Typical Windows Media Player standard frustration, I don't think I've ever got it to ever play a video!
You'll just have to hope Tristan all your bad luck is effecting you now, and not next season.
Although I keep saying that about myself, and all I ever end up with are hard boiled 1600 Zetec engines.
After watching the vid, I can only say that that was one very awkward situation and I don't think there was much else you could do. Thats where shortcutting Omg Bloo flag let me through!!11 500 times as you approach backmarkers in LFS comes in handy.
Looking at it the blue car seemed to be traveling very slowly (for a winged car), it looks like the white (unwinged car) had decided to slot in behind it on the outside letting Tristan take the inside. Presumably he was expecting the other car to be quicker than him round the corner as well and moved sharply to the right to avoid him when he realised this wasn't the case, I'm pretty sure the blue car was taken out by the white one but it is unclear and rather academic whether that was before or after hitting Tristan.
Probrably right, I think in that situation its probrably best to stay behing the blue car and slam the brakes on, its very easy to have to make a sudden panic 'knee jerk' move to avoid a collision without checking who's path you're swerving into, basically a simple human mistake.
No, that was the race - sorry if I didn't make that clear.
That corner is quite quick, so tightening your line that much at short notice onto a lower grip surface isn't all that easy. I tried, but the kerb (and the hump at the end of it) spat me back out again.
The blue car (Nick Catanzaro) isn't very quick. The white car (Rupert Reader) was being held up for several laps. Nick ran wide, and Rupert seized his opportunity. Only at the last second, by which time both our cars were sliding, did he see a flash of red in his mirrors.
He knew I was there moments before we touched, but by then we'd run out of talent to recover the situation!
S14 - I'll have these on Vimeo at some point. Got to sort out a sound-sync issue first. Sorry for the problems with the clip - video codecs are truely horrid. MPEG2 8mbps interlaced raw files. I want deinterlaced MPEG2 for keeping on my computer. I want lower bitrate versions for uploading to Youtube/Vimeo. And I want lower bitrate still in FLV files for my own gallery... Add to that trying to find a combination that gave me a small size and decent ish quality - I didn't choose a very good option.
Personally I think there should be a standard computer video format that can do everything, maintain high quality, smaller sizes AND be compatible. I'd use H.264 more, but too many people struggle to play it, and internet browsers don't seem to like it much...
Nasty accident, glad to hear the other guy is okay. Just a racing incident at the end of the day. I guess you can't expect the backmarkers to be perfect at that level of motorsport and with people at such different speeds you are going to have accidents like that. I'm guessing that's their season done? Or if not, you guys will be helping them a lot from now on, perhaps offer to buy him some new mirrors.
It's a Dogcam Sony HQ1 with a Chasecam PDR100 recorder (and internal mic). The whole lot is going onto the new car, so you'll all be able to see me make a fool of myself trying to drive a very different car!