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March 17, 2016 5:47 PM
Last Edited 24 days ago

MotoGP » Qatar MotoGP - Practice LIVE!

Realist: Any idea what that blinking red light on Rossi's right shoulder is for? Lorenzo didn't have it.
Race suit airbag light. Different suit manufacturers for Rossi & Lorenzo? If they use the same the airbag is active and ready when the suit is fully zipped up, was one of them partially unzipped because of the heat?


March 09, 2016 1:01 PM

MotoGP » Suzi Perry back in MotoGP with BT Sport

Heuwen and Ryder just try to out-pedant each other, I tried the MotoGP team but one of them is an annoying growly voiced Mr Cliche and neither pronounce riders names properly and both different to each other. Have they never said "you say his name blah blah, I pronounce it bleh bleh I wonder which one of us is right, perhaps we should ask". I don't recall the constant pedantry and finishing each others sentences during the Moody/Ryder period. I do however like 3 in a commentary box, because 2 never seem to follow everything. So throw Spalders in there as well.


March 07, 2016 2:22 PM
Last Edited 55 days ago

F1 » Halo is more relevant for IndyCar than F1 - Palmer

It's a solution to a problem that doesn't exist in F1. Problems are recurrent, this has happened in F1 once and then how many other times has a spring come off a car before or since hitting the following driver. One other F1 example I could think off is when Jean Alesi's rear wing mounted camera came off his Ferrari hitting and damaging team mate Berger's front suspension. They changed the camera fitting and cameras are not mounted on the rear wing. It's never happened again. Regarding Henry Surtees tragic accident in a F2 race stronger wheel tethers will and have prevented wheels hitting others and in Indycar a rule change regarding less items able to break off in one large piece wouldn't hurt. Have the 2 formula that have experience fatalities suggested Halo devices, no they haven't. It's just F1 that has as usual taken the knee jerk reaction. And as for visibility, I think being able to see up the track to spot obstructions or yellow flags is more important.


March 07, 2016 9:15 PM

F1 » Halo is more relevant for IndyCar than F1 - Palmer

richard: dbl. despite wheel tethers, wheels have still come off cars in f1. and dont forget, it is not a WHEEL tether, it is a HUB tether. remember webbers wheel bouncing down the pits? anyway, waiting for something to happen is not the best idea. better to take steps to minimise any risk. kimi says and seb both said that the halo did not obstruct their vision. and kimi even said that it HELPED him to exit the car as it gave him handles to assist him. simple fact is that teams and fia have said it must be fitted next year and majority of sensible drivers have welcomed it
Everyone refers to them as wheel tethers, because it's a WHEEL HUB. They are going to allow refuelling back in 2017, isn't that more dangerous? There have been many more pitlane fires in F1 than foreign object cockpit intrusion.


March 07, 2016 3:42 PM

F1 » Halo is more relevant for IndyCar than F1 - Palmer

For some reason (too long) my comment above keeps getting cut off. - Visibility for example like going down to and through Eau Rouge and up to Radillon, visibility ahead (because the driver will be look up and ahead) will be limited using a Halo device like the one Raikonnen tested. Similar with Indycars, they are looking ahead and through the banked corners it would also provide a blind spot high on the banking ahead of them.

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