With regards to Hamilton...Originally Posted by Sporting Regulations
Hamilton should have been made to yield the position according to the sporting regs.20.2 - Drivers must use the track at all times. For the avoidance of doubt the white lines defining the track edges are considered to be part of the track but the kerbs are not. A driver will be judged to have left the track if no part of the car remains in contact with the track.
Should a car leave the track the driver may rejoin, however, this may only be done when it is safe to do so and without gaining any advantage.
A driver may not deliberately leave the track without justifiable reason.
I don't think enough people on here are excited enough by Kimi placing 2nd!!!!
At the beginning of the season we all said, cool that he's back, he'll probably be mid-field most of the year. Talented driver in a semi-competitive car... you know how it goes. Another Schumacher situation maybe. Then on his 4th race back after being out since 2009 he gets 2nd place!!! Mere seconds away from winning. Not in a Red Bull, not in McLaren, not in a Mercedes. He comes back, gets comfortable, remembers how to drive, figures out the new tires and places 2nd!!!
What's wrong with you people! We should be going crazy for this result. He's on the podium!
Last edited by Hawk; 04-23-2012 at 01:59 AM.
The Lotus was abnormally quick this weekend, kind of how the Mercedes was in China. The speed they pulled down the front straight with their DRS was ridiculous (318 km/h to RBR's 307 km/h). Not taking anything away from Kimi, as it was a hell of a win, but the fact that Romain is standing next to him on the 3rd step... Well, I think that speaks to the fact that the car, not just the driver, was exceptionally quick in Bahrain. Let's not forget that Webber in the same car as Vettel only managed 4th, and I'd rate him above Romain.
All that aside, it was fantastic watching Kimi slice through the field from 11th to 2nd.
I am very excited to see Kimi back in Formula 1 let alone being on the podium after thinking that he'd never return to open-wheel racing at all.
Lotus has brought few bodywork changes to Bahrain race which seems to have paid off. I guess we'll have to wait 'till Barcelona and see if it was a one off.
Got give a guy credit for being World Driver Champion, leaving the F1 Circus to play around in Rally and coming back a few years later and beating people who have been trying since he left and doing nothing. I am looking at you Massa.
Sad to see Bruno Senna did'nt score. Oh well. On to the next race.
kimi showed what a driver he really is, from starting 11th making it to second is amazing it is obvious that lotus is hear to stay. this F1 season is prob the best season i have seen for years the action has been out of this world. four races four different constructers taking a win in each. comon that is unheard of in formula 1. and dont leave schumacher out to dry, you have to understand he came from the complete back of the pack to get into points. the guy is a 7 time world champion and still shows why he was. all in all this season has been beyond the word of exciting and i cannot wait to see the next race in 20 days.
what amazed me though is how he managed to practice and qualify on only 7 sets of tires, on a track that has high degradation. I hope ferrari can learn a thing or two here. they wasted a set just to get alonso to start from 9th instead of 11th. thats just wasteful.
The real problem, and I foresaw it immediately when the released the new regs, is the ambiguity of this new "one move rule". I thought the regulation was so that if one made a blocking move then they wouldn't be allowed to return to the racing line. But it appears that is not the case.
i got into formula 1 last year, and this year is absolutely nuts. anything can happen any race weekend.
Loving this season so far.. podium positions are all over the place, and even though pole remains an invaluable asset to winning, cars seem to be constantly racing for position throughout the entire field. Seeing Lotus and Mercedes factory teams on the podium after such long periods was awesome, and I'm impressed with the runs being put in by some of the lesser constructors. 8 teams have a serious chance of getting good points every round
Yeah F1 was way more exciting in the Schumacher era where he basically won every race for 5 years. Let's go back to that.Originally Posted by BBC
"Unsatisfying"? For him maybe, I think fans are pretty happy with the season so far.
"Only one or two teams can handle the tires."? Seems like the lesser teams have way more of a shot at a good finish thanks to the new tires compounds.
Sounds like Schuey whinning to me.
"It was also interesting to hear Mercedes' Michael Schumacher complain about the Pirelli tyres.
He is a professional racing driver, and it's all about looking after your tyres. You do that by getting the right balance on the car.
When I was involved with Bridgestone tyres with Jaguar in the early 2000s, in the middle of the tyre war with Michelin, Schumacher and Ferrari had tyres we were not even allowed to look at.
They cost so much money that Bridgestone could not afford to supply them to everyone. And whenever we did have an opportunity to run a derivative of those tyres, our lap times were much, much better.
It's a bit sad that Michael now sees things the other way around, because a lot of his competitiveness in those days was down to the working relationship he and Ferrari had with Bridgestone, one to which nobody else had access.
Now there's a standard tyre, it's down to him and Mercedes to get it working properly, not point the finger at the supplier."