You have concluded she was coming in too fast.. but there is a report from the BBC guy saying the car suddenly accelerated. The wheel locking could have happened after this sudden acceleration, that's my impression anyway..
Or there might have been a combination, a system error that made the car accelerade (for instance throttle jam on a downshift) and the cold tyres/brakes made it hard to stop the car.
I have read the reports of her having 20-30 mph on impact, if she acceleraded before or not i dont know.
They usually use wet tyres in these tests as they heat very quickly.
I thought they only used wets for roadshows and such.. Because it would be more of a data-related benefit to use tyres with the same profile as the racing slicks during aero tests.. not saying it's the same rubber mixture tho...
correct me if im wrong but dont they use different rubber on these kinds of tests?
Yes, a different type of mixture but the tyres has the same profile.