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- I think the question is why were there recovery vehicles in a location inside the barriers without a safety car to insure that no other car went off into equipment or worse a track marshall especially given the adverse conditions..f1 could learn a lot from holmatro from indycarOct 6, 2014
- , thats not the question at all, thats common practice. Don't forget this was less than 2 minutes after Sutil left the track. No we don't want nascar/indycar safety cars every time someone scates off the track.
Its far too easy to say it should have been out after the event. Ultimately someone has to make that decision as it can not be clearly defined. As we have seen, even the best make mistakes.
F1 hasn't killed a driver in 20 years, in that period indycar has killed 7. One formula definitely does have a lot to learn from the other.Oct 6, 2014
- and mistakes were made that not only about cost a man his life but put at risk everyone involved in the clean up.Oct 6, 2014
- jur rabi+1+Will Bickerstaff the green flags mark the end of the dangerous zone, just after the curve. The double yellow flags were showing in the straight leading to that curve.Oct 7, 2014
- thanks, I've now seen the full length rather than just a clip. Post twelve waves double yellows until the crane draws past it then switch to green.
, I'm not about to defend anyone's decisions, that's for them to do. Mistakes were clearly made, and they will be made again no matter what procedures or rules are put in place. All I am saying is that it is far to easy for us to sit and make the right call after the event. The best we can hope for is that when mistakes are made that the outcome is not this tragic. The safety of the recovery vehicles needs urgent review to at least prevent cars from getting underneath them.
I'll be very interested to see the investigation. Jules was clearly in no position to be prepared to stop as double yellows dictate. He sadly of course is in no position to defend himself and we have no idea what other issues he may have been dealing with in a car which undoubtedly would have been handful.Oct 7, 2014
- I think F1 regulations are as good as they can be. The only next step would be to declare a red flag after each track exit and waiting for the car to be moved before resuming. and even then, there is the possibility of accident if a car can't stop on a red flag showing... 20+ years without deaths is a good testament of this. Let's all hope this continues on...
What I did find unfortunate was Hamilton's declarations saying the track was not so bad... maybe for his super-mercedes, but probably Jules an others with not so good cars felt different.Oct 9, 2014