ENGINE TUNER wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:07 am
roon wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:49 am
Was Kimi-Ver lap 1 a racing incident? Neither seemed particularly agressive. Both had a line and didn't budge. I didn't hear of any race stewards actions.
Clearly verstappen's fault, but as usual the stewards are too lenient, which will lead to these collisions happening over and over again. RAI couldn't see VER, but VER could clearly see that RAI was not taking a wide racing line thru le source. The stewards were probably lenient because VER'S race was ended, but probably wouldn't have penalized him even if it didn't, even though he destroyed Kimi's race.
It wasn't even close to Verstappen's fault.
If you start wide and swing to the apex on the start then unless you're first(and clear and you can see everyone else and know you have space or dead last, you're probably going to cause an accident. More importantly, Kimi has been involved in multiple accidents, including in Spa with Verstappen, because of drivers who decide that at the start with less good visibility and much higher chance of cars alongside that they should still change lines as if it was lap 30 and drivers are single file 99% of the race at that point.
Every car who started as wide as Kimi in braking who stayed wide didn't make contact, and that holds true in almost every race and in most races when someone decides to go from a wide line to the apex, or from a tight inside line to the outside a collision usually happens. Car's don't disappear because he wants them to. The inside was miles open, Verstappen is well alongside before Kimi turned all the way in... he turned all the way to the apex anyway. Refusing to leave room at the apex has cost Kimi how many accidents in T1 and he still does it.
He's done it to Vettel a couple times while in a Ferrari, Vettel did it to him in Spa, and effectively in Singapore and in plenty of other places.
If you're going to brake early and on a wide line then chopping to the apex that late is beyond ridiculous.
Also if you look at Singapore, at Spa, in China, what do those have in common, a Ferrari swung over towards another car not realising there was another car on the inside and caused accidents each time.... so what did Kimi learn from this? He's on the left half of the track, he can see one car, he knew Verstappen was ahead(at the start and while slow could still be somewhere around there) and on the inside somewhere so should absolutely think he could be there and has been involved in multiple collisions from people assuming a second car isn't there, so he immediately chopped over when the Racing Point backed off assuming he was clear.
When drivers at the start go through a corner on the rough line they enter, no accidents. When the change lines drastically, accidents. Max didn't change line, Kimi did because he made a mind numbingly stupid assumption that he was clear at the start in a always crowded corner and thus thought he could take any line he wanted.