ispano6 wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:11 am
hollus wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:44 am
I guess I did not tone the question exactly right... so first of all, yes, I fully agree, a second cat going to the same spot was unlikely. But if that were to happen, so what? The car is not fixed, it would actually dampen a hypothetical barrier hit into two lesser hits, it would add a second set of crash structures... are they afraid of one car on the grass launching a second car into the air or something like that?
Are you serious? Do you not remember what happened to Billy Monger? He lost both legs crashing full speed into a stopped car. Do you remember the circumstances of what led to Jules Bianchi's death crashing in the same place as a previous driver as the stricken car was being removed?
These rules should not even be questioned, they are there because of lives lost and the tragic consequences of not having them in place.
People shouldn't ask for rules changes just because their favorite driver and team was penalized for not obeying a safety protocol. Mercedes should have been fined for their indescretion as should have Alfa Romeo.
The rear crash structure and rear wing and related protrusions could very well get through the halo's openings, smashing into or piercing the driver like what happened to Senna (yes I know no other cars were involved but the human body is frail and head is exposed) .
I am serious, ispano. Why the need to ask? Are you suggesting that I am... nevermind.
I had never seen the details of Billy Monger's crash. Now I have since you pointed it out and yes, it makes it clear that crashing onto a static car can neglect the presence of crash structures if the angle is just wrong. So point completely conceded and something learnt. Clearly leaving the car there is not the best plan.
I disagree on Bianchi, though, the problem there was precisely trying to remove the car. But irrelevant in any case in view of Monger's accident.
People shouldn't ask for rules changes just because their favorite driver and team was penalized ...
Are you serious? The furthest from a Hamilton or Mercedes fan here (hint: Asturias). I couldn't care less if Hamilton won or lost, on merit or by luck. It bothers me, though, that everyone seems to be categorized into pro or anti Hamilton, pro or anti Ferrari, etc. I (am many others here) just like the high speed chess games, the engineering marvels at work and the drivers doing the seemingly impossible with said marvels. Well, and asturian drivers, of course.