At least Webber took some responsibility, and did some starts from the left hand side at the end of practice this morning. He said they’ve got it as even as possible (easily said from the clean side of the grid! And he sounds happy enough with 3rd.)
What’s Lewis expecting the FIA to do – send Jean Todt down there with a dustpan and brush?
@fer-no65 I think this was requested in the drivers meeting, but it required all drivers consenting to this. However, one driver didnt and the grid therefore wasnt cleaned up. I dont know or remember who it was, but you’d imagine it would have been the pole sitter.
@fer-no65 yes, they clean up the grid using massive sweeper mobiles in Singapore.
@jamesf1 correct they need to be pretty much unanimous. Which is why these discussions are always held before Friday – so you stop people’s selfish egos from trying to give themselves the clean side. An example is when they decided on Thursday in Malaysia 2011 to switch the pole side to the inside of the T1 hairpin.
@jamesf1 I was there when they were doing the cleaning in Singapore, for both 2010 and 2011. An activity which (despite being at the circuit in 2008 and 2009 as well) I didn’t see previously.
Not to mention that the track was visibly a duller color on the even side in both 2008 and 2009 – and there was a massive dust plume that came up. Why is it not possible that the drivers agreed that from 2010 onwards the grid should be cleaned?