General Chat Thread, F1 Canadian Grand Prix in General; Watched it from start to finish - only moving to pour my wine and facebook about how crap the marshals ...
13th June 2011, 06:21 PM #31
Watched it from start to finish - only moving to pour my wine and facebook about how crap the marshals were.
I did jump up and down though when Vettel spun off in delight.
Brundle was brilliant at keeping us entertained during the wet bits.....
14th June 2011, 09:32 AM #32
I will admit, each time JB gained a place in that to 10 I was shouting, it became louder and louder once he had Webber and Schumacher... when Vettel went off... think I almost lost my voice.
Originally Posted by mattx
14th June 2011, 09:43 AM #33
The cars running on the track will have dried it from "un-raceable" to " we might be able to race for a while", and they will have gone some way to bringing the brakes up to temperature. These are explanations given by a team principal. I trust his views on the matter.
Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem
14th June 2011, 09:47 AM #34
To be fair to the Stewards, they were the ones down there on the track. The drivers also are the ones down there and standing water has always been an issue and for F1 cars they just simply can't handle it. It's like asking a fighter pilot to fly very slow through a storm.
14th June 2011, 09:48 AM #35
The main problem is that as teams are not allowed to change the fundamental setup of the car from the start of qualifying, the cars were in dry setup with some such as McLaren opting for a slightly compromised setup as wet weather was forecast. In dry weather setup, they will run much lower to the ground and have quite a different overall car setup to a wet setup, which makes it dangerous for them to run in wet weather due to aquaplaning.
14th June 2011, 09:49 AM #36
I have to agree with you. These vehicles are not a suped up Impreza that you'd throw around a Major Fast Food Chain car park. They are highly tuned bits of machinery that need a life support machine to stay alive, and as has been pointed out, the brakes are like wet cardboard when the heat is not in them. Everyone has agreed that the race was a spectacular event, even if the safety car was out for a good number of laps. So by allowing them to race without the SC the lives of those drivers are put at further risk for no apparent benefit.
Originally Posted by Andrew_C
14th June 2011, 09:54 AM #37
What do you mean? Did you not see the concentration on their faces, as they took a run up with a broomstick in the hope that this would somehow make the water vanish?
Originally Posted by mattx
I kneel before their mystical powers and wizardry.
We've had the Wally with the Brolly, now we have the Bafoon with the Broom. :-)
14th June 2011, 09:57 AM #38
Buffoon....... Buffoon with the Broom
Originally Posted by AyatollahPies
14th June 2011, 10:33 AM #39
Originally Posted by Hightower
Is that what's called a "Doh!" moment?
Hey, look what I found.
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