McMika98 wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:53 am
Ground Effect wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:49 am
Did the Albon v Norris incident even get investigated?
No need. Norris drove into Albon they were side by side going into the chichane. Obviously Norrris fans are in rage but he could have closed the door or got him in the second corner. Danny Ric did a similar move on Stroll and they didnt touch.
First of all Norris didn't drove into Albon. If he had both of them would be out of the race. Norris turned in for apex as he would normally do having a much proper line. Albon dived to took the inside yes, the worst line to take a corner in optimum speed and the best line to push someone out of the track on the exit while making the pass.
Albon dived coming in a speed and in an angle that it would be impossible to make the corner without going wide at the exit and push who ever is alongside him, out of the track. Norris knowing all that just decided to cut the corner, go straight and avoid a more heavy contact.
He already had overheating brakes from Leclerc debris and he couldn't defend or brake normally and he was gonna pit in that lap anyway to avoid getting his brakes on fire.
It was a racing incident in did, but tbh is one of those moves that comes to the defender to decide if he really wants to put both cars out of the race or not. Its like bulling your way in front of someone daring him to make heavy contact and roll the dice of luck on who gets a DNF or a puncture.
EDIT: i am not mad at Albon. And Norris won't be so mad either with his friend. Albon has to prove and show a certain mentality in his bit to retain his seat at Red Bull. It's understandable that he will go for such moves especially in the first 1-2 years of his f1 carrer. Norris is a great driver but he is more polite in the track than others. He will have to start putting some elbows out sooner that later though.