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rob01

August 24, 2015 6:44 PM

F1 » What we learned at the Belgian Grand Prix


We also learned that everyone cares about tires blowing up but it was OK for Vettel to drive around the track with a tire shredding shrapnel all over and that is OK. Yes others have done it as well. They should be required to pull off the track as quick as possible. Nearly every race weekend car parts or tire pieces are left for the Marshalls and track people to run out and collect. Vettel knew his race was over so why let him or anyone else litter the track with that type of debris? His debris could have changed the outcome of the race.

rob01

August 24, 2015 9:13 PM

F1 » What we learned at the Belgian Grand Prix


richard:
MrTopHat1: Agreed. Very poor form hogging the racing line and hindering those behind.
yes, he should have stopped on the track and brought out a safety car.? get real, no racer gives up. he , like many many others before him, was trying to get around to the pits to replace the wheel and perhaps salvage a point or two.
A high risk that compromises all the other drivers race. And i am only using Vettel due to it being most recent. Many others have done the same. But shedding the carcass on the racing surface should be stopped. He should not stop on the track but find the nearest location dictated by race control and park it.

rob01

August 24, 2015 9:24 PM

F1 » Furious Vettel fumes at Pirelli after tyre blow


Pau1inel: I think we have to differentiate between tyres going off ( loosing performance quickly) and having catastrophic failure without warning. The former is to be expected as the tyres come to the end of their performance expectations or predictions and the latter is completely unexceptable and very dangerous. Somebody somewhere has to speak out. Nobody wants to use the actual words but I don't think there are many people who don't know what Vettel meant when he questioned what needs to happen before appropriate action is taken to get this problem sorted out.
He was 3 seconds or more off the pace. A true indicator to change the tires.

rob01

August 24, 2015 8:16 PM

F1 » Pirelli: F1 ignored our request to limit laps


107SS2009: Regardless of the bull crap Hembery came out with after the race, Vettel's tyres were well within Pirelli's recommended safety life limit by as much as 25 percent less then what Pirelli themselves recommended, plus to that FERRARI like all other teams had a Pirelli engineer/adviser in their garage with them who gave them no warning that they were taking any risk with their strategy.
28 laps was overly optimistic based on any historical evidence with the medium tire. And for sure exceeding track limits by Vettel on 40 percent of his laps was a huge factor. It was a gamble that Ferrari had to take due to the poor weekend they were having.

rob01

August 24, 2015 6:00 PM

F1 » Arrivabene: One-stop strategy was always Plan A


Tbone1209: There's a huge difference between operating the tires beyond their performance envelope and losing 3 seconds a lap and having a catastrophic failure. The tires should have a zone where they simply don't provide traction, hence making it a disadvantage to go into that zone. These tires gave no indication they were beyond their performance envelope. This could have been a catastrophie if it would have happened 250 meters earlier. Does someone have to end up like poor Bianchi before they realize something base to be done regarding these **** tires? The cars were 3-6 seconds faster in 2005 and we never saw tire failures like this (well, except for Indy).
Lewis ,nico,Grosjean and Kvyat all ran faster than anyone over the last 5 years at that track. They were the top 4 of this year's event.

rob01

August 24, 2015 9:22 PM

F1 » Ricciardo 'loses podium' after more technical troubles


Taipan:
rob01: Dan needs to understand the protocol when stopping on the track. The worker had to tell him five or six times to put the steering wheel back on the car.
He did seem a bit confused by the whole thing didn't he?
Yes, very odd as he has been through the routine a few times this year. For a minute I thought he was going to walk off with. Maybe he wanted a SC out to help Danny.


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