Don't forget Perez on the outside too, there was never going to be a simple outcome. Perhaps optimistic rather than silly is the more apt word. A bit of patience and it could've been different, like you say. It is overboard but being involved in an incident with BBC's favourite boy Button isn't going to win you any admirers, unfortunately . I'm just disappointed because after such a great result last week, it's a bit of a frustrating race today.
yeah, optimistic shud be right word.
Note that Perez played little to no effect to the accident really, plenty of room for Kamui and Perez throughout, and Perez went half car length on the left side of JB too. Some posters said above that Kamui had no longer overtaking opportunity, but such view is very funny, coz neither Perez had such opportunity really. Plus, even with no firm overtaking opportunity you sniff chance exactly like that, by putting your nose into space, it's such common racing scene.
And at the front even more intense and closer battle was going on, and at 2nd back straight Alonso and Webber (iirc) so close to each other, almost touching each other. Kamui's positioning may have been bit optimistic but nothing reckless at all, he had space that was no way too narrow, and, again, had Nico not swerved to the left like that everything wouldve been just fine. It was more in the vein of Alonso-Kimi at Suzuka and MS/Gro at Monaco. Sometimes timing and positioning result in collision. That's racing.
Not from the media really, but the more I thought about it and the comments Monisha has made. It just seems like Sauber have decided Kamui's been with us for 3 seasons, we can't get much more out of him. Comments on his future at Sauber where Monisha says isn't dependent on conditions, like money or results, suggest to me that he'd be going if they released him or he signed for a new team. Also looking at Sauber's driver history, aside from Nick Heidfeld, most drivers last at most for 3 seasons.
we never know what's going on in each team, one can only guess, and cannot really blame Sauber for whatever they do if they need money or whatever, they have hundreds of workers at stake you know, cannot really curse them for what they choose to do, in order to survive. That is fine by me, but I'm pissed by how media, especially UK media and pundits, make so much buzz about it. They spread biased and totally incorrect reputation and assssment about Kamui, and ask Monisha about next years plan race after race, but they dont do it to other teams principals. Sauber is rather hot topic but still they meddle things way too much.
Edited by muramasa, 14 October 2012 - 17:05.