in that field at the time (play equipment visible in the photo).

When will these grown ups stop acting like 14 year olds?
Lucky there were no clowns playing on the English forum, could have been tradgic
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Old 11.06.2017, 11:27
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It was an organised hill-race event.
Yes, so closed road and no children playing.

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Old 11.06.2017, 11:29
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Re: Accident by The grand tour

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Luck has nothing to do with it, it was a planned and legal event.

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Luck has nothing to do with it, it was a planned and legal event.

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Doesn't change the fact that the three of them are dangerous dickheads.
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Doesn't change the fact that the three of them are dangerous dickheads.
Two of them. Captain Slow is hardly dangerous.
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Old 11.06.2017, 12:36
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Two of them. Captain Slow is hardly dangerous.
And, of course, not even so slow, since he took a Veyron up to 259 mph (417 km/h).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSFX9vrwJf8
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Old 11.06.2017, 12:44
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And, of course, not even so slow, since he took a Veyron up to 259 mph.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't that on a dead flat track with little crown, and no dust or gravel, and if there were corners they were wide sweeping ones? Compare that to the 3 dimensional, uneven, probably dusty, hairpin on a paved cow path where the Hamster lost it and took the Newtonian turnoff before the apex. May may be less flashy than the other two, but the man does seem to know his physics.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't that on a dead flat track with little crown, and no dust or gravel, and if there were corners they were wide sweeping ones? Compare that to the 3 dimensional, uneven, probably dusty, hairpin on a paved cow path where the Hamster lost it and took the Newtonian turnoff before the apex. May may be less flashy than the other two, but the man does seem to know his physics.
You're not wrong, it was a high-speed test track. Still takes some cojones, though - that's a hell of a lot of kinetic energy. Hammond had anyway gone even faster when he had his crash in the jet car (he's got some serious cojones too).

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Old 11.06.2017, 14:03
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You're not wrong, it was a high-speed test track. Still takes some cojones, though - that's a hell of a lot of kinetic energy. Hammond had anyway gone even faster when he had his crash in the rocket car (he's got some serious cojones too).
In Hammond's case more a serious lack of brain cells.
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Old 11.06.2017, 14:10
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Yes, so closed road and no children playing.

Tom
Apart from those three, having a great time.
I see no reason to point the moral finger.

It's the bald, fat, old guys driving 50 in their Ferraris in Zurich, having to keep the foot on the clutch in order to make some noise at least that make me wonder ....

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You're not wrong, it was a high-speed test track. Still takes some cojones, though - that's a hell of a lot of kinetic energy. Hammond had anyway gone even faster when he had his crash in the rocket car (he's got some serious cojones too).
Cojones are one thing. Cojones and a team of engineers, and the optimal conditions, on a closed, "safe", track are even better.

Notice in the clip where the Hamster goes Newtonian that the only rubber marks are the ones that he left? That means one of two things: He was the first, so the road still had dust and gravel on it, or he wasn't the first but everyone else had walked the track and noted that they needed to be careful not to come into the corner too fast.

And if it was the second, then there would probably be marks in the braking zone before the corner, as well as just at, and past, the apex.

@ken: How hot would you take a road like that if you'd only walked it, and you were the first "Sweeper" in the line?
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