F1 » Motorsport world salutes Marco Simoncelli

Mark Webber and Jenson Button lead the tributes to fallen MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli, who was tragically killed during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

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October 24, 2011 12:20 PM

I can't help wondering whether his helmet fell off because it was oversized to cover his magnificent barnet. In a crash situation it would be able to move around more than one fitted close to the head. I notice that most F1 drivers have shorter and shorter hair as the years go by. But Marco was terribly unlucky to fall between three bikes like that, whatever his helmet did. Condolences to all those saddened.

Ron - Unregistered

October 24, 2011 12:39 PM

Without putting too much focus on an issue best left for another time, I would suggest it was the blow to his back from Colin Edwards which was fatal. Having come to light he suffered a fatal cardiac arrest it could mean internal bleeding in his chest cavity. Alas whatever the circumstances, motorsport has lost yet another bright light, one of the few real racers, and a true talent. Ciao Marco, RIP.

Calvin _

October 24, 2011 1:15 PM
Last Edited 1496 days ago

Ron, from what I saw of the incident and how MS was hanging off the bike at the time, I think CE's bike would have rammed MS's backside, whilst VR's bike probably made contact with MS's head. Bear in mind the direction of travel of MS's bike at the time.

The fact that CE came off leads me to believe that he had a significant coming together, far more than clipping MS's helmet. VR, however escaped coming off, which to me is much more in line with clipping the helmet.


October 24, 2011 1:34 PM

A modern day daredevil, lost out to a 'racing incident', stark reminder that motorsport is a dangerous envioronment, if it can happen to someone as skilled as marco, no one should take (any) safety for granted. Godspeed MS, R.I.P.


October 24, 2011 2:01 PM
Last Edited 1495 days ago

He suffered impacts to the chest, neck and head which are the 3 most vital parts in the body. No such thing as an oversized helmet killing him... Plus no one would've allowed him to race with an oversized one just to compensate for his hair, which isn't needed anyway. That's just hair man. Squeeze it and his head would've fit his correct size. The helmet didn't fall off his head. The force of the impact caused it to disintegrate.

ENRICO - Unregistered

October 24, 2011 2:22 PM

and people like Calvin.

Please leave the dinamics of the accident to the real experts,and really to us it should not matter, because it would not bring Marco back,but fingerpointing could only cause a LIFETIME OF UNBEARABLE guilt to innocent people.

Nobody was at fault.
JUST DROP IT and let Edwards and Rossi heal,
And Back off please.


ENRICO - Unregistered

October 24, 2011 2:32 PM

I read lots of comments on motogp, and it was from people paining for the immature departure of Marco.
I came here and i am reading of a bunch of i***ts trying to analize a tragedy.

This are human lives we are talking about.
This is not some video game.



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