siskue2005 wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:52 pm
sosic2121 wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:48 pm
PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:31 pm
So I was quite shocked when I saw Christian Horner fabricating
the story to tell Masi live in front of the camera.
Nice one mate, nice one!
And what was his angle, what was he trying to achieve? Lose P1 on restart (as actually happened for a moment)?
When they asked for Red flag and if the race didn't restart, then according to count back Max would have won the race (just like fisichella won the race in Jordan at 2003 brazil).
Other than that they knew Perez hydraulics was going to give way and they wanted to stop and save it.
Also they were worried perez tyres was gonna blow like max, I effect losing them from 1-2 to 2 dnfs
These sounds like good incentives to me
Christian's agenda was always going be a call for anything that would buy time. A puncture is immediately filed away... But a tyre scare is the perfect thing...
Ending the race by Redflag was not going to happen. Wasn't worth discussing for Christian. There has been so many safety cars crossing the finish line in recent years. So definitely Christian knew Masis rather runs to completion (less work, more TV time and more $$$) than end the race early.
Christian's best option was then to create fear that everyones tyres could explode without warning. He said something like "this tyre failed without warning! We saw nothing! We feel this failed with natural wear!"
I need to check back when Perez had that issue. But I think it was in the pits during the red flag. Too late to end the race... Unless there was a tyre scare..
.. OG.. OG.. OG.. OG..