Good points buddy. I´m also scared sometimes but some idiotic stuff these guys do from time to time, yet I didn´t complain . But this was not meant to be an individual attack on Koba or anything. Just stating the fact that having him behind me would make me nervous. He attacks from a terribly long way, in situations the guy in front can might not even looking in the mirrors not feeling under any threat... and if you see it comming all you can do is get out of his way.
Again, when and how often Kamui did like that and is it exclusive to Kamui?
"Letting him go or crash" means that if you fight him in a fair way -giving him room, but only a car´s width- you´ll get crashed into. You either give him an enormous gap on the inside to avoid him drifting wide into you, or get hitted. But he is very smart, when he attacks even if it is a far try he always manages to get fully alongside and contact isn´t dangerous, he doesn´t ever put half a nose in there and spin people.
He seldom do it and never actually caused accident. Try to dive inside and, 1.go wider and push others off, either abit or quite, but succeed, or 2.overshoot too much and re-overtaken by X line, happen often every GP. Just common sight and not exclusive to Kamui.
Well, he does divebomb lots of times, that´s for sure.
nope, that's a complete false. I'd even call it a lie.
I remember a handful of moves on the Suzuka uphill hairpin that were like this ones in the very same race. Not even in range for a reasonable attack, he gets brave, launches it down the inside, and barges people wide.
um that Suzuka was 2010. now it's 2012. Sure he does this oh so often..
I said many times but that Suzuka overtakes were nothing but logic/physics/science. For corners like hairpin, usual line is to go round the corner using the track width as wide as possible and take out-in-out without riding on curb. And there's another way to approach, that is go straight into the apex and make a sharp turn and exit the corner at deeper point. The former is overall faster, but if you focus on first half of the corner the latter approach is way faster as going straight / sharp turn allows you make significantly later and harder braking compared to "round" line. This way you can slip in and line up alongside the competitor way before apex, so that the competitor can see (he's watching apex so he cannot miss it).
It's just a variation of "normal" overtakings. In fact you're more likely to cause accident at faster and "normal" corners because it's more difficult to get enough speed difference to go side-by-side. When one car comes inside of another car gradually, the car in front is less likely to notice, and both cars are more likely to "leave it to others" and either shut the door or stay there stubbornly.
Moves like Kamui's at Suzuka 2010 look daring and barging another car wide from outside but actually it can be explained by logic instead of sth like "oh jeez it was nearly, wth he's doing".