Crash.Net User: JoaoSousa

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May 17, 2009 10:21 PM

WTCC » Menu opens account amongst Pau mayhem

The first turn is right ahead of the start/finish line, where the "Safety Car" cardboard was being displayed. So Engstler lifted off the throttle, but, as he explained right after the collision to the Eurosport reporter, he could not slow down immediately because he would be risking a spin. The blame must fall entirely on the safety car driver. There is no excuse to go all the way to the left as suddenly, especially as it a tricky pitlane exit (which he should know). The cardboards were being displayed, everyone knew it would be entering, there was no need to go right in front of cars that would quite obviously not had enough time to completely slow down. The safety car should have


May 17, 2009 8:34 PM

WTCC » Menu opens account amongst Pau mayhem

That was one of the most bizarre accidents I have ever seen and Franz Engstler should be compensated in some way, because he was taken out of a race he was leading due to the appaling incompetence of the race direction/the safety car driver. The least the FIA could do would be to pay for the repairs, as he is an Independent Driver who probably has only one car to run the whole season with.

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