Wickens up date

Discussion in 'Open Wheel Racing' started by DanicaFreak, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    https://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/10/11/robert-wickens-is-feeling-the-need-for-speed/

    ATTENTION ANY @FIAFormulaE TEAMS OR STAFF How can I make my electric wheel chair faster without the hospital knowing?” Wickens quipped in his tweet.

    The request makes sense, given that Formula E cars are electric-powered by batteries.

    ATTENTION ANY @FIAFormulaE TEAMS OR STAFF

    How can I make my electric wheel chair faster without the hospital knowing?

    Thanks,
    RW

    — Robert Wickens (@robertwickens) October 9, 2018
     
  2. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Can't take the race out of the racer
     
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  3. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    reminds of the wheelchair scene in days of thunder.
     
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  4. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    I did ask my physical therapist about the wires on his calfs, yup electrical pulses to stimulate the muscles.
     
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  5. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  6. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Some clarification from the man himself. Not the news anyone was hoping for, but he has the determination to beat it.

     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2018
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  7. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Sad that he has to be like "yeah guys, it's as bad as people have been saying".

    This guys a champ though. He can pull it off.
     
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  8. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Really hope he can even just walk again. He’s a hell of a fighter.

     
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  9. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    He is coming at it from a really positive angle, hopefully that means he will be able to achieve it
     
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  10. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle


    "Jeez doctor speak english!"



    For real though it is nice to hear it all from the horse's mouth.
     
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  11. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I want to post something nice. But it is so sad. Sorry.
    I don't wish to be gloomy. I wish him the best.

    He has a ton of courage, that is great, he will need it. People with problems like this that remain cheerful and positive are the most courageous of all. They are amazing.
     
  12. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    This guy is such a warrior. Hard to be upbeat but he's somehow doing it.

    I really hope he pulls through this.
     
  13. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Took me right back to Zinardi's rehab when I saw the above vid of Wick getting in the chair.
     
  14. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    I agree with all the sentiments expressed above. But also I want to add... there are countless examples of people who lead long and rewarding lives even though they have permanently lost the ability to walk. So *if* that is the fate of Robert, he will still have many avenues to explore and conquer. His high spirits seem genuine... and amazing... so I'm confident he will make the most of whatever his long-term medical condition is.
     
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  15. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    I REALLY REALLY hope he races again....
     
  16. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    any chance wicky races in 2019?
     
  17. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    The dude doesnt know if he'll ever be able to walk again. That's where the focus is currently. Let's let the swelling go down before going the Paul Tracy route.
     
  18. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    ;(

    thanks........you are right.
     
  19. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    It’s gonna be at least two years, if ever.
     
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  20. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    And they are the only ones to make "miraculous" recoveries. There is a reason for that, same with late-stage cancer survivors who beat the odds.
     
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  21. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

  22. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  23. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Dude is a ******* inspiration. I would have curled over and quit so many times by now.
     
  24. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    if anyone can drive again after this its him.
     
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  25. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

  26. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

  27. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  28. rd45usa

    rd45usa Days gone past

  29. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

  30. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  31. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Small steps.

    I'm always amused when I see health care professionals sticking tennis balls on walker legs. You'd think some walker manufacturer would come up with a better solution.
     
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  32. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    My sister recovering from a stroke took her first steps with a walker yesterday. It had tennis balls on the back :D
     
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  33. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    Rollators, 4 wheel walkers
     
  34. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    That's what my father wound up getting when he became tired of replacing the balls. I can see using balls if you can't afford other solutions; they're serviceable enough. But in a professional environment, where the equipment is likely to be used for years?

    Regardless, it's good to see he's still making progress.
     
  35. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    If you have one or more hands that can't squeeze the brake properly you don't want one with four wheels and brakes.
     
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  36. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

  37. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    Yes using the brakes is vital. Also you have to keep your weight forward of the rear wheels, otherwise you do a 2fer, a wheelie followed almost instantaneously by a face plant. DAMHIKT
     

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