vyselegend wrote:The most advanced technology of the 21st century... Cannot whistand the rain...
Here's your choice. Do you want a car that can go very fast and handle very well in ideal conditions, ie, 90% of the racing situations, or do you want a very slow, poorly handling car that will handle well in the less than 5% of racing situations when it's pouring rain? Also, I'd like to see your concepts for how to get a car capable of both, 'cause I'm sure if you were smarter than Brawn, Newey, and the like, wouldn't you be in their jobs instead?
Even though that rain was predicted half a week ago. And then the FIA needs 50mn to state the obvious.
Yet the race was scheduled almost a year ago. What is this obviousness you speak of? They try to run the race, and they try to complete the race. That is the rules. They don't call it until there is no alternative. The reason they were waiting was that they wanted the opportunity to restart under the SC, and get 3/4 of the race done, giving the drivers and teams full points, rather than half.
Now let's hope China will be more professionaly handled.
Riiight. You should go apply for a position in F1. Anywhere. With a team, or the FIA, or somewhere. Your rich resume of perspectiveless rantings should get you riiiight in.
De Jokke wrote:Fia again wrecked another race. Glock was going to catch button at the very end...
Near as I can tell, Bernie and Max didn't charter some planes to do cloud seeding. I'm fairly certain the rain was a natural phenomenon.
distributing half points, what a farce!!!
In the rules, you must complete 3/4 of the race to award full points. As they had not reached that point, as in the rules, they could only award half points.
People. If you don't have a grasp on the sport, much less reality, please consider investing some time rectifying the matter.
This wasn't a case of a few guys sitting around a table with a bottle of scotch, making --- up as they went along today. THAT took place years ago, they wrote a rulebook, and they're attempting to follow them. Granted, no rule can anticipate every situation, and then we rely upon the judgment of race officials. Sometimes it's good, other times it's not so much.
But today, the race officials did everything as perfectly as possible. They rolled out the SC right when they should have, when the rain was too severe to race, and not a moment earlier. They stopped the race at the right moment, when it was too sketchy to run under the SC. This is evident because nobody got hurt. They did everything in their power to delay their decision to end, because had they restarted under the SC, they could have completed 3/4 of the race, giving the teams and racers full points. When they had no more time, they cancelled.
Everyone who thinks otherwise: How exactly should they have proceeded today, keeping in mind that safety is the first concern, and following the rules of racing is not up for debate?