Neco FEROX wrote:He also waits until after the wall to push Massa a bit more.
This is better detail.
It's overtake number 6 (3:30).
raymondu999 wrote:The reason that move is (quote unquote) "allowed) is that track-cutting in terms of overtaking is viewed more in terms of cutting the inside of a corner
andrew wrote:I still maintain that there was absolutely nothing wrong in what Schumacher did. If anyone was in the wrong it was Barrichello.
From the on-board from Barrichellos car you can see that the gap to the right of Schumacher was shrinking yet Barrichello continued to go steaming through which was just darn stupid. RB was obviously faster and should have waited to pass later on.
The thing with Schumacher is he is an easy target for critics and media hacks alike. He is the most successful driver in the history of the sport so when he has a bad day the media hack stick the boot in. Add to that the bitter ex-team mate and hey you've got a story to blow out of all proportion.
We have all seen other drivers make wild swipes accross the track but nothing is ever said. I recall Webber squeezing (Kobyashi I think) at teh start of the Brazilian GP last year but nothing was said. Same with his move at the Nurburgring. He got a soft penalty and it was forgotten about.
As Gerhard Berger said, that's the way it used to be done. I think the main problem is that F1 has become too sanitized so when there is proper old school racing rather than everyone applauding it, it is treated with contempt.
But here's a closing thought. Prost v Senna, Japan 1990, Prost on the left Senna on the right. Senna rams Prost off the track after being very open about his intention to do this prior to the race. I still don't get why is that hailed as being a great move?
andrew wrote: Prost v Senna, Japan 1990, Prost on the left Senna on the right. Senna rams Prost off the track after being very open about his intention to do this prior to the race. I still don't get why is that hailed as being a great move?
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