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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February 03, 2010 2:51 PM

john. ALL recent fires have been due to refueling, where the driver is in the car, and at greatest risk. i cant remember the last fire as a result of a crash. but it doesnt matter if you have a 100gal tank or a 150 gal tank. if a fire is going to start in a crash, it will happen!


February 03, 2010 3:35 PM

If people think that it will be just Schumi and Rubino that will have the whip hand being used to driving full race didtance on one fuel load, have they forgooton that the ex-A1GP drivers will also have had that experience. A 70 minute race will nead a fair drop of fuel in the tank and make the car totally different at the start of the race to the end. Sutil and Liuzi are the two that will have had that scenario just off the top of my head. Richard, you are spot on, refueling is the big risk, not the amount of fuel. The only bad fires in the last ages ahave happened at re-fueling. Comparing Lauda's situation is wide of the mark, old unsafe tanks and not near enough marshals for a 15 mile lap

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