zibby43 wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:08 pm
This is correct. Version 2 of the Race Director’s notes specifically states that T4 was not going to be monitored during the race.
After the radio call, it did start to get monitored (which is crazy), and both teams complied henceforth.
But the overtake had nothing to do with T4’s monitoring status. Completely separate issue. That pass would’ve been disallowed at every corner.
Credit to Max for going for it at least, and being a good sport about it afterward when it was correctly decided.
I thought it was rather messy (as usual). The white line should be the edge of the track. Then it is clear. But now it sometimes the line is used, sometimes the edge of the curbstone, and in this case it seemed to be an arbitrary distance from the curbstones.
Concur with the last comment, 4 years ago Ves would have either:
A) driven Ham front wing off when entering the corner, and damaged his own floor.
B) ignored the teams request to give the place back.
C) made a big stink on the podium.
Or more likely a combination of these three.
The fact that he didn’t, shows how far he has come. And frankly is more pleasant to watch.
Anyway. It was a good race, I enjoyed it. The drivers enjoyed it. What more can you ask for.