Belgian GP 2009 - Spa Francorchamps

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Post Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:03 pm

hi guys ..it seems people are criticising kimi for using kers and cutting the chicane in the first corner... and i dont understand why? KERS is an option for everybody and only them and mclaren are running it now.everybdy can run it ..so why criticising him.
deepforezt
 
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Post Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:50 pm

I don't think anyone is being critical of Ferrari having KERS itself, but a driver might make a decision to go around everyone on the outside of the track, if he knows he has an extra 80hp in the bank.
Before I do anything I ask myself “Would an idiot do that?” And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing. - Dwight Schrute
Giblet
 
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Post Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:38 am

richard_leeds wrote:Its a near impossible rule to enforce in that situation. We so rarely see any penalty on incidents at the first bend after a start. I think it is simply a matter of survival. Perhaps grass/gravel on that corner would make running wide more of a disadvantage?


Thankfully Charile Whiting has confirmed the above for Monza:

http://www.f1technical.net/news/13314


Also, maybe Spa should use those polysterene blocks they have at Monza?
richard_leeds
 
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Location: UK

Post Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:37 pm

richard_leeds wrote:Also, maybe Spa should use those polysterene blocks they have at Monza?

Wider/longer strip of artificial grass to induce a greater loss of speed might help too.
Saribro
 
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Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:57 pm

i think richard said it right.. by running wide u will gather all the dirt and its not easy to cope up again..even in monza kimi was pushed to the grass by hamilton and he looses the momentum ..otherwise kimi would have easily passed hamilton..in the first corner
deepforezt
 
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Post Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:30 pm

deepforezt wrote:..even in monza kimi was pushed to the grass by hamilton and he looses the momentum ..otherwise kimi would have easily passed hamilton..in the first corner


Yeah, if it had nt been for that 2 wheel off road excursion for Kimi, he would ve definitely taken the lead. Both the front row cars started slower than the ones behind them and held them all up, it was nt the fastest of getaways monza has ever seen. LH tried to make his car as wide as possible and was lucky that Kimi did nt go on the inside or he could ve definitely taken the lead.
“Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary...that’s what gets you.” - JC
ds.raikkonen
 
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Location: India

Post Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:17 pm

Umm... Has anybody saved sector time (basicly the whole timing info) from fia.com?
Seems like they turned down all their storage.

PS seems like all the info on past GPs is password protected. Dunno why? :roll:
timbo
 
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Post Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:09 pm

I can usually find most of that type of info I need at F1matrix.it
ISLAMATRON
 
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Post Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:14 pm

ISLAMATRON wrote:I can usually find most of that type of info I need at F1matrix.it

Thanks! =D>
timbo
 
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Post Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:51 pm

So what? Raikkonen chanced his arm because he felt he had his best, and only, chance of getting a victory in 2009. Let's face it, it's the only victory Ferrari were going to get.
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