Where has it been written that Ferrari will pay him less if he drives for another team next year? I doubt Kimi and his mangers are stupid enough to take such a deal. Ferrari must pay him whether or not he drives next year.ringo wrote:But come to think of it he will be a fool for racing. Ferrari will only give him 20 mil if he decides to race for another team, so he will be at a loss of 30 million.
That is a lot of money!
Unless another team pays him 30 million i don't see him racing next year; it's a no brainer, 50 million for sitting a year out is a gift. We have to convince ourselves what 30 million really is before we question kimi's actions.
I sure as hell would not be racing if i stand to lose a potential 30 mil, his wife and family could be pressuring him to sit 2010 out and spend the money with them
And going up against Hamilton in the Mclaren there is no way he is going to win a WDC, so the sacrifice will be in vain.
Let's see how he does in his final race in F1.
I have long been a fan of the tec pro barriers. They are not widely used because old tyres are cheaper. But they actually exceed the safety of tyre barriers by factors and not by percents."You mentally get so used to all the modern tracks getting more and more run off, and then in Abu Dhabi suddenly the run offs are really short because of this Tecpro Barrier. You look at it and think, 'that doesn't look like much run-off'.
"Yet, I would happily trundle around Monaco and not even think about run-off. You always get used to a level of comfort and suddenly, if it is not there, you think about it - but does it actually affect your ability to do your work and the rest of it? It doesn't.
"So, I think there will be a few of the drives saying, 'this looks a bit tight'. But in many ways, they have got used to having tracks with lots of run off and you go to Suzuka, which is a track with not a lot of run-off, and kids are throwing it in the wall.
"I actually think we need an element of that in Formula 1 to maintain respect for the people out of the car - that if you drop it you are going to have a big shunt.
"Also for the drivers, there has to be a penalty for going off a circuit. It should not be a big crash that ends up hurting you, but there has to be a price to pay. And I think this track has redefined the FIA safety standards because of the safety barriers."
Brundle added: "I think it's good. What is refreshing is that it is not a car park with delineated kerbs. You can still whack the barriers there.
"Like at Suzuka, if you make a mistake then you pay the price. Those that didn't [in Japan] looked awesome didn't they? The real stars to me were showing up in Suzuka because it was bloody tough and hard for then - and Abu Dhabi if you make a mistake you will be in the wall.
"It is nice, because in some areas everything else is done to excess, that they have not created acres of run off and supermarket car park zones."
Oh my, there's even a thread for it tooraceman wrote:there they go again, Kimi v/s Lewis
It's like the Tardis, the straight appears shorter than it actually is when you're on it.alelanza wrote:So does anyone know why Yas 1.2 km straight is longer than china´s 1.3 straight?
ESPImperium wrote:The answer to that question is No. The pitlae line is just before the cars go down to the left hander into the tunnel. Meaning there could be a Hamilton @ Shanghai moment in the tunnel, but according to Force India there is suficent space in the tunnel if there is a accedent, its 7 meteres wide and from what i can see has a crane attached to the roof of it for extraction of any cars that choose to park for some reason in there.gator wrote:is the pitlane tunnel subject to the pitlane speed limit? if it is, i wonder if the driver can hold it through the tunnel. or if they will have to slow down a bit to make it though.
who knows, it might make for an interesting moment during the race. where would i go to place a bet on who crashes in the tunnel first?
Also a driver can make a significant ammount of time on the exit if the practice it enough in FP1, FP2 and FP3, id expect a driver could make up a place or two if they are really dialed inj.
When I first watched the video and saw pictures of the pitlane tunnel entrance, I just pictured an over zealous driver understeering on cold tires right into the wall. Thats why I asked...zgred wrote:It is not that narrow in fact. But it is not so difficult to imagine some stupid actions here
Back to Yas Marina - don't nobody think that the circuit has too many right-angle corners? I think those are a killer to an exciting race. It makes a circuit less flowing.
Hehe, makes sense thenroost89 wrote:It's like the Tardis, the straight appears shorter than it actually is when you're on it.alelanza wrote:So does anyone know why Yas 1.2 km straight is longer than china´s 1.3 straight?