> : >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
The accident then developed as described by Mr. Heber.
Mark Jackson - http://SportToday.org/~mjackson
If the average kid has witnessed 100,000 acts of *** by
the age of 12, how many examples of glib hypocrisy and
self-serving deceit do you suppose they've seen? Enough to
get "Larry King Live" banned for all eternity is my guess.
- Will Durst