Maria del Villota have reappeared after her terrible accident back in July 3rd.
She have told the press that because of the lost of her right eye her life have changed dramatically. Maria said that she remember everything about the accident and also talked about her reaction when the doctor told her she would lost her eye. At first she was very disappointed because that will meant losing any opportunity to keep driving for the Marussia F1 team but, Maria have had some reflection time and realized that she saved her life and have many reasons why to be grateful.
And indeed Maria has to be very grateful because the next image is from a 3D model of her skull with the damages that the collision caused her, you can see how the side of her right eye was smashed even though she was wearing her helmet. As I’ve said in a past post about the dangers of open wheelers, this is a risk that unfortunately these drivers have to take while the FIA come up with a solution for this mayor threat.
Because in motoracing a big part of your success depends on many factors that are out of your control, luck is a key element if you are a racing driver. In this case the driver in the video obviously had not luck at all.
Unfortunately for Taki Inoue luck seems to turn its back on his career as a racing driver.He was one of those drivers who are know because they’ve set the worst records in the sport.
He have a record that will be difficult to match or pass by any other driver, even if they wanted to do so. Taki was hit by the safety car twice in different races; the first time was in Monaco in 1995 and the second time, three months later at Hungary. It is very weird seeing a safety car colliding with a racing car, marshall or driver due to the training and expertise of the man behind the steering wheel, but in this case Taki’s lack of luck made this unusual record possible.
Taki Inoue is actually very active in twitter so here is his twitter profile, check it out and follow him. He have great sense of humor and twits about actual formula one, always trying to look it from the funny side.
Pastor Maldonado is currently driving his 2nd season in Formula One, his driving style have carried him to where hi is, although many also consider that he is one of those driver who have bough his way in to the maximum category. Unfortunately for Pastor he is not proving them wrong, so far he have accomplished 1 race win but on the other hand he have lost many valuable points due to his aggressive style.
If you compare his stats with Sergio Perez’ a driver who have the same time as him in the maximum category, you will find that the Mexican lead Pastor by a comfortable margin of 36 points, and they not only have the same time but drive for two teams that have shown similar pace through the year.
Pastor is missing a cold head in situations of very high concentration, in formula 1 if you don’t have that you will find it much harder to accomplish great results.
Here is a video of the Valencia race this year where he had the chance to finish 2nd but instead he crashed with Hamilton in a silly way. I am not judging if it was his fault or Hamilton’s, what I want to point out is the fact that it will be a complete different story if he will have waited to make the move ahead.
Here is a another video where he was hunting down Alonso on the Australian GP for fifth position but he then put a rear tyre in the grass and it was game over.
And to end it up an incredible video of another Pastor Maldonado crash, this time it was in the World Series by Renault.
Although Button and Vettel did a great race, the best news from this event was that Fernando Alonso scaped without serious injuries due to a crash in the first corner. First Grosjean collided with Lewis Hamilton who then collected Alonso and Sergio Perez. Hear the sound of the impact in second 11. Alonso was very lucky to escape without a serious injury from this collition.
Yesterday we woke up with the news from London about an accident involving Marussia test driver Maria de Villota colliding her F1 car with a lorry. The first tweets and news I read were not that good and we all started to think the worst. Hopefully as the day progressed news started to changed and team and family members told the press that Maria was conscious and talking. Read more