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F2 races op Silverstone zijn niet helemaal lekker gelopen voor Trident coureur Ferucci
Following today's FIA Formula 2 Championship Sprint Race, it was found that Trident's Santino Ferrucci was in breach of multiple regulations throughout the race.

Firstly, following his contact with Arjun Maini on the cooldown lap of the race, it was determined that Ferrucci deliberately drove into the rear of his teammate - breaching the Sporting Regulations. After the stewards had heard testimony from the team that this was a premeditated incident, Ferrucci was summoned to the hearing but declined to attend. As a consequence, the American driver has been suspended from the next two FIA Formula 2 Championship rounds - meaning he will not be permitted to participate in both Budapest and Spa-Francorchamps - and has also been given a fine of €60,000.

In another incident with his teammate, Ferrucci was found to have deliberately forced Maini off of the road at Turn 4 after the Indian driver proceeded to make a pass for position. Once again, Ferrucci declined to attend the hearing, and has been disqualified from the results of the Sprint Race.

Having also been observed transitioning from the support paddock to the race pitlane wearing just one glove and holding a phone in his hand by a Technical Delegate, Ferrucci also violated both the Technical and Sporting Regulations for incorrect driver safety equipment and the prohibition of wireless transmission devices within the car. For these transgressions, he has earned a further €6000 in fines.
team is er ook niet blij mee
From Trident

Trident intends to show their solidarity and support to @ArjunMaini_ and his family, for the unsportsmanlike and above all uncivilized behavior that he was forced to endure not only during this last weekend by Santino Ferrucci and father, who accompanied him. The contractual implications of what has happened will be dealt with by our lawyers. Never in these 12 years of sporting activity has anything even close to this ever occurred. We apologize for the show that we have regretfully offered.
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Je zou verwachten dat toch wel in het contract staan als je bewust je teamgenoot aan rijdt er consequenties zijn...

Is die Maini die wat een van de voorgaande races over de boordradio riep dat hij geen support krijgt?


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Je zou verwachten dat toch wel in het contract staan als je bewust je teamgenoot aan rijdt er consequenties zijn...

Is die Maini die wat een van de voorgaande races over de boordradio riep dat hij geen support krijgt?
Klopt, was na de race in Frankrijk


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Ferucci moeten ze permanent verbannen net zoals F1 deed met Yusi Ide.

Alleen Ide kon de wagen niet beheersen en Ferucci zijn sportiviteit niet.

Mensen opzettelijk van de baan rijden, bedreigen buiten de baan en vooral bij de hand lopen doen tegen je werkgever.... die hoort niet terug in de sport voorlopig.

Ferrari wijst hem een keer af en gelijk is heel zijn familie van het padje.


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Ander vraagje:

Ik las op gpupdate.nl dat de motoren van F2 verdeeld worden door een loting.

Gaat dat over gebruikte of alleen over nieuwe motoren?
Stuk over de crash van Monteiro vorig jaar. Die was veel zwaarder dan ik wist.
A world champion in waiting's tortuous path to recovery
Tiago Monteiro seemed destined to win the World Touring Car Championship last year, until a huge testing crash halted his charge. After early whispers of a swift racing return, he recounts his arduous (and incomplete) road to recovery

It's been almost a year since Tiago Monteiro suffered the testing accident that forced him to miss the end of the 2017 World Touring Car Championship season.

In the first few weeks following the crash there were noises from the ex-Formula 1 racer's camp that he was targeting a return at the next round or the one after that. But in reality, the man who led the championship by 12 points prior to the accident was facing a battle to live a normal life, never mind get back behind the steering wheel.

When the brakes failed in his Honda Civic as he attempted to decelerate from around 160mph for the first corner of Barcelona's Catalunya circuit, on his final run during a three-day test, the 11-time WTCC race winner was pitched into the barriers with huge force.

The impact left the 41-year-old with a series of serious injuries, including two broken vertebrae, blood clots on the brain, a badly twisted knee and a dislocated shoulder, and unable to eat and talk after his throat had become dislodged.

But while there was some initial concern about whether the clots would need operating on, the most serious of all his injuries occurred as the impact force effectively caused both of his eyes to pop out, stretching the nerves and making it impossible for him to see properly, never mind drive.

"It was really, really bad," Monteiro admits. "But we didn't want to scare people. Even though it was quite dark, there was still the possibility that everything could come back. A small probability, but still some chance. It was our decision not to comment on it.

"Now things are going well and we defied most of the prognosis, and all the doctors who were pessimistic are now very excited. They think I am a case study they want to work on to understand what I did and all the efforts that have been done, because the reality is that I was probably very lucky with the extent of my injuries and the way my body reacted.

"I had hope. I had that will and I had that strength. That's what saved me in a way"
Tiago Monteiro
"I had a headache for months and months and months. It was impossible to sleep because I couldn't stay in the same position for more than 15 minutes. The cartilage in both my ears was completely smashed, so I couldn't lay on my side. It was a nightmare! And as soon as I was lying down my head was pumping, pumping.

"But at the same time I was leading the championship - it was totally unrealistic, but deep inside of me I was hoping I could be back for the next race, or the next race. I mean, come on man! You're blind, you can't really walk and you think you're going to race!

"And that's what saved me in a way. I had that hope. I had that will and I had that strength. Because to take this was such a painful effort - physically and psychologically - that if I didn't have that will to come back race by race, even though everybody around me probably knew that I was never going to make it, they were helping me and pushing me towards that, and that gave me this goal and that helped me to make all this effort."

The rehabilitation has been long and complicated. After spending 10 days in intensive care in Spain, Monteiro was repatriated to Portugal, where he spent a further two weeks under those conditions. A further two weeks in hospital followed before he was sent home to continue his recovery.

"If I didn't cover one eye, I was throwing up like I was drunk, then I'd try to move but I couldn't, although to be standing up after five weeks was great. If I tried to bend down I could barely move a couple of centimetres. So after two weeks at home doing nothing - I couldn't read, watching TV would hurt - it was really boring and really hard, and I just wanted to get on with it."

Through its long motorbike racing history, Honda has lots of experience in dealing with recuperating athletes and the specialist medical care they require, while the racing community rallied around Monteiro by making introductions to pioneering doctors across the world.

As well as speech therapy, physiotherapy and osteopathy, there was a host of treatments required to aide and encourage his eyes back to something approaching normality.

"The prognosis I had was really bad because I had it on both sides, so your brain forgets what is normal. Even if it's not severe, and it's just stretched, there is a possibility that the nerve comes back, but many times it doesn't because your brain doesn't remember what it is to see clearly."

He did 60 hours in a hyperbaric chamber at minus two bars of pressure, to help to regenerate the cells. He underwent ozone-therapy, where the blood is taken out, mixed in a machine with ozone and then put it back. Again, this helps the cells to regenerate much faster. He went to San Diego to see a doctor who put him on a drip eight hours a day that was a mix of amino acids and vitamins. And he has had the powerful anti-inflamatory Etanercept injected into his brain. This a pioneering process that a doctor in Florida has been using to help stroke victims recover more quickly and effectively.

"It was amazing! It was a huge help for my vision," says Monteiro. "It improved every time I had the treatment and that made me feel physically much more relaxed. I've done that five times already.

"I had four botox injections, not outside for the wrinkles, but inside the eye! It's awful. The reason is that is anaesthetises the nerves and muscles that are pulling the eye towards your nose. So it relaxes it and also makes the eye a little bit more open, which helps the brain to understand how things should be."

The extent of the accident Monteiro suffered, and the fact that both eyes were affected, meant he was in an unprecedented position: people normally don't survive impacts of that magnitude, so there were effectively no test cases.

"Honestly, apart from the pain, and the fact that I've lost the championship, I can almost only see positives"
Tiago Monteiro
This meant that he was a fascinating test case for some elements of the medical community, but also that he could potentially receive a lot of contradictory advice and diagnosis. But a combination of the treatment he has received and his determination to get back to full fitness, means that he is now back into a position where he's fit enough to test the car, although he will need to be cleared by the FIA before he's given the green light to make a race return.

He claims his eyesight is '98%' back. To look him in the eye you would struggle to notice anything amiss, but when he moves his head to the side quickly it's obvious that there is a small delay between the movement of the eyes, with right lagging a spilt second behind the left.

But Honda has been completely supportive, making a car ready for Monteiro to return to what is now the WTCR whenever he's able to do so. He's had his contract extended, become an ambassador for the brand and is helping to advise his replacement Benjamin Lessennes.

"Also the fans and the motorsport world were just amazing. I think that probably 60-70% of the grid in Formula 1 - including team principals - people that I hadn't seen for years and years, texted me or messaged me. It was amazing. There was a lot of concern, and there was such strong support, that it created strong motivation for me to come back."

Monteiro says that he will only commit to a racing return if he feels quick enough behind the wheel. His times in testing have been in the ballpark, but he acknowledges that racing will be harder. But while he was one of the more mature drivers in the WTCC, the return of tin-top legends such as Yvan Muller, Fabrizio Giovanardi and Gabriele Tarquini to WTCR means that he would barely be an elder statesmen in the revitalised series.

But whether he is able to pick up where he left off as a title contender driving as well as he had done in a career encompassing Champ Car, Le Mans as well as that most unlikely of F1 podiums, the real triumph will have been in being able to lead a normal life with his family.

"I've learned so much," he says. "Honestly, apart from the pain, and the fact that I've lost the championship, I can almost only see positives. I've learned so much about myself, about life, about people, about stress management, I've discovered so many ways of enjoying life, appreciating other things.

"It's stupid that it takes that for it to happen, but that's the way it is. I am a better person in general, I care more about other things, I enjoy life more. I knew I was very fortunate before to be in a position where I was, but you never realise it as much as when something is taken away from you and you want it so much.
Dank voor het delen, als medicus een extra interessant stuk! Heb je de bron nog? :) We hebben altijd veel aandacht (en terecht) voor de nek en het brein, maar van oogheelkunde weten we als dokters relatief weinig van af, en zeker bij acute deceleratie-trauma's. Dit zijn dan ook wel zeer extreme gevallen natuurlijk, de Opel Corsa tegen de boom levert dit niet op. :+


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Oogschade na een race ongeluk is een ongenoemde zaak in een openbare medische raport, aangezien ze het vaker hebben over hersenletsel of gebroken botten.

Dit is overigens de eerste keer dat ik zo iets lees in volledige detail.

María de Villota verloor een oog na haar F1 testcrash, maar of dat door de laadklep kwam of door de plotselinge vertraging weet ik niet.


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...... ging om de abrupte vertraging en of ze een oog verloor door de botsplinters, laadklep zelf of door de klap weten we niet.
Toch wel.
Haar helm was in twee gespleten en heeft haar ter hoogte van haar oog geraakt. Het is een mirakel dat ze dat toen heeft overleefd.
Er zijn trouwens foto's van haar helm op het net te vinden. Foto van enkel haar helm, kga 'm enkel linken hier en niet tss img tags zetten: http://www.infullgear.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/maria-de-villota-helmet.jpg
...... ging om de abrupte vertraging en of ze een oog verloor door de botsplinters, laadklep zelf of door de klap weten we niet.
Je zegt eerst dat jij het niet weet, en nu dat wij het niet weten. Compleet andere situatie als je met 200km/u+ plots tot stilstand komt of met 40km met je hoofd een groot stalen mes tegenkomt. Dat zal als je een beetje voorzichtig doet met de impact tijd (wat zal het zijn ergens rond de 0.25s?), uitkomen op 20G voor Monteiro, en bijna 5 voor Vilotta? Dan kan ik verdorie niet eens meer naar Walibi Flevo zonder blijvend oogletsel :p

Zoek anders ook eens de fotos op van haar schedel, het gedeelte wat verbrijzeld is zit direct achter haar oog, en dat komt echt niet doordat ze snel afremt..
als ik het me goed herinner zorgde een anti Stall programma er voor dat de wagen vooruit schoot en ze met haar helm tegen een openstaande laadklep kwam. Naar ongeluk.