F1 » Karthikeyan blames steering failure for Rosberg crash

HRT's Narain Karthikeyan said that a hydraulic failure that had locked up his steering was to blame for the violent lap 7 crash with Mercedes' Nico Rosberg in Abu Dhabi.

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commonSense - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 5:14 PM

maybe if you had driven off the track before slamming on your brakes Rosberg wouldnt have almost taken your head off. Gotta give props to the build quality of the cars and the walls & other safety devices.

Buzz45 - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 5:32 PM

I would have imagined that NK didn't have time to have driven off the track, I don't think he's so stupid that he wouldn't have thought of that. If there was any way he could have prevented the crash, I'm sure he would have, but it probably happened so quickly it ws impossible to do anything. Also, with no steering, how could he possibly drive off the track. Common sense, the real common sense, says it's not possible to steer a car when the steering has failed!
It is very fortunate that nobody was hurt though.

commonSenseIsNotSoCommon - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 5:43 PM

so if your less than a couple yards from running off track, pointed off track and when you come to a halt your less than a few yards away from the track, does this mean you can afford to run off track on to tarmac and still make it before you hit the wall many many yards away?

Maybe you should revisit the replay, it was obvious he was going to run off track, the fact that he mashed the brakes on the racing line is whats wrong with what he did, and if you choose to excuse poor driving, thats all on you. But dont pretend you have something to stand on.

commonSense - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 5:45 PM

it was said he lost hydraulic steering, which means it could have been burning hydraulic fluid (exposure to exhaust/engine.) So he did not suffer from weird engine braking/failure.


November 04, 2012 6:24 PM

not so common sense. this time nk did not do anything wrong. it is not an unheard of experience to lose power steering, and it is still possible to race on without the assistance. a little bit harder maybe, but as long as the car is moving, it is controllable. nk may have slowed down, but the simple fact is that nico made a schumi type mistake. he had ample room to make a pass, but failed to take avoiding action. he was lucky that the merc didnt flip as it landed.

Jose - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 11:14 PM

commonSenseIsNotSoCommon ,

Read Richard's post the old man got it spot on.
Rosberg had time to evade, he went straight on, he crashed,
he walked away unhurt ..Lady Luck, baby..
If not I need a smaller Telly, glasses, or a white cane..

The Dog, Jose

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