Does anyone know if the origin of the glass (presumably beer bottle) that appeared on the track at one point in the European Grand Prix has been determined? I remember the commentators indicated that it was in a part of the circuit which did not have seating? :-/
Yeah Hamilton seeing the bottle an identifying it was crazy, how did he manage that at 150? Apparently a few of the other drivers noticed it as well, these people are ridiculous, remember the original beeb intro, “the eyes that can pick out a face in the crowd” lol, whose overblown and silly now?
Probably a plastic bottle though, in England they don’t like glass bottles at big events, quite possiblty the same in Spain.
There’s an irony here. According to the transcript on http://mclaren.com/home Hamilton warned them about the bottle before he got the penalty for passing the safety car. If race control had reacted to Hamilton’s warning by throwing the safety car immediately, it would have completely ruined his race.
Interestingly, this suggests Hamilton wasn’t expecting his penalty…
If it was plastic (which it probably was, for the reason Scribe pointed out), maybe someone threw (or dropped) it onto the track and it just got blown to a part of the track where there are no spectators.
I’m surprised the Safety Car wasn’t scrambled though. Even a plastic bottle could do some pretty bad damage at the sort of speeds the cars are travelling through that section.