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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 ...
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    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.

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    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?

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamman960 View Post
    ended up catching lap 40 to the end though
    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.

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    The last ten laps were just amazing. Fantastic stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    we've got a yellow flag down in 1 & 2, and we have no idea why, we can't see anything to cause it"
    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.

    Made F1 worth watching for an afternoon.

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    There were some truly scary moments in that race, weren't there!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    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.
    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.

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    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

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    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!

    Butuz

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    Was expecting something like the Buemi incident!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    Maybe if he ate less pies he would be less top heavy!
    To arrive at that conclusion I guess you either:

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Not only the guy who fell over, but there was also the couple of times a yellow flag went up and nobody knew why - even the commentators were saying "we've got a yellow flag down in 1 & 2, and we have no idea why, we can't see anything to cause it"
    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.

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    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!

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    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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