F1 » Heavy rain forces qualifying postponement

Persistent heavy rain showers in Melbourne have forced the postponement of the second and third sessions of qualifying for the Australian GP to Sunday morning.

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Frank (NL) - Unregistered

March 16, 2013 11:43 AM

My biggest problem is not with the decision. It's with the i diot that makes the schedules so tight that, with one or two incidents (which is ikely in race #1 of the season), the entire qualifying must be cancelled due to insufficient light. Rediculous. Stupid. etc etc


March 16, 2013 11:47 AM

sunny. i guess that it was borderline, and tht the stewards were waiting for input from the drivers. i would also be reasonably sure that nobody WANTED to stop qualifying, and the decision would be difficult. some drivers had problems, but that is understandable.

but would we be happy if the sessions went ahead and there was a serious accident due t a car aquaplaning and hitting a wall? i guess no. and imagine what us posters would have been saying then about the stewards! they cant win, can they?

frws - Unregistered

March 16, 2013 12:11 PM

Does this mean that the cars still remaining to qualify, can adopt a full dry set up in the event that tomorrow is dry? Or is everyone locked in on a wet set up, regardless of the weather tomorrow?


March 16, 2013 12:51 PM

@ Sunny

No mate I don't think it was as bad as Malaysia.

As I said it had nothing to do with drainage. It was pouring rain at portions of the circuit which were a deluge and drying at other portions and then vica versa would happen and repeat itself. There was absolutely nothing we could do about Mother Nature in this instance.

As for the times of Qualifying and the Race Speak with Bernie. It was his demand.

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