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23rd February 2014, 19:16 at 7:16 pm #249635
Great. Rain.23rd February 2014, 19:00 at 7:00 pm #249632
Those pit stops could have gone a lot worse. Nice 180 stop by that one guy.23rd February 2014, 18:42 at 6:42 pm #249628
NASCAR’s ridiculous rules have already put me off this season but for tradition’s sake I will keep up with the 500. Go Gordon.25th October 2013, 22:18 at 10:18 pm #243861
An objective analysis? 7 > 2.13th October 2013, 22:25 at 10:25 pm #243055
I don’t understand this mindset of separating the drivers from the teams. When the team releases a driver too early or fails to properly fasten a tire onto the car, it’s not just the driver who suffers. The whole team loses out. When a driver makes a mistake and bins in into the barrier, the whole team suffers as well. I have no problem with gearbox penalties being turned into grid drops and drive-through penalties for unsafe releases. They win and lose as a team.1st July 2013, 17:15 at 5:15 pm #238443
Words fail me. Those people. Unbelievable. Still, astounding run by Loeb.11th June 2013, 15:31 at 3:31 pm #237598
@AdrianMorse , Alonso merely tapped his brakes in response to Hamilton’s initial braking. I’m not blaming the drivers for exploiting DRS, and I’m not blaming DRS for being exploitable. I think having two zones was one too many, but DRS itself is not going away at this point, so it’s best to enjoy and actually appreciate the great battles and strategic moves created because of it. Naturally, that is just my opinion. That being said, on the next lap Hamilton almost was able to catch Alonso due to DRS, proving that DRS can allow an overtaken driver to attack back if he is not actually that much slower than the driver who passed him.
Also, I don’t recall saying it was dangerous. My opening comment was a jab at the Senna and Prost incident. Something I always find amusing.11th June 2013, 15:01 at 3:01 pm #237593
Having a sport that encourages rivals to run into each other to win the championship might become a safety concern.
This bit of strategic braking is amusing but also shows how quick witted both drivers were. I see no reason to condemn DRS for this as it was the drivers’ choices to brake on the straight, and it certainly didn’t pay off for Hamilton.28th May 2013, 0:08 at 12:08 am #203332
As soon as I saw “Statement issued on behalf of the ACU” on the homepage my heart sank. Really was hoping we could have another clean year. Such a shame.18th April 2013, 0:11 at 12:11 am #200373
Looking forward to the race.24th February 2013, 18:35 at 6:35 pm #225684
Haha, thank you, much better. Might just loop this for the next 4 hours.24th February 2013, 18:30 at 6:30 pm #225682
I’m already sick of Danica. I might just turn the volume off after the first lap.24th February 2013, 18:02 at 6:02 pm #225673
Looking forward to it, wish they’d hurry things along. These question bits at the start always aggravate me as I find them to be very uninformative and dull.24th February 2013, 1:21 at 1:21 am #225732
It’s difficult to say what exactly should be done because the catch fence actually did its job and kept the car from going into the stands. That being said, the car did tear a large whole in the fence and debris still got through which has always been a problem (same thing happened with Carl Edwards at Talladega in 2009).
I personally don’t have an answer right now on how to improve this safety feature. Spectator safety should be the top priority of every sporting event and many people were saved today by that catch fence being there, but I don’t know how to resolve this secondary issue.
Hope everyone is alright.4th December 2012, 19:27 at 7:27 pm #217820
I remember watching Tony Stewart race the Indy 500 and then the Coca-Cola 600 (I think it was still called that back then) back when I was first getting into racing. I always respected him for competing in both of those very long and demanding races, and it was a shame when he stopped doing it. Would love to see him have another go at it again after all these years.