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    F1 - Buemi's wheels go awol...

    Buemi's wheels fly off - ruddy hell!

    Where's my wheels?

    He must have soiled his pants over this - eeek!
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    Gives a whole new meaning for the term Breaking for the corner

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    Love the fact, after they have come off he still tries to steer...

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    How the ...

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    It's got to be the most spectacular component failure leading to a crash since Jacques Villeneuve's rear wing fell off during the 27th lap as he was racing in the Australian GP in 2002 hasn't it?!
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    Red bull gives your wheels wings

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    At about 48 seconds into the clip, check out the people on the banking at the back legging it as the wheels fly towards them - it looks like they had a lucky escape!

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    too right - the camera man certainly soiled himself!
    And who wouldn't! If Buemi was doing 200, those wheels romped right past him - they must've hit 250!

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    Sorry but I couldn't help but think of this.....

    YouTube - Funny Interview: The Front Fell Off

    Maybe they should do their own version as everyone is OK?

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    Blimey, have they found a cause?
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    Yeah, the front fell off ;D

    Sorry, couldn't resist

    Apparently they were trying out a suspension/wheel part which failed on one side - as a result of that side failing the stress on the other side caused that to go too - even in the milliseconds difference you can see in the slow mo.

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    Toro Rosso said the crash had been caused by a failure of the front-right upright, which caused an immediate failure of the same part on the left.

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    That is amazing - it looked like a staged failure, maybe with an explosive charge used to blow off the wheels.

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