lyka

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  1. Kimi, You Cheater!

    I'm not going to quote specific points (too many) but will just add my take: 1. How do we know Kimi used KERS getting back into the track? There is no proof he did use KERS to rejoin the track. In fact, Kimi said in his post race conference it he did not use KERS as the run-off was bumpy. 2. I would say, looking at replays and stills as also the start frame by frame that Kimi is roughly P4 when he goes off. This is hard to tell, because unlike on a strait, this was a hairpin and determining order is difficult. 3. When Kimi rejoins, he overtakes Nick on the track; he does not rejoin ahead of Nick. You have to see still pics, frame by frame views and slow motion to determine this, yes all of which I have done (too much time!) 4. So to recap, Kimi is P4 when he goes off, and he rejoins in P4 when he's back on (Fisico,Kubica,Nick,Kimi) and overtakes Nick on the track. 5. Nick is too deep taking the corner, misses the apex and Trulli is stuck behind Nick. This causes them to lose time and speed, as opposed to Kimi being faster or gaining an advantage. 6. The rule which states advantage blah blah blah is not applicable here as this was the start of the race, and in Spa, the run-off has been used as part of the circuit since the new layout. No penalty ever for running wide, this has been, most probably, discussed in the drivers' meetings etc regarding starts and safety. 7. Hamilton's case last year where he was penalized: he cut a chicane and got ahead. He did not run wide like Kimi. Many will argue, and win with the stewards, that running wide is the longer route, therefore no advantage. 8. Kimi deserves no penalty, no team asked for it and that is enough to put this one to bed. Sorry for the long post!
  2. The Next Battle

    No, this right here is the next battle. Taken from Autosport.com Link: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/76529
  3. Dod Silverstone

    Vettel, it was a very good performance. Plus he did the Schumi podium leap, he earned my vote right there! Followed by Massa.
  4. Will You Watch?

    No. I won't be waking up at unearthly hours (that includes 8 AM on Sundays) to watch the Max and Bernie show.
  5. Gold Medal For Winning

    I can't stop laughing at this, especially the last part
  6. Dod Singapore

    Spoiled for choice here...but I still think I'll go with Alonso!
  7. I do think there is heavy sarcasm here. But anyway, the FIA is a regulatory body and that's its role: regulate (interfere with!) the sport. F1 is as much or more so about the constructors; and different chassis/engine combinations is what defines the sport. Taking this way, I doubt any of the big names would ever compete in what essentially would be a drivers' competition; no constructor loves its drivers this much, not even Ron!
  8. Driver Of The Day-italian Gp

    No brainer for me, Vettel.
  9. Driver Of The Day - Spa

    I liked Massa and Bourdais. Massa because despite being heavier, he had a great qualifying and also Ferrari was worried about the engines, so he did the right thing not messing things up for himself and the team. Two red cars crashing out of the race would have been insane.Bourdais because he drove very well with a damaged car, had a good quali and basically he showed up when his drive for next year is on the line.
  10. Is Vettel The Real Deal?

    Yep, I believe Vettel is a future WDC. He has impressed in difficult driving conditions like the wet when many of the other factors, excluding the drivers and some others, are pretty much equal. He has had some good qualifying sessions this year and is clearly fast. Somehow the fact that he does not have a manager and is still being considered by many of the top teams also impresses me in a way.
  11. Fuel Fires

    With KERS next year the possibility of high temp related fuel fires, such as the ones at Hungary, could be disastrous. What should the FIA do? Strap Max to one of those cars, used of course as a guinea pig for testing safety measures.
  12. Mosley Wins His Case

    The correct decision, with respect to an individual claiming breach of privacy. And the judge said it best when disputing claims that this expose was done in 'public interest'
  13. Kimi Being A Naughty Boy

    Kimi should not have pushed him, but I can't help laughing at this. The more I look at it, the funnier it gets.
  14. Kimi Being A Naughty Boy

    True incident and here is a video, before it gets removed. When the photographer talks about no contact, my guess is there was no prior contact to provoke him being pushed over. Angry Kimi
  15. Idiot Of The Race

    Yes correct. The post to which I was replying implied that LH was closest to the exit, therefore less time for braking etc etc. and that's not true.