DutchDopey wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Andres125sx wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:37 am
DutchDopey wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:59 am
There was no other car on the racing line he took and was committed to. There was another car trying to get on that racing line.
Racing line is different if there's one car or if there are two in parallel mate, Max put his car parallel, and then take the racing line for one car as if Lecrerc will evaporate magically.
Same as Lecrerc respect Max line NOT going to the inner kerb at the apex, Max should have done the same at the outer kerb. But he didn't. And he could, it's exactly what he did on previous lap at that same corner, so not asking for anything weird, only for what he had already done just one lap ago.
But it's easier to pass if you push your rival out of track obviously, so he took the quick and easy way
A racing line
is not different because someone is driving parallel, it has absolutely nothing to do with that. Come on, this is basic stuff.
'Racing line' is one of those excellent phrases that has a specific definition but often simply means whatever the individual needs it to mean.
Driver A opens the steering and bumps driver B off the track? Well, Driver A was taking the 'racing line' and it was up to Driver B to get out of the way.
Driver B tightens the steering to kiss the apex and bumps driver A off the track? Well, Driver B was taking the 'racing line' and it was up to Driver A to get out of the way.
Let's make it more interesting. Three cars enter a corner, line abreast. Driver C, on the outside, sweeps in to kiss the apex in order to take the corner on the 'racing line', hits driver B (who is in the middle) and bounces him into Driver A (who is on the inside). Wheels interlock and cars go flying. Racing incident? Driver C was on the 'racing line' so it wasn't his fault, right?
We can have racing (prolonged racing, even) without the need to push people off the track. However, if you gamble on hanging on around the outside then you gamble on being run out of road. That's been the way of things for a long time now.