palino_s wrote:Williams didnt deserve to be sued.. Italian idiots deserve to be sued.. Organizers knew circuit was dangerous, but they ignored safety.. No tire barriers, no run out zones, etc.. Especially section from last turn to Tosa was very nice but very dangerous.. That section had two fast straightaways with two fast corners (Tamburello and Villeneuve's turn).. In 1987 and 1989 Nelson Piquet and Gerhard Berger had heavy accident in Tamburello.
1987 Tamburello - Nelson Piquet
1989 Tamburello - Gerhard Berger
1994 Imola Grand Prix was horrible and tragic.. Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna lost lifes, Rubens Barrichello was in coma (he had heavy accident in Variante Bassa), some Ferrari and Lotus mechanics were injured (Michele Alboreto lost tire in pit lane) and some spectators were injured (starting collison between JJ Lehto and Pedro Lamy - parts of the cars went over the safety fencing designed)..
Wow those are some big names getting injured at that place.
that last you tube though shows how far safety crews has came. That one said it took them 16 seconds. Back in the day in the williamson crash it is said they took 8 minutes. Wasnt aware of Barrichello being in a coma. Is that why he doesnt race F-1 anymore?
1st time I remember knowing about him was as Schmachers teammate, & he was ordered to slow down (practically stop) so Schmacher could win the race. Always thought he would become a big name in F-1.