F1 » Webber slams 'first-lap nutcase'

Mark Webber has launched into a blistering attack on Romain Grosjean, calling him a "first-lap nutscase" and saying that the Lotus driver's performance is "embarrassing at this level."

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jose - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 7:54 PM

Man what a revolting development his is for Roman. No incrimination
or disingenuous name calling or finger pointing from the old Dog.

Your competitive position now has been compromised . You cannot
attack with abandon you must be extra careful now, you cannot roll
the dice especially doing the starts. just cool it and let your pace do the
racing..Webber is 'ticked off', as well as he should be. Actually he has
been involved in 'bumper car racing', as well as most on the grid.
Some here on the forum wants you gone. Care little, what goes on
here is for the most part is browbeating noise. Just keep on keeping on, with care.

Old Jose

jose - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 8:30 PM

excellent description ( pool balls in a sock) of what goes on here.
Actually I really enjoy all the noise..

Maybe its time to do away with standing starts. A quick paced rolling
start, single file, or two by two, regulated by the Pace Car would be much safer.
The cars now are just to fast now to have 20+ cars trying to out brake
each other at the first turn. Twenty four cars all trying to thread the
needle at the first turn, something bad is going to happen.
The start of almost every race is a, 'off the road, Bang, Bang car damaging' event..Having cars knock out of the race is just a waste, at best, at worse, a driver will get seriously hurt, big time.
the way I see it

The Badman, Jose


October 07, 2012 8:36 PM

Evening Jose,

"The cars are too fast now for standing starts" ?
(ok I paraphrased and corrected the dodgy spelling)

The cars were faster 20 years ago so what "logic" did you use to work that one out? DOG logic?


October 07, 2012 8:41 PM

Staggered start like rallying, quick spacing, 1 - 1.5 seconds.
Imagine the tension trying to work out who is where after a couple of laps and pits tops.

But hey. This is F1.
It won't change for the good.
But we can dream.

Mark _

October 07, 2012 8:49 PM

The problem is not standing starts. They would be going even faster with a rolling start. Look at Indycar where they have been doing rolling starts forever. Half the time they cannot even line up correctly so they don't get a green flag. Indycar does have it's share of first corner crashes too.

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