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    Abu Dhabi

    Ferrari has probably commited the blunder of the century, Alonso has to clear Petrov and Rosberg, Even if they have to pit late kubica will probably come out in front after his pit. Vettel just has to keep it together.
  2. That was more or less what I was getting at. I am not a fan of Button but if he wins it this year I would say he has redefined the Prost model.
  3. What about the Mclaren drivers? Didn't Jenson have the pace to challenge Lewis? I think he drove a very good race and probably had the edge on Lewis. Somewhere around that point he got the message that Webber was told to let him go. Then Jenson, that according to his engineer, was " one of the fastest cars on track" didn't make an attempt to challenge Lewis who at the time was saving fuel. Probably a wise choice, as a position swap would only serve him 4 points against Lewis, while a potential accident would leave him back in 4th in the championship. Jenson seems to choose his battles,had they been first and second it probably would have been another story.
  4. Webber has 2-3 seasons left and is finally in a car that can win races. He has a contract for next year. It's fine to show that he is not going to play second fiddle to Vettel. His outburst lead to the statement from the team that when the situation arises, they are going to favor the one leading on points. In his case I guess it means that as long as he is leading he can at least count on equal terms. Who knows, maybe Webber can win the championship this year and then move to Mercedes for next year. Of course I am by no means insinuating Webber's responses were by any means calculated, I just don't thing it came out that bad for him.
  5. After looking through the safety car rules ( http://www.formula1.com/inside_f1/rules_and_regulations/sporting_regulations/8687/fia.html) I am under the impression that after you have seen the safety car, you are to stay behind it unless told otherwise. The first safety car line controls overtaking between cars just after the safety car has returned to the pits. The second safety car line is used to regulate overtaking of cars that are exiting the pits while the race is under safety car. Nowhere do the rules specify that the safety car is considered to be on track after passing the second safety car line. IMO as soon as the safety car has passed the pit exit it is considered on track. Now if you are passing the pit exit at 190mph and miss to spot the SC that emerges just as you pass, then you might be given the benefit of the doubt but seeing it and braking first and then intentionally accelerating makes it very hard to justify anything else than an intentional breach of the rules. Hamilton said afterwords that he was confused. “Whenever a Safety Car comes out, it’s difficult to compute all the information. There are all these beeps in your ear, and lights flashing on your dashboard too. There’s got to be a certain time between the ‘Safety Car 1′ line and the ‘Safety Car 2′ line, and between those two lines you can go fast. So it’s all a bit complicated. “So I pushed past the last Safety Car line, and was obviously then trying to close the gap to Seb. But as I came out of the first corner, all of a sudden I saw the Safety Car coming out, so I backed off and went across the line as I did that, so I thought I was okay. You are supposed to slow down already after you see the SC signs and yellow flags and to assure people slow down and not rush to the pits at full speed there is a "maximum time" that is calculated by the ECU that you should take from the moment the signs are shown till the second safety car line (people that got the 5 second penalties drove faster than that). It is beyond criticism that it took 15 laps to penalize him and beyond belief that he was penalized with a drive through and not a stop and go penalty. According to the rules those are the two penalties that the stewards can impose, so next time you are stuck behind the safety car, just overtake it and gain a whole lap and laugh about it when you get a drive though.
  6. If the vertical rods are close enough they could probably stop a wheel approaching from the side or even from ahead (if positioned horisontally). With proper positioning you could probably have those bars out of the way of the mirrors. Still, with open c#ckpit race cars you cannot have full protection. That roll-bar would not have stopped the spring that injured Massa or other parts small enough to get through. A whole engine could probably get through coming from ahead. I wonder why a c#ckpit canopy has not been discussed, or even covering the wheels (Both these measures would produce faster cars) but I guess the (visual) purity of the cars is very important for the sport.
  7. Well, if the ratio is the same as before, then how does that affect overtaking and taking risks? Seems the only benefit is that it provides more motive for the midfield teams. You can still build a lead in the start of the season if you have the better car and then play it safe later on. Probably a bit better than the older system as you can still pickup a few points if you are running high and mess up due to a mistake or overtaking.
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