Get over it.
Real constructive counter argument there.
It's a valid point, plain and simple. The race should have been started normally.
When the down pour came they were right to stop it, but that was 20 or so laps in. We could have had a race from lights out. Look how quickly the track dried after the final 'weather' safety car came out with the drivers circulating behind it.
There is only 1 way to dry a damp track with mild rain - Formula 1 cars.
- No safety car at the start
- After the red flag the race could have started much sooner.
Indeed you make some good points. As I said fair enough stopping the race due to the torrential deluge, it was the pansying about at the start that was unecessary.
It was the first race the Pirelli wets were being used in the race, thye started under the safety car to give the drivers time to suss out the Pirelli wet's. It was only for 3 bloody laps anyways, calm down.
All calm here.
I'm simply voicing my frustration and am wondering if other fans are sick of how wet races are started now, even when it's not even raining as it was in Canada.
Maybe you should try driving on the freeway/highway whatever you call it at 150 mph + when there is a downpour and tell us who is the pussy then.
Fundamentally flawed point there. The difference is that these people are professional racing drivers
and starting a race from a standing start on a wet track is part and parcel of their occupation, at least it used to be.
Give me a car that is 99% crash proof and 8 million pounds a year and I'll have a go.
Yeah, you and me both...
I don't get get paid millions to do it like F1 drivers. The current drivers and officials in the sport are an embaressment to the legacy of the sport. For decades they started in the rain, and raced in the rain in cars much less safe as todays, yet now they won't even start in damp conditions, they drive around until there is almost a dry line, its disgracful, and someone needs to step in and put a stop to this pattern because it is damaging the sport. It is already bad enough that they are removing curbs and barriers on all the fast corners, so there is no risk of hitting anything, like T3 at Spain, which is now just green painted tarmac with no curb, because the drivers did not want the risk of running wide and maybe hitting something.
No one is forcing them to take these risks. If they don't like it just get out of the car and park it or retire from the sport. Very simple choice, but stop ruining out sport. Whiting needs to go and they need a much harder person in there who will force the primadonna's to race like in the past. There has always been risk and danger in the sport and there always must be.
Well said, and the moment that there is not in inherent level of risk and danger in motor sport, it is no longer motor sport.
Edited by Eff One 2002, 13 June 2011 - 07:20.