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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:51 am 
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ManojHS wrote:
Still doesn't beat Button for the stupidest thing a driver has done in a race.

My memory is shocking - was that the 'stopping at the wrong pit garage' incident? If so, yes - that was the funniest thing I've seen in F1.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:10 am 
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that was funny and weird at the same time

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:50 am 
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I must admit it's been a while since I laughed that much. The moment I saw Kimi taking that bit of old track I just had to laugh. Not because I thought he was stupid, but because he's just Kimi. And Kimi is just amazing lol.

I remember when Coulthard crashed in Adelaide back in 95 when entering the pitlane. That was weird and funny at the same time.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:44 am 
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Toby. wrote:
Made him look like a bit of a fool, to be honest. Not sure why he even tried - it'd have been just as fast to have turned around even if the escape road was open.

Surely the "least cool" thing of the year.. ;)

He went out at the exact spot of the pit entry, and he "knew" that there was a route. So I think it was pretty logical to drive back to track on tarmac and not on slippery grass.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:30 pm 
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Has he been given a contract by TomTom already?




Just kidding. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:31 pm 
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EyeZ wrote:
Has he been given a contract by TomTom already?




Just kidding. :)


last time he'll ever trust apple maps!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:26 am 
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"He's going to somewhere in Sao Paulo."

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:27 am 
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Question.
Had he followed that track back to the pits, service and rejoin the race, wold he not than have been disqualified for not completing the circuit?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:09 pm 
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moby wrote:
Question.
Had he followed that track back to the pits, service and rejoin the race, wold he not than have been disqualified for not completing the circuit?


Only if you gain something by leaving the track and getting back on, it is illegal.

There are cars that leave the track and re enter a turn after with no penalty as long as it wasn't done on purpose and was much slower than older laps. Another grey area in the FIA rule book


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:14 pm 
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Cozz wrote:
moby wrote:
Question.
Had he followed that track back to the pits, service and rejoin the race, wold he not than have been disqualified for not completing the circuit?


Only if you gain something by leaving the track and getting back on, it is illegal.

There are cars that leave the track and re enter a turn after with no penalty as long as it wasn't done on purpose and was much slower than older laps. Another grey area in the FIA rule book


I dont know if it would be the same as cutting a corner though. Although it would obviously be a disadvantage to him, he was taking a road that is not part of the track. If it would cut off part of the distance I dont know, but it was outside the barriers and outside the confines of the track.

Obviously no advantage, just wondering the letter of the law. NOT asking for sanctions v Kimi

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:13 pm 
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moby wrote:
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Had he followed that track back to the pits, service and rejoin the race, wold he not than have been disqualified for not completing the circuit?


If Balestre was still around running things he would have!

....only if he was battling with a Frenchman for the title though.


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Interestingly, if you do that in other circuits, you do get an advantage. In Singapore for instance, the support paddock road connects turn 5 to turn 20 so you miss over three quarters of a lap! I think they also have a gate there though.


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becker wrote:
Many times I have heard him say he didn't intend to do track inspection during the Thursday. Even on Austin, he said he didn't do any simulator runs and didn't really plan to do a track walk-around. Everybody laughed.

In this case I think he paid the price for his laziness. The drivers who are known to be workaholics and detail freaks will certainly study the geography of track so they know every escape road and bit of tarmac. Schumacher was famous for it.

I don't think that simulators tell is the gate outside the track open or closed. And I don't think that for example Schumacher did check that gate before race.


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