F1 » Button victorious, after shattering start at Spa

Jenson Button had a perfect race to win his first Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, but the race started with disaster for several of the front runners who ended up in a heap at La Source.

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September 03, 2012 10:34 AM

wow! an endorsement from rgb/lulutg etc!

i see that the issue of closed co ckpits is now being discussed following this accident. seems a bit of a knee jerk reaction to me. the cause of rg flying was due to the rear driven wheel launching itself off the wheel of the macca. surely a better solution would be to try to prevent such an event, by bringing in bodywork such as now used in indycars. the wheels are protected but cars still resemble full open wheelers.

Sean - Unregistered

September 03, 2012 9:27 PM

Firstly, incompletely agree with Richard's post on enclosed cock-pits ... albeit that it is not just a tyre issue in isolation, but I do agree that a solution for the prevention of possible detached parts / debris will go a long way to ensuring we keep open cock-pits / monoposto form.

I froze when I seen Alonso sitting there, briefly appearing motionless. I adore my sport, and regardless of my personal thoughts I would never want to see any driver injured or worse, killed, although I do fear that unless more is done to protect the drivers should a car become airborne (biggest concern), or a wheel break loose ... someone will suffer a similar fate to that of young Henry Surtees.

Slightly off topic, but getting back on track (no pun intended!) ... I really can't believe that all the talk is of Grosjean causing the accident. Lewis had one of the worst weekends of his career, and that's excluding his first corner retirement. Has anyone even thought about where he was at in his own head?

Sean - Unregistered

September 03, 2012 9:30 PM

Grosjean pulled over with Lewis in his dead spot, so as far as he was concerned (and me) he was ahead ... Lewis admitted that there was no one behind him ... he could of lifted, just as Grojean could have allowed a few inches more ... what I'm getting at is that for me it was more a racing incident ... at no point in the race are all of the cars so close together, nowhere! ... drivers know this, but they will still not yield, that's what they do ... it's mental to think that real fans don't see it like this, I have quiet a few Hammy mates ... they all agree??? ...

Just saying like ... :-)

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