Eddie Irvine's 1994 prang

Eddie Irvine's 1994 prang

Post by Kristopher P Hebe » Thu, 12 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>What was the story of Irvine's accident at the Brazilian GP last year.
>I know he was banned for three races but I never saw the incident.

>Mitch

The way I remember it was that Irvine was getting ready to pass Eric Bernard's
Ligier, while Jos Verstappen had just pulled out to pass Irvine. Irvine pulled
off the line right into Jos's path. Verstappen jerked left to avoid him, got a
wheel off on the grass and lost it, spinning into and clobbering Irvine, and
then flipping over both of them and into an innocent Brundle, who suffered a
mild concussion. Got all that!

I think the overall concensus was that Eddie didn't deserve a three race ban.
He
simply didn't check his mirrors while he was right under the gearbox of another
car doing about 190 getting ready to jump on the brakes. He was at fault, but
really a freak accident.

K.Heber

 
 
 

Eddie Irvine's 1994 prang

Post by Bar » Fri, 13 Oct 1995 04:00:00


|> >What was the story of Irvine's accident at the Brazilian GP last year.
|> >I know he was banned for three races but I never saw the incident.
|> >
|> >Mitch
|> >
|> The way I remember it was that Irvine was getting ready to pass Eric
|> Bernard's Ligier, while Jos Verstappen had just pulled out to pass Irvine.
|> Irvine pulled off the line right into Jos's path. Verstappen jerked left to
|> avoid him, got a wheel off on the grass and lost it, spinning into and
|> clobbering Irvine, and then flipping over both of them and into an innocent
|> Brundle, who suffered a mild concussion. Got all that!
|>  
|> I think the overall concensus was that Eddie didn't deserve a three race ban.
|> He simply didn't check his mirrors while he was right under the gearbox of
|> another car doing about 190 getting ready to jump on the brakes. He was at
|> fault, but really a freak accident.
|>
|> K.Heber

He originally got a one-race ban. He appealed, and the FIA changed it to a
three-race ban. I think most people thought the one-race ban was justified. It
was an extremely dangerous piece of driving and, IMHO, pretty typical of Irvine
in those days, who (although quite fast) shouldn't have been in an F1 car.
Thankfully, he seems to have settled down a bit.

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Eddie Irvine's 1994 prang

Post by David Lyttl » Fri, 13 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Can't remember much about this, just the fact that Herbert was a bit
miffed and said "Irvine shouldn't be on a race track".

Seems Irvine is getting his own back this season ;)


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Eddie Irvine's 1994 prang

Post by Mike Be » Sat, 14 Oct 1995 04:00:00



: >What was the story of Irvine's accident at the Brazilian GP last year.
: >I know he was banned for three races but I never saw the incident.
: >
: >Mitch
: >
: The way I remember it was that Irvine was getting ready to pass Eric Bernard's
: Ligier, while Jos Verstappen had just pulled out to pass Irvine. Irvine pulled
: off the line right into Jos's path. Verstappen jerked left to avoid him, got a
: wheel off on the grass and lost it, spinning into and clobbering Irvine, and
: then flipping over both of them and into an innocent Brundle, who suffered a
: mild concussion. Got all that!
:  
: I think the overall concensus was that Eddie didn't deserve a three race ban.
: He
: simply didn't check his mirrors while he was right under the gearbox of another
: car doing about 190 getting ready to jump on the brakes. He was at fault, but
: really a freak accident.

Irvine's version was that Brundle's transmission had seized and that he
instinctively jinked sideways to avoid the rapidly and unexpectedly
slowing Mclaren.

Mike

 
 
 

Eddie Irvine's 1994 prang

Post by Mark Jacks » Sun, 15 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Quote:



> : >What was the story of Irvine's accident at the Brazilian GP last year.
> : >I know he was banned for three races but I never saw the incident.
> : >
> : >Mitch
> : >
> : The way I remember it was that Irvine was getting ready to pass Eric Bernard's
> : Ligier, while Jos Verstappen had just pulled out to pass Irvine. Irvine pulled
> : off the line right into Jos's path. Verstappen jerked left to avoid him, got a
> : wheel off on the grass and lost it, spinning into and clobbering Irvine, and
> : then flipping over both of them and into an innocent Brundle, who suffered a
> : mild concussion. Got all that!
> :  
> : I think the overall concensus was that Eddie didn't deserve a three race ban.
> : He
> : simply didn't check his mirrors while he was right under the gearbox of another
> : car doing about 190 getting ready to jump on the brakes. He was at fault, but
> : really a freak accident.

> Irvine's version was that Brundle's transmission had seized and that he
> instinctively jinked sideways to avoid the rapidly and unexpectedly
> slowing Mclaren.

Clarification (I hope):  Brundle's engine (the notorious 1994-model
Peugeot) was failing just as the Bernard-Irvine-Verstappen group
approached; Brundle certainly slowed as a result.  Irvine's claim was
that as a further consequence Bernard braked unexpectedly early; hence
Eddie's abrupt maneuver was made in order to avoid Bernard, not
Brundle.

The accident then developed as described by Mr. Heber.

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Eddie Irvine's 1994 prang

Post by Bruno Mel » Tue, 17 Oct 1995 04:00:00

: Clarification (I hope):  Brundle's engine (the notorious 1994-model
: Peugeot) was failing just as the Bernard-Irvine-Verstappen group
: approached; Brundle certainly slowed as a result.  Irvine's claim was
: that as a further consequence Bernard braked unexpectedly early; hence
: Eddie's abrupt maneuver was made in order to avoid Bernard, not
: Brundle.

You are correct. Now if you are to believe "The race without end",
Max Mosley encouraged Jordan to appeal the sentence. Needless to
say the team was quite chocked to have the penalty increased to
3 races. My theory is that they wanted to nail Irvine for the
"Senna incident".

bruno.

 
 
 

Eddie Irvine's 1994 prang

Post by David Lyttl » Wed, 18 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Thanks for that, between James Hunt and Eddie Irvine I'm doing well,
look's like it's time to stop drinking :)


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