Several of the front-runners for tomorrow's French Grand Prix have said that they would not be happy racing if conditions mirrored that of today's qualifying session.


David Coulthard - fourth on a dramatically shuffled grid - claimed that the drivers' lives would be at risk if the circuit was as wet as it was today, and that the organisers should not allow the race to go ahead unless conditions improved.


"You cannot race in those conditions," the Scot insisted, "They were dangerous, you were aquaplaning on the straight and visibility was zero. If anyone took the decision to let us race, then they would be risking the lives of all the drivers. For the sake of entertainment, we don't want to go out in risky conditions where it is purely down to luck whether you hit a puddle or another car.


"I know, without talking to them, that [fellow GPDA directors] Michael Schumacher and Alex Wurz will share my opinion."


Polesitter Rubens Barrichello, and second and third placed drivers Jean Alesi and Olivier Panis joined Damon Hill in calling for the race to start behind the Safety Car.

 

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