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4 hours ago, DCI Frank Burnside said:

Mansour Ojjeh major shareholder in McLaren since the mid 80s

 

 

 

 


Yeah, not sure why Chilean weirdo ‘liked’ that. I don’t. He was a real driving force behind McLaren’s success and an inspiration to pretty much everyone in the paddock. A great shame to hear this. They held a minute silence for both Ojjeh and Mosley in Baku earlier before the race.

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On 06/05/2021 at 18:56, Octopus of Odstock said:

Surprised by this despite his age as he was in fine fettle compared to the ailing McAlpine. He will QO for sure from the broadsheets. 

 

As expected Leslie Marr gets broadsheet coverage from the Telegraph:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2021/06/13/leslie-marr-landscape-artist-f1-racing-driver-reluctant-baronet/amp/

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On 06/06/2021 at 18:23, The Quim Reaper said:


Yeah, not sure why Chilean weirdo ‘liked’ that. I don’t. He was a real driving force behind McLaren’s success and an inspiration to pretty much everyone in the paddock. A great shame to hear this. They held a minute silence for both Ojjeh and Mosley in Baku earlier before the race.

He is not a weirdo. Not more than the average DL user. 

He just likes every post which reports a new death and most of us comes here for that, so I can't really see anything wrong with it. 

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Yes, I always take Chilean likes as "thank you for the information", tbh.

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Carlos Reutemann is reportedly back in intensive care according to various Spanish language posts on Twitter.

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2 hours ago, JQW said:

Carlos Reutemann is reportedly back in intensive care according to various Spanish language posts on Twitter.

 

I do get the feeling that the end is nigh sooner rather than later, sadly. All these readmissions to intensive care suggest a problem which is likely terminal.

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Well, this doesn't bode well even if he gets through this.

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The legislator developed pre-existing pathologies, such as chronic liver disease, long-standing portal hypertension, and liver failure, derived from the aforementioned surgical intervention.

 

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On 09/07/2013 at 21:47, Octopus of Odstock said:

Not dead yet, but seriously struggling, Le Mans and sportscar legend, Jean-Pierre Jassaud.

 

A few weeks ago, he went in for a heart-operation, and complications have since set in. He is now seriously ill. http://www.ouest-france.fr/actu/actuLocale_-24-heures-du-Mans.-Victime-d-un-malaise-Jean-Pierre-Jaussaud-hospitalise_40780-2204145------14118-aud_actu.Htm (link is regarding when he first became ill)

A mere 8 and a bit years later, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud reported dead: https://www.endurance-info.com/classic/article/98120-memoriam-jean-pierre-jaussaud-1937-2021

 

Edit: Have a translated report: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://www.lequipe.fr/Sport-auto/Actualites/Jean-pierre-jaussaud-deux-fois-vainqueur-des-24-heures-du-mans-est-mort/1272059&prev=search&pto=aue

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British Superbike rider Brad Jones in an induced coma with serious head chest and pelvic injuries (was hit by bike) after crashing yesterday at Brands Hatch.

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Hugo Millán has died aged 14 who was a teen moto GP rider. BBC Sport obit.

 

 

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5 hours ago, ladyfiona said:

Hugo Millán has died aged 14 who was a teen moto GP rider. BBC Sport obit.

 

The video of the crash is sad...the kid takes the fall, and he's perfectly fine until he tries to scramble out of the way, and gets tagged by another rider. Only 14 too, so sad.

 

Been a very sad year in terms of motorcycle racing, and Brad Jones seems like he's fixing to kick the bucket too...

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My unique DDP pick Phil Read, who made news with his COPD diagnosis last year and the "I'm preparing my funeral" story last month, now back in hospital with prostate cancer:

https://www.visordown.com/news/general/gp-legend-phil-read-announces-he-back-hospital-after-cancer-diagnosis

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