F1 » Coulthard: Gap between best and worst F1 cars is 'dangerous'

Mark Webber's former team-mate turned BBC F1 pundit David Coulthard has described the difference in speed between the fastest and slowest cars in F1 as 'dangerous' and in urgent need of remedy in the wake of the Australian's terrifying Valencia shunt

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Colin - Unregistered

July 02, 2010 2:06 PM

I like DC but he's getting more like di Montezemolo every day with his bleating about the new teams, qualifying well within the old (and new) 107% rule is as clear a sign as is needed that the new teams are fit for purpose!

Webber misjudged an overtake and paid the price - end of!

Mika Hacked

July 02, 2010 2:19 PM

he,s right, top speeds do vary but differences are exits, the distance needed to break and picking up again, worlds apart and dangerous,he should have had a blue flag after one lap, but at the same time Webber did not need a sledge hammer to crack a nut

Adrian Roberts - Unregistered

July 02, 2010 2:32 PM

If the accident was caused by a disparity in car speeds how do you explain the same accident at the same corner the day before in the GP2 race where 2 identical cars travelling at very similar speeds still made contact. Surely it is the responsibility of the driver behind (Webber) to ensure he does not driver in to the back of the car in front of him.It was driver error by Webber pure and simple - I'm starting to lose respect for DC.Just remember the same type of accident killed Gilles Villeneuve and many before and since.
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Calvin _

July 02, 2010 2:38 PM

Good point about Le Mans. There they have several series at different top speeds.

The disparity is not helped by limited testing (FIA), short amount of time allowed to get their cars ready (FIA) and the amount of new drivers in the new teams.


July 02, 2010 2:39 PM
Last Edited 2047 days ago

IMO Mark was frustrated by his start and that includes getting passed before the bridge by Kubica and Button hence the lack of concentration. Everything that happened got to him and could have possibly cost him his life(hopefully he learned something). If I am not mistaken Villeneuve had some sh$# on his brain as well. Something had happened in that race or in the previous race. Sorry cant remember. CRS it happens! :p :)

If anyone can remember please enlighten me. Thanks! Ed

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