F1 » Hamilton: Refuelling ban makes F1 cars 'time bombs'

McLaren-Mercedes' 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton has cautioned that the renewed ban on refuelling in the sport in 2010 has turned F1 cars into dangerous 'time bombs...which could go off at any time'

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Honestly - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 5:01 PM

Lewis Hamilton is a seat of the pants driver who is hard on tires and brakes and with the weight of a fully fueled car expect prematurally shredded tires and smoked brakes as this format does not suit his driving style.

lewis hamilton - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 5:02 PM

waaaaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

im too scared boohoo to drive a wace car with lots of fuel boohoohoo sniff

the nastywasty wules wont be changed to let me stop
its not fair

waaaaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

sharla - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 5:13 PM

The only fire pre refueling was Bergers crash at Imola the Ferrari (scarey watching it live). Since then numerous fire have happen, like a Ligier at Argentina (?). After the stop the fuel poured out and the car spun & fire-balled.

DEclassRegal - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 5:44 PM

Tombo, why do you think the machine is so twitchy when he drives it? He brakes LATE, HARD and VERY DEEP. He brakes so late that many times it is difficult for him to manage the controlled destabilization of the car with braking bias manipulations. He consistently loads the chassis in an unusually extreme manner, one that these machines are typically not designed for and no amount of setup wizardy will be able to make the front end "neutral" with his preferred driving style. The suspension can take it, so can the brakes - but the tires of course are another story. If he is half as good as his disciples claim he will have no problems this year.


February 02, 2010 6:13 PM

dazzie, if a car crashes at any time during a race, it risks a petrol tank being ruptured. so kubicas car would have been no more likely to catch fire, just because it was carrying more fuel! it is the gases that burn, so a nearly empty tank is more dangerous than a full one. the tanks are filled with safety foam, and i think, are lined, so as to prevent spillage. i have seen tests where tracer bullets were fired into petrol tanks, and there were NO explosions. dont believe all you see in films! the likes of laudas fire would have been no different if carrying 100 l or 200 l.

Mark _

February 02, 2010 6:14 PM

Who knows, this could be an attempt by Lewis at mind games for the other drivers. He seems to want to do a lot of that lately.

I suspect that he is a bit worried that he will have to change his style. It will be interesting to see if he has matured enough to hold back until the car is light enough to suit his style. Given his lack of fastest race laps I suspect it will be very difficult for him.

SimonYong - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 6:58 PM

Another brainless comment by a typical assHole if motor racing is not dangerous then why are drivers being paid so much! This ****head has his assHole in the face and his brain in his ass.
Chickens should never be on the road/racetrack.


February 02, 2010 7:13 PM

Would someone please advise the hack who wrote this story that, after being cooked to the well done state by the first 120 L of fuel, the second 120 L doesn't have much of an impact.

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