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Why'd Webber Stop?!

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  • #129133
    Avatar of Bradley Downton
    Bradley Downton
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    Ok guys, im not sure if i missed something here. I watched the whole F1 Programme on the BBC and also the whole Forum, but never heard anything of why Webber stopped straight after the race… Does anyone know?

    #165335
    Avatar of australian
    australian
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    The car was really overheated and he didn’t want to blow the engine

    #165336
    Avatar of Bradley Downton
    Bradley Downton
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    Ah thank you, i searched the net but just couldnt find anything and just wondered what happened

    #165337
    Avatar of RoboCAT
    RoboCAT
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    Yeh when he stopped I saw alot of smoke coming from the car; think it was just the tyres though. What was with Webber in that race though? Vettels’ normally just a shade quicker then him; but last race he was really off the pace. Strange.

    #165338
    Avatar of Ned Flanders
    Ned Flanders
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    To make it look as though he had an excuse for being so slow….

    #165339
    Avatar of Stephen Jones
    Stephen Jones
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    yep.. looked like a rage-quit to me

    #165340
    Avatar of australian
    australian
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    vettel blitzed him and as an aussie i am shattered….kobayashi is my new hero

    #165341
    Avatar of infy
    infy
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    The smoke was coming from the brakes. They were overheating because he was not moving, and so there was no cooling.

    I think he rage quit :P

    #165342
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    RIISE
    Member

    Rage quit haha.

    #165343
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    ed24f1
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    If there was no mechanical reason for him stopping, it was very immature and embarrassing that he couldn’t even go around in front of his home fans for what could be the last time.

    #165344
    Avatar of foocode
    foocode
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    He stopped because the team told him to. He’d used more petrol than expected and had to have enough in the tank to hit the minimum post-race weight requirement + allow the FIA to take their fuel sample.

    #165345
    Avatar of TommyB
    TommyB
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    I thought there was a rule somewhere that said you have to have enough fuel to complete the parade lap.

    I remember Massa not completing Barcelona 2009 parade lap and he didn’t get a penalty, so maybe no one cares.

    #165346
    Avatar of Ned Flanders
    Ned Flanders
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    The Massa 2009 incident has always confused me. Initially it seemed as though he’d ran out of fuel, but then it emerged that the fuel gauge was faulty and he had enough fuel left. So why was it that he ground to a halt halfway round the lap?

    #165347
    Avatar of RIISE
    RIISE
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    The Massa 2009 incident has always confused me. Initially it seemed as though he’d ran out of fuel, but then it emerged that the fuel gauge was faulty and he had enough fuel left. So why was it that he ground to a halt halfway round the lap?

    Well running with dangerously low fuel is very damaging for the engine. I can only assume the team told him to stop.

    #165348
    Avatar of Mopatop
    Mopatop
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    @Ned Flanders – probably the ECU is configured to cut the engine once the minimum fuel requirements is reached, and it was told it was at minimum by the faulty sensor. Better to stop on parade lap than fail the fuel sample test.

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