â†µIn both cases, I was traveling around 40 miles an hour and had no way of missing the cats. One second: clear road. Next second: a cat looking up with the blank expression of an animal who suspects something very important is about to happen.
â†µI imagine Bruno Senna's accident at Istanbul happened the same way: blue sky, black pavement in front of him, and then the thought "What the hell is a white dog doing on an F1 track?" nanoseconds before this happened: (Warning to those faint of heart: they do not actually show the dog getting hit, because they are European and sensitive to showing violence. Warning to those hoping to see the dog get hit: you will not see the dog actually getting hit.)
â†µSenna was deservedly angry after the race. â†µ
â†µâ‡¥"It's incredible. It's not as if we're in the back of beyond here. This is supposed to be a Formula One circuit," complained Senna in conversation with Motorsport Magazin adrivo.com.â†µ
â†µIt is in Turkey, though, relatively new territory for F1. And it could have been much worse: a second dog got loose on the track but was "allowed to escape" through a side gate, meaning the dog was allowed to "run like screaming hell" to somewhere where he wouldn't be hit by a car going 175 miles an hour. â†µ
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