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October 07, 2014 1:54 PM

F1 » Smedley: Closed F1 cockpits ‘very easy to implement’


richard:
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.
Thanks Rich.

Googolplex

October 07, 2014 12:16 PM

F1 » Smedley: Closed F1 cockpits ‘very easy to implement’


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.

Googolplex

October 06, 2014 2:52 PM

F1 » Raikkonen: ‘Is it safe ever?’


I think the Old Git has a worth while point. If lessons can be learned from this accident and the safety of F1 improved by changing the approach then so it should be. We should not cast an uncritical eye over the incident and just say it was unfortunate. The old dogma of saying these guys are professional race drivers and know the risks was discredited back in the 60's thanks to the efforts of people like Jackie Stewart and later Dr Syd Watkins. It is definitely worth looking at ways for big heavy unforgiving high clearance recovery vehicles that lumber around recovering crashed cars during a race to operate in a way that reduces the level of risk they pose to drivers still racing.

Googolplex

October 05, 2014 6:44 AM

F1 » Alonso: I’m the F1 decision maker


Pepe:
107SS2009:
Pepe: Alonso and Qatar Taliz, you are close..., very close :) If everyone knows Alonso just came back from Qatar to the funeral of his sponsor Emilio Botin (SANTANDER) in Santander (Spain), good friend of his. Alonso was in Qatar getting finance for his cycling team, in fact he already got the international license to run the Tour of France. I would not be surprised if at the same time it crossed his mind to get the financing along Honda to purchase ML..., and fully supported by the power house which is Santander and some capital from Qatar. Now it makes sense his declarations. Goodbye... RON Jose in Toronto
Jose, long time no read/hear.
I know, 63 and getting old, just got a heart attach last month (Aug 25th) and too many fan boys conditioned by their liking to be objectives.... btw in rehab getting much better hehehehehe Jose in Toronto
Is that Jose from the Hood?

Googolplex

October 07, 2014 2:07 AM

F1 » Raikkonen: ‘Is it safe ever?’


richard: googol. i am all for safety and have stated that many times, and got slated for it too!. but the simple fact is that you either leave a car in its position and hope that another car does not crash into it, remembering it may even be on the racing line, or else find some way of lifting it up and removing it. unfortunately there is no knwn way of doing that without use of a mechanical vehicle. even if you could use a helicopter, there would remain a risk of the car falling, or the chopper having engine failure etc etc. so we are stuck with the current arrangement, which is the best that can be done.
Rich, I don't know the answers and you may be right, but in my view every accident where there is serious injury requires that there be a period of critical reflection and analysis as to whether things can be done better and safer.


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