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Thinking of last years Chinese Grand Prix where Mercedes Doomsday Prophets won ROTR what do you think are some of the biggest Egg on Face moments ever?

For example Eric Broadly saying Lola would defeat the new Stewart team at qualifying in Australia 1997 and we all know how that turned out :lol:
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Me saying to a friend that Bourdais was going to contend for the win in the Indy 500 this year.

Then he pitted.

... and hit the pit wall.
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BAR in 1999. Enough said.
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Me saying that the IndyCar title had been won by Castroneves before Houston.

Me saying that the BTCC title had been won by Jordan before Brands race 2.

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Cynon wrote:Me saying to a friend that Bourdais was going to contend for the win in the Indy 500 this year.

Then he pitted.

... and hit the pit wall.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xl6QV85N7g

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Actually searching for this, I came across a video I'm pretty sure you uploaded 4 years ago - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A1vYLmKwJE :lol:

Also, not sure if it counts as egg-on-face, but I absolutely loved Kimi's off track excursion at Interlagos last year.
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I thought Clint Bowyer had no chance of winning at Richmond last year after the spin especially after Denny Hamlin running the same strategy ran out with 16 laps to go. Then to see Clint in Victory Lane... Yeah, that's egg on face for sure.
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SgtPepper wrote:Actually searching for this, I came across a video I'm pretty sure you uploaded 4 years ago - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A1vYLmKwJE :lol:


Yeah, that's mine. :P
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BAR 1999 is an excellent shout good_Ralf. Winning their first race, that went well didn't it. How about Coulthard sticking "this year will definitely be my year" on repeat?!

Come to think of it, spinning on the parade lap at Monza and crashing in the pit lane in Adelaide are pretty much moments where egg met face too
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eurobrun on Turkington's return to the BTCC in 2013 wrote:Bathplug yeah, looking forward to the possible 4 way championship battle :D :D :D


If that didn't include Andrew Jordan then this has to count as an Egg on Face Moment
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Chrisdude wrote:BAR 1999 is an excellent shout good_Ralf. Winning their first race, that went well didn't it. How about Coulthard sticking "this year will definitely be my year" on repeat?!

Come to think of it, spinning on the parade lap at Monza and crashing in the pit lane in Adelaide are pretty much moments where egg met face too


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good_Ralf wrote:
Chrisdude wrote:BAR 1999 is an excellent shout good_Ralf. Winning their first race, that went well didn't it. How about Coulthard sticking "this year will definitely be my year" on repeat?!

Come to think of it, spinning on the parade lap at Monza and crashing in the pit lane in Adelaide are pretty much moments where egg met face too


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Also hitting the pit wall in Adelaide '95 was egg-worthy as well :lol:
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I once spent a frantic 2-3 minutes in the staging lanes desperately try to start my car, trying everything in the book to no avail........before realizing the fuel pump was off! I had to hurry through the burnout and launch procedures so I wouldn't be timed out, and ended up losing.

I also once tried to launch the car in second gear, with predictable results. Doubly funny as the Nova only has a two-speed, so when I went to grab second.......yeah.


I'd say RBR for the whole Webber-Silverstone 2010 debacle. Regardless of who's side your one, that looked bad.

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There is one egg-on-face moment that can never be beaten, now or any time in the future.

It's the time Alan Jones challenged Juan Pablo Montoya to an omelette eating contest.
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A more recent nomination.

Martin Whitmarsh, at the unveiling of the MP4-28, said: "Whether it be downforce or other parameters that affect performance, this car is responding very well. The drivers and engineers had a very deep technical review yesterday and you couldn't help coming out of that thinking we've got a competitive car."
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I think BAR's 2000 Australian GP could count as one.

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Shizuka wrote:I think BAR's 2000 Australian GP could count as one.


Don't you mean 1999? The year where BAR stupidly claimed they would take pole and win the race. 2000 was where they came 4th and 6th
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Freeze-O-Kimi wrote:
Shizuka wrote:I think BAR's 2000 Australian GP could count as one.


Don't you mean 1999? The year where BAR stupidly claimed they would take pole and win the race. 2000 was where they came 4th and 6th


For the rest of the grid, it could count as one - a pointless team immediately scored 4 points.

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I seem to recall Jaguar also had a bit of hype surrounding them prior to their debut at the start of 2000. Only to have both car out by lap 6!

Not only that but I seem to recall reading in his autobiography, JYS stating how arrogant the Ford bosses were acting when they had first announced that they had brought the Stewart team during the weekend of 1999 Canadian GP. Basically saying in front of JYS, things like 'an F1 team shouldn't be run like that' etc. No doubt JYS took a wee bit of pleasure seeing them fail miserably.

How embarrassed must Lewis Hamilton have been after Liegate in early 2009?

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Jag at Monte Carlo in 2004 was it? When Klein lost that HUGE diamond off his nosecone.
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Wallio wrote:Jag at Monte Carlo in 2004 was it? When Klein lost that HUGE diamond off his nosecone.


And Webber retired in the other Cat through an atypical mechanical failure.
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SgtPepper wrote:
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Enough of this madness! I summon a challenger!

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DOSBoot wrote:
SgtPepper wrote:
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Enough of this madness! I summon a challenger!

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Noooooo! Ms Watson is the only positive thing I seem to have brought to the forums as of yet! I need to rope in Dr Baker for backup here!

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Back on topic, I have a very strong candidate for biggest egg on face moment ever. Cast your minds back to 1995, what was the most amusing moment you can recall? Got it yet?

Then imagine a wonderful reminder on the BBC website by a man with absolutely zero self awareness...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/24568089

Voila, c'est parfait.
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SgtPepper wrote:
DOSBoot wrote:
SgtPepper wrote:
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Enough of this madness! I summon a challenger!

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Noooooo! Ms Watson is the only positive thing I seem to have brought to the forums as of yet! I need to rope in Dr Baker for backup here!

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Back on topic, I have a very strong candidate for biggest egg on face moment ever. Cast your minds back to 1995, what was the most amusing moment you can recall? Got it yet?

Then imagine a wonderful reminder on the BBC website by a man with absolutely zero self awareness...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/24568089

Voila, c'est parfait.


You cannot resist the epicness that is Nicolas Cage.

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Anyways. How about Renault in 1983. So confident that they would win the championship, only for Prost's engine to blow up in the final round.
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DOSBoot wrote:Anyways. How about Renault in 1983. So confident that they would win the championship, only for Prost's engine to blow up in the final round.


Renault then sacked Prost and subsequently never won again in their 1980s incarnation! I also believe Renault employees torched Prost's Mercedes-Benz and Alain decided after that to move to Switzerland.
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good_Ralf wrote:
DOSBoot wrote:Anyways. How about Renault in 1983. So confident that they would win the championship, only for Prost's engine to blow up in the final round.


Renault then sacked Prost and subsequently never won again in their 1980s incarnation! I also believe Renault employees torched Prost's Mercedes-Benz and Alain decided after that to move to Switzerland.


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As mentioned in another thread, the 2002 US GP finish was a massive egg on face moment. Schumi going for a photo finish with Rubens and accidentally gifting him the win by 0.01 seconds.

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The FIA must have felt like tools after the 2003 Brazilian GP. Remember that regulation aimed at cutting costs, where teams were only allowed to bring one wet-weather tyre compound to the race. IIRC they had to delay the start of that race because the tyres the Bridgestone teams brought were deemed unsuitable for the torrential conditions. Then they got the podium wrong.

Also having the advertising hoardings falling onto the track (& actually onto Alesi's car whislt he was on a hot lap) during the quali session in 2000, couldn't have reflected well for the organizers either.
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