MattF1 wrote: bar555 wrote:
3 teams , Torro Rosso (Bourdais) , Honda (Barrichello) & Williams (Nakajima) had a pit stop fire
Luckily none of the drivers faced a serious threat .
I will try to find some photos from all 3 incidents
It happened to Bourdais twice.
And although there was no fire, Glock had trouble with his fuel nozzle and they had to switch to the backup...
JamesS wrote:I think today Lewis did a good job with the super soft. He went further than anyone on that compound and was able to, at the very least, not chew them up to the extent his lap times suffered horrendously.
Actually, Coulthard went longer on the super softs than anyone else in his first stint. You say Lewis wasn't too slow for the amount of time he was on the SS tyres, but to me that sounds like a bit of an excuse: both Kimi and Lewis--and every other driver--have the same amount of 'golden laps' on those tyres, and then every driver goes through the same graining period. After the graining, the tyres clean up and remain stable after that no matter how long you run--it's the same for every driver. With that in mind, Kimi was setting fastest lap after fastest lap after fastest lap well after the 'golden' period (I think his fastest laps were about 8-9-10 laps after his pit stop), and frankly Lewis couldn't do that during that same tyre stage.
Badmon wrote: I think Ferrari is really falling off
Objectively it's way too hard to say. Starting last year, the balance of power shifted moreso from track to track than ever before, and the same is true this year. Thus, looking at a small sample of 2 or 3 races is pointless. As Heikki said in the press conference, Ferrari and McLaren are so close that it just depends on who gets it EXACTLY right and who doesnt from race to race. But again the track makes a difference too--Italy 2007 was absolute McLaren dominance while Belgium 2007, the very next race mind you, was total Ferrari dominance. In terms of pace today Massa was untouchable, and Raikkonen set the fastest lap late in the race, so one can't say "they have fallen off" in that sense. Personally, I have my reasons to believe Ferrari will be very strong in the remainder of the season. Anyway, if Ferrari have a weakness, I think it is having 2 drivers fighting for the title instead of one like McLaren.