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richard

October 07, 2014 12:49 PM
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F1 » Smedley: Closed F1 cockpits ‘very easy to implement’


Googolplex: Sunny, You are very passionate about this issue, but I think we have to accept it is in the nature of every F1 driver to always push the envelope even when double yellows are being waved. I think it would be interesting to know the speed every other driver went through that section after Sutil's accident before we start putting any blame on Jules.
googol. the speeds that were shown from the gps of the following cars were all in excess of 200 kph! there was no discernible slowing down of any car behind bianchi, ericcson was doing 220 (faster than bianchi), then along came chilton at 230 kph. next time around, chilton was doing 243 kph! so much for lifting off! bianchis speed at point of impact had reduced to 93 kph.

richard

October 07, 2014 8:42 AM

F1 » Dennis’ dig at Mercedes F1 engines


nutty. your comments actually defy belief! do you actually follow f1, or these threads? all merc teams get the exact same motor, despite all your assertions! and as for merc not telling macca how to set their injectors????? unbelievable! it is the correlation programmes to the electrical units that creates the problems. macca just have not sorted out their programming, and if they do, they will be on pace with merc.

richard

October 07, 2014 8:36 AM

F1 » Raikkonen: ‘Is it safe ever?’


Fullofit: Incorrect. Aquaplaning is when these cars effectively become boats riding on the planks under the floor instead of the tyres. The higher a car rides the less chance of that happening. It's also one of the key reasons that the full wet is a taller tyre.
aquaplaning is when the tyre cannot remove the water from between the tyre and the road, causing the tyres to ride up on the water and lose contact with the road. think speedboats...they go through the water until a speed is reached where the boat rides up on thew bow wave and starts skimming over the water. it happens when you hit puddles on the road, and if your tyres are worn, it happens at a lower speed due to non dispersal of water.

richard

October 06, 2014 6:55 PM

F1 » Raikkonen: ‘Is it safe ever?’


Nikeros: Oh for goodness sake yourself! I don't read your ubiquitous posts because you bore me to tears. Drivers look ahead. They see a green flag 100 meters down the road and they assume there is no more problem. The green flag was very high in the air and the equipment was at ground level. Flying a green flag right on top of an accident site is quite absurd.
you should take up marshalling some time, and maybe you will learn something about the flag signals. the drivers are fully aware of them. do you really think that jules sped up before the flag? look at last year where there were accusations that a car made a move before the green. it is not allowed, and jules is a professional driver and has full knowledge of the rules. so you dont understand them? that is your problem.

richard

October 07, 2014 9:32 AM

F1 » Bianchi 'critical but stable' after crash


sunny, what i find sad is some using such an event to try and blame / castigate everybody, without even checking rules and regs. really it is up to fia to investigate the sequence of events and to take any action that is deemed necessary. by the way. i saw a clip on a technical site of nurburgring in 2007, when nearly a dozen cars went off at one corner, when there were four bobcats trying to move cars. there was no outcry after that event, but it takes a serious injury to bring out all the "experts" who know the rules better than the drivers themselves.

richard

October 06, 2014 10:00 PM

F1 » What we learned at the Japanese Grand Prix


walrus. and how many hydraulic cranes would be needed for a 5.8 km circuit? and how would they be able to reach all parts of the track ? (an accident can happen anywhere). all tracks would have to have an equal length service road outside the barriers. also, f1 might be able to afford a number of cranes, but unless they were prepared to ship them aound the world, it is the circuits that would have to pay for these. something they already do by hiring in the equipment. also the cars already have special warning lights for denoting the doubl wave yellow (prepare to stop) signal . there is no easy answer to this once in a lifetime problem

richard

October 07, 2014 8:32 AM

F1 » Bianchi 'critical but stable' after crash


for those going on about the green flag, go and check the flag marshalling regs. the flags etc are dictated by central control. the cars are all fitted with flag indication displays, so to say that a driver might not have see the previous double yellows, does not hold water. and as for the flags in post 12, all the other drivers knew what they were for and acted accordingly. and in the unlikely event that a mistake was made by anybody, it would not have made even the slightest difference! the flag was AFTER the scene of the accident. close, yes, but after the scene. bianchi speared off the road well before the post 12. examination of speeds at that corner , where cars were still under double yellows from post 11, show that no car slowed down!

richard

October 06, 2014 7:17 PM

F1 » Bianchi 'critical but stable' after crash


Taipan: Richard nobody would have mentioned it if it had been 100yds further on because it would have been well away from the incident. From that footage (and possible it is just the angle it's filmed from) it looks like the green flag is right behind the recovery operation.
ty, i thought that YOU would have more knowledge of the flags! the incident took place BETWEEN post 11 and post 12, so that is the area that was subject to double yellows. post 12 was correctly indicating that the area between post 12 and post 13 was open to racing. yes, it is confusing to those who do not know the flags, but to try and apportion blame to marshals that were doing their job, is totally unfair.

richard

October 06, 2014 6:44 PM

F1 » Bianchi 'critical but stable' after crash


Taipan:
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My God that's the first I've seen the accident and it's horrific, a miracle that Jules is still alive. Totally agree with you regarding the green flag that just looks misplaced. Very best wishes to Jules.
wow, that was nasty. interesting that jules was on the tarmac, but going at a hell of a speed. wheels were not locked up, so possibly brake failure. re the green flag. the accident happened BEFORE post 12, and as track was clear ahead, the use of green flag for the track ahead was totally in order. it was just chance that the marshals post was immediately past the pont of accident. had it been 100 m further on, nobody ould even mention it. the waved yellows were displayed correctly at post 11, and referred to the track BETWEEN post 11 and post 12, not to the track beyond post 12, where racing could continue.


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