I enjoyed that one
Which incidentally with the current rule we'd have been robbed of, as the total time of that race ran 5 minutes over 4 hours.One of the best races of the modern era. Complete with a last lap overtake for the win at a time when Red Bull seemed untouchable (like Merc now)
The ragazzo throwing the fire extinguisher there killed me.
It may have had only one overtaking spot, but what an overtaking spot that was. Didn't even need a DRS zone for outside passes to happen. Methinks track designers should reconsider how slow and sharp a corner must be for overtaking. Not everything needs to be a 30mph hairpin with an apex as sharp as a dagger point.
I quite enjoyed that.
Cambered corners are something we really don't get to see much of, like Ovals they are good for multiple grooves, really something modern track designers should look into.It may have had only one overtaking spot, but what an overtaking spot that was. Didn't even need a DRS zone for outside passes to happen. Methinks track designers should reconsider how slow and sharp a corner must be for overtaking. Not everything needs to be a 30mph hairpin with an apex as sharp as a dagger point.
I quite enjoyed that.
I'd say a fine is worth it to help spread awareness.Had a feeling that would happen, especially when he wore it on the podium. There are rules on dress code, uniforms and political statements etc in other sports as well like Football. He will probably get a fine or something at most.
I will here highlight the slightly shaky ground Toto Wolff's "we have always stood against racism as a team and as corporate" statement stands on, particularly as it pertains to former Holocaust Architect Display Wagon manufacturers Mercedes-Benz.Great Britain once had another star GP driver who flew a political flag at the track. Now his name is avoided like the plague.
Re: the safety car restart crash, F1.com did an analysis and basically it all comes down to a couple of factors that all coincided and resulted in that unfortunate situation.
1) Safety car turned off the lights very late (in the final corner) -> Bottas couldn't hang back and create a gap to bolt away from the pack (you're required to maintain 10 car lengths to the SC when the lights are still on)
2) Safety car control line located on S/F straight (you cannot pass the safety car before this line) -> Bottas couldn't gun it right after the SC light went out because with the acceleration difference he would've overtaken the SC and got a penalty
3) The only way to protect his position is then to start as late as possible, at the S/F line to minimise the distance to the first corner over which he can be slipstreamed
4) A few drivers in the midfield (Kvyat and Russel) tried to outsmart the leaders by creating large gaps, and accelerating earlier than Bottas. They then had to stop again, and obviously the speed difference down the pack is magnified and eventually someone won't have enough time to react...and you know the rest.
See here from 1:30
Also, Kvyat's Silverstone crash, Vettel's Monza brake failure, Ocon's brake fire and Stroll's crash might all be related to the same issue: the rear left brakes overheating and damaging the wheel assembly/tyres on that corner of the car. Whoever their brake supplier is, they better get on top of this issue soon. We're lucky no one had been seriously hurt so far.
It is somewhat ironic that, even at an incident-packed race/circuit, it was the Safety Car that took out most of the cars.
Q: (Andrew Benson – BBC Sport) For everybody: have you raised these concerns about the late extinguishing of the lights on the safety car and the racing from the start/finish line with the FIA before? And if so, what’s been their response?
LH: I don’t remember. Has it been brought up? I can’t remember.
VB: I know that I think our team opened up the discussion again this morning before the race, saying that it’s a bit of a concern here, but they said basically they’re going to keep doing it because it’s better for the show. I think that was the reply.
I will here highlight the slightly shaky ground Toto Wolff's "we have always stood against racism as a team and as corporate" statement stands on, particularly as it pertains to former Holocaust Architect Display Wagon manufacturers Mercedes-Benz.
But, for what it's worth, it's a t-shirt and I don't see it worthy of kerfuffle. I think we are past the time of not wanting to see F1 drivers show their personality, quite the opposite.