General Chat Thread, F1 Canadian Grand Prix in General; I thought the race (after it was restarted) was fantastic. When Button first went onto inters in the first part ...
13th June 2011, 09:46 AM #16
I thought the race (after it was restarted) was fantastic. When Button first went onto inters in the first part of the race, I didn't think it'd be red flagged and suspended for so long. And then going onto inters so quickly after the restart showed that conditions weren't as bad as race direction thought. Still got to admit (grudgingly of course) that race direction did a fantastic job of making sure the drivers were safe by deploying the safety to try and preempt major incidents.
Button's drive was fantastic and I nearly exploded when Vettel dropped it on the last lap. Schumacher's race was pretty good too. I think it shows that the Mercedez is good at something, especially in the hands of Schumi.
Did anyone else think that having two zones where DRS could be deployed, was a bit wrong? I mean the speed difference on the start/finish straight was enough for DRS to be effective. Yet they had the two zones and that combined with the rule where a defending driver can only make one defensive move, meant that there was no way that Schumacher could ever have defended his position against Webber.
All in all though, a good race.
13th June 2011, 09:48 AM #17
Yep a stunning race - well done to our man from Frome.
Great comments so far - especially about Webber, one cool dude.
Schumie was also a star - be interesting to see how the result would have been if his car had DRS?
13th June 2011, 09:49 AM #18
Amazing race in the end, my other half got bored and decided to watch something else half way through the red flag stop... ended up catching lap 40 to the end though
I really thought Schumacher had a chance of getting on the podium before that last safety car, I don't normally support him but he also had a damn good race and almost deserved to be up there
13th June 2011, 09:51 AM #19
I'm sure the safety car only went back in around there, so you caught most of the race. I may be wrong but the SC was out for about 14 laps on the restart.
Originally Posted by Jamman960
13th June 2011, 09:54 AM #20
The last ten laps were just amazing. Fantastic stuff!
13th June 2011, 09:55 AM #21
I think that there was someone off, but hidden under trees. The marshal who fell illustrated very clearly why you shouldn't run when crossing the road. When he stopped looking at the next car, I believe he was trying to double guess which way the driver was going to steer around him.
Originally Posted by Hightower
Made F1 worth watching for an afternoon.
13th June 2011, 10:01 AM #22
There were some truly scary moments in that race, weren't there!?
13th June 2011, 10:10 AM #23
That was an absolutely amazing moment. I honestly thought for a minute there would be a very nasty crash because of him slipping and sliding around in the path of an oncoming F1 car.
Originally Posted by Andrew_C
13th June 2011, 10:12 AM #24
The drivers were warned that he slipped on the track so they had to be careful. As for Button winning, I was so glad because he worked his socks off to get to second and the slip up by Vettel made it all that sweeter Would have been nice to see Schumaker back on the podium though! lol
13th June 2011, 10:20 AM #25
Awesome race. Awesome win!!!
I lolled at the marshal. Never seen anything like it. Maybe if he ate less pies he would be less top heavy!
13th June 2011, 10:33 AM #26
Was expecting something like the Buemi incident!
13th June 2011, 10:35 AM #27
To arrive at that conclusion I guess you either:
Originally Posted by Butuz
a) are best mates with him, and therefore knows he eats a lot of pies
b) viewed him on the TV at an earlier point at which time he was eating a pie
2 Thanks to Hightower:
nephilim (14th June 2011), Tech1 (13th June 2011)
13th June 2011, 11:10 AM #28
One of the yellow flags I think was for Di Resta's car in one of the barriers, they even cut to his car and David Coulthard didn't even notice because he was busy talking.
Originally Posted by Hightower
13th June 2011, 11:25 AM #29
Loved it! great race! I even enjoyed the red flag hour and a half for some reason!!
and if the race wasn't entertaining enough we even had a marshall breakdancing on the track!!
Is it wrong that I think it would of been better if Vettel had come off the track and not got back on at all during the final lap? Would of closed the gap in the championship a bit.
Would of liked to see more of Hamilton.
Well done Button! AWESOME!
13th June 2011, 05:50 PM #30
I enjoyed the race once it got going.
I find it pathetic that they start a race under safety car conditions. It's a race...not a sunday morning drive. If it's not safe to race, delay the race till it is and then let them 'race'
Also i thought those stewards who nearly got hit were an embarassment to the race. What were they thinking!?? They should of never been in the middle of the track when cars were still spread out like that. That could of ended very nasty for the steward and not a nice experience for the racing drivers.
Glad to see JB win, Glad to see Vet not win ( i was getting bored of him winning all )
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