Originally posted by paffett4F1
I accept what you say about all the circumstances but to say it is an unforced error is wrong. You drive the car that's underneath you on the peice of track you are on, Kimi put that car on that piece of tarmac at the wrong speed, in fact he was way too fast, he wouldn't have made the corner at that speed even if he had the racing line.
To say it is an unforced error is wrong?
I reckon I was trying to say it was rather a _forced_ error, and you lot are trying to argue it differently.
a) Had he been in the proper braking area he wouldn't have gone off track - had he carried that speed into the corner he'd have gone into the back of Kovaleinen, so odds are he'd have braked earlier. Had Kovaleinen not even been there, again, he wouldn't have needed or even attempted to carry so much speed into the corner, hence it was a forced error.
And that's the point, it _was_ a mistake, no debate there. But it was a mistake borne about by trying to make an overtaking move when another car is in the ideal track position. That is was an error is not at issue - it was - but it was an error brought about by another car being in the better position and Kimi still trying to make the overtake.
Hence it is a forced error.
b) The circumstances between the Kovaleinen incident and the Glock one are pretty clear, yes or no?
Kimi was in the right spot and could go whereever he wanted on the ideal line. He screwed up by going to wide, Glock had nothing to do with it.
Hence an unforced error.