Or Grand Prix as they'd prefer we call it. What a farce - changing the rules midseason (which is against the rules). No, sorry - they changed the rules *mid-event* which is even more against the rules, and expect people to not moan?
Look at the state of the grid - ok a shake up might not be a bad thing, but when you have vehicles built around a technology to get the most out of it, you're going to end up with some right shambles like the McLarens today.
The FIA need shooting. Again. They are easily one of the most corrupt organisations around, possibly alongside UK government and Italian mafia.
I missed the qualifiers, whats changed?
I really enjoyed it. The best gualifiying session i've seen for a VERY long time.
FIA have been umming and arring about blown diffusers this week, so on Thursday they banned them.
Then they unbanned them, thinking it'll offer too much of a disadvantage to a few teams.
They they rebanned them with some exceptions for Renault powered cars.
As a result, cars that didn't rely at all on blown diffuser tech (Ferrari) are very, very strong. Cars that did (Red Bull, McLaren) are heavily affected. However, unlike the McLaren, the Red Bull wasn't designed entirely around that one feature. Whilst they are slower, they're not as heavily affected as McLaren, who built their entire car around a blown diffuser. Without that, they have absolutely no stability in the corners, and have been tweaking their car all weekend; effectively meaning they are using guesswork to set up a car from scratch. This has been painfully obvious in Quali where they have barely been able to make it into Q3.
I absolutely hate rules being changed on the fly - and rules like this MUST be changed between seasons for teams to be able to adjust, otherwise you're just raining on the entire championship.
Last edited by vikpaw; 11th July 2011 at 11:06 AM. Reason: language!
Oh, and now if all the teams agree they're going to undo it all. Next race.
Cheers FIA, you've just made our home GP 100% pointless.
Here's hoping for a spot of rain and an entertaining race.
Oh and ABV
(Anyone but Vettel, as much as I admire him)
they should just ban rules in F1, apart from the obvious 1st out of x laps wins. anything should go, including car mounted rocket launchers. it would be a much better spectator sport.
Well it always plays in to the hands of ferrari after a while...hence the nickname Ferrari International Assistance
I was wondering what the scandal was. Thanks for the info.
Bet Webber is mightily annoyed.
"Keep the distance"
Bloomin' team orders!
Team orders again, grrr.
But what a ball-bustingly great day!
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