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#1 stevewf1

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:34

Towards the end of practice 2, I saw where Rosberg's and then Nakajima's right-rear wheel cover flew off the car at speed. This is not very safe at all. Will these be banned perhaps?

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#2 Jambo

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:36

Am guessing there was a problem with an airgun on the left rear. Doubt if they will be banned due to this.

#3 KiwiF1

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:53

Maybe the guy on the left rear air gun needs to undergo some retraining!!!!

#4 Jambo

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:06

Originally posted by KiwiF1
Maybe the guy on the left rear air gun needs to undergo some retraining!!!!


Was thinking that or the airgun may need checking. They have strange mounts on them that are used to make sure the wheel fairing is put on properly. Maybe that failed? Of course this is all surmisation.

They can't be too important as Nico went faster again two laps later LOL

#5 Buttoneer

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:15

Originally posted by stevewf1
Towards the end of practice 2, I saw where Rosberg's and then Nakajima's right-rear wheel cover flew off the car at speed. This is not very safe at all. Will these be banned perhaps?

It was OK two years ago when the Ferrari and Renault ones were flying regularly, so I can't see them being a problem here. Williams will fix the problem or not run them.