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13th June 2011, 21:23 at 9:23 pm #171182
If there are marshalls on the track then the safety car has to be deployed, after watching that idiot fall over in front of a car on sunday I dont know how you can argue against them.
You wont find disagreement about the safety car being out too long after the (re)start, but if the drivers are lobbying the director to stop the race (and from what I’ve heard they all thought it was too wet), then he has no choice. As Martin Brundle said, if he doesn’t act and then someone is seriously injured it’s his neck on the line.12th June 2011, 22:44 at 10:44 pm #171116
Faraz: you can see he looks in his mirrors when Hamilton is still behind him, then he moves over to take the racing line, not saying it wasn’t his fault but it would have been stupid for him to do it on purpose.12th June 2011, 21:58 at 9:58 pm #171111
Probably a bit, they both seem to accept the other’s point of view, but even though he knows it wasn’t totally Jenson’s fault I think Hamilton will probably feel he took the win away from him.11th June 2011, 21:28 at 9:28 pm #170893
I’m surprised you guys could make the tyres last so long, I felt them going off on lap 4 and so did 5 lap stints (except an early stop on lap 19), still managed to keep up fairly well though.
Wasn’t the greatest race for me, GT5 brings out my inner Maldonado, but when I managed to keep it on the track there were some pretty sweet battles, especially down mulsanne. I seemed to have considerably less downforce than everyone else, I think about a 10mph advantage on the straights but got a few bumps from behind while going through porsche curves – sorry for being so slow :(.
TBH if there’s a 24h race at the Nordschliefe I’d rather use GT cars than prototypes, that place is twice as evil in the dark.11th June 2011, 12:45 at 12:45 pm #170866
Erk, that didn’t go so well. Was closing in on the leaders then got spun out on lap 21 and backed into the pit wall at about 100mph, race over.10th June 2011, 19:33 at 7:33 pm #170846
Did a bit of night testing just now, holy crap you cant see anything! My best lap is a 3.24, can probably take a second off that.10th June 2011, 19:28 at 7:28 pm #158603
Haha I dont even have the track, definitely giving this one a miss :P. Next week should be good, less bumpy track that I can get my teeth into for a change.
On a related note, when I looked near the end of last week I was 20th in the championship, looking good for my aim of top 25 :D
Here’s the championship table for the British skippy championship, looks like Blake is going to be my closest rival, although he’s out of dropped races already. http://www.irengland.webspace.virginmedia.com/britishskip_2011s2.htm7th June 2011, 17:00 at 5:00 pm #170813
An earlier starting time would help me out too actually6th June 2011, 17:44 at 5:44 pm #170790
Me Please! (Kortisin) Jag XJR-9 LM ’88
My brother says I can borrow his PS3 for the race, so I’m in!4th June 2011, 20:10 at 8:10 pm #170676
It’s a perfectly reasonable question, as far as I know Sao Paulo is the only place where drivers need armed police to escort them to and from their hotel?4th June 2011, 12:42 at 12:42 pm #170718
I think it’s more likely to be sponsored by Air Asia if he takes over, but whatever.4th June 2011, 12:37 at 12:37 pm #170667
Not to mention you dont need to delve into their minds, just delve into the comments on the main site.3rd June 2011, 16:05 at 4:05 pm #170654
Thinking about it, the GP going to Bahrain might be a good thing in the long run, it means they have to open up somewhat to outsiders so we should be able to see for ourselves what is going on. Plus it will get a lot of media attention, which as usual fizzled away about a week after this all kicked off.
I’m not going to bother taking sides because as far as I can see they’re both as bad as each other. On the one hand you have a (semi-)violent uprising fueled by religious differences and regional power plays, on the other you have a government being heavy-handed in their crackdown of said uprising.
Anything that can shed some light on the whole situation and perhaps pursuade the government to release some political prisoners can only be a good thing, right?3rd June 2011, 13:29 at 1:29 pm #158600
Did some praccy yesterday, I see what you mean. I’m not having huge problems but when I do they’re pretty difficult to survive, like I said at Sebring I’m just turning in and hoping it understeers the right amount. Paddock hill is the worst place for that, one lap I turned in where I thought I normally did and ended up about 3 meters inside the apex ><. Best lap is a 1.20.8, I’m actually pretty consistent around that, unusually.2nd June 2011, 17:02 at 5:02 pm #158598
Ah I turned mics off while driving a long time ago, I find it really distracting when two people are arguing about an accident or something.
Haven’t started practicing at Brands yet, at least it’s a track I know reasonably well though. I can imagine Paddock hill and Dingle Dell are interesting in the SM. I wouldn’t worry too much about crashing, it’s a rare week that I manage to do a race distance in practice before the race, but it usually turns out ok :D.