2011 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix

bone

"bangle for president"
Joined
Jan 14, 2004
Messages
16,678
Location
belgium!!
Car(s)
Volvo V40 & Yamaha Banshee
red bull in problems with the tires??? go lewis! :p
 

ALXBWSCREW

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 9, 2008
Messages
1,693
Location
Germanistan
Car(s)
Fiat Barchetta, Alfa Romeo 156, Opel Zafira
Seeing Bruno's face trough the helmet is just so weird - he looks exactly like Ayrton. And he's in a black&gold Lotus as well.
 

AiR

Forum Addict
Joined
Dec 19, 2005
Messages
11,985
Location
Suecia
Car(s)
Bulgogi Knedliky 1.6 GDI (Hyundai i30)
Hamilton yet again not using his mirrors.
Also; Yay!
 

mpicco

Forum Addict
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
5,403
Location
Portugal
Car(s)
R19
Damn... that was scary man... Hamilton wasn't moving after the crash, made my heart skip a beat.
I blame that on Kobayashi 90:10 Hamilton
 

Aston Martin

Proudly supports terrible french cars
Joined
Sep 20, 2006
Messages
15,631
Location
Hull, England
Car(s)
Cactus and Panda Classic
Kobi you prick

I hate the sls, but it sounds great
 
Last edited:

Loz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2007
Messages
2,306
Location
Cornwall, UK
I'm blaming that on Hamilton. From the onboard, he came back across to the left of the track while Kobayashi was there.
 

GraemeH

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 19, 2005
Messages
2,976
Location
Scotland, UK
Car(s)
Toyota Corolla, Lexus IS200, BMW E39 5 Series.
I'm blaming that on Hamilton. From the onboard, he came back across to the left of the track while Kobayashi was there.
Yeah I have to agree there. Somehow the Sauber was faster with its DRS closed than the McLaren with the DRS open down a whole straight. Hamilton just wouldn't have expected him to be alongside and moved to the left to go to his normal braking point.
That was from the external camera - from the internal it looks stranger, from the internal camera it doesn't look like Hamilton was moving to his left as much, DC said that Kobayashi turned in much earlier. Still if Hamilton knew the Sauber was alongside he'd have braked right in the middle of the track, so I think he just didn't know.


I did worry when he didn't move for a few seconds. The biggest shame is that it's one less competitor for Vettel's championship - I'd like to see every single driver capable of winning still in it as long as possible.
 
Last edited:

ahpadt

Forum Addict
Joined
May 7, 2006
Messages
9,849
Location
London
Hamilton yet again not using his mirrors.
Also; Yay!
Koba turned straight into him while Hamilton was holding the line?

No doubt in my mind who's fault that was.
 
Last edited:

Aston Martin

Proudly supports terrible french cars
Joined
Sep 20, 2006
Messages
15,631
Location
Hull, England
Car(s)
Cactus and Panda Classic
No further action.
That means it was Kobis fault, if it was Hamiltons fault, there would be further action.
 

Goondu86

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2005
Messages
597
Location
Singapore
WTF is with the Mercedes top speed??? Schumi without DRS = same top speed as Button WITH DRS. :eek:
 

mpicco

Forum Addict
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
5,403
Location
Portugal
Car(s)
R19
I'm blaming that on Hamilton. From the onboard, he came back across to the left of the track while Kobayashi was there.
Kobayashi shouldn't be there. He was passed, he had the worse line into the chicane, he had nothing to win from staying on the outside of Hamilton. The reason he didn't check is cos nobody in their right mind would have expected him to be there. He still should have checked, that's why I gave 10% blame to Hamilton, but really Koba had no business risking that position at all, and when he saw Hamilton kept coming left left left, he should have lifted.

Also, Button lost a mirror. Crash in 3.. 2... 1....
 

Loz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2007
Messages
2,306
Location
Cornwall, UK
Kobayashi shouldn't be there. He was passed, he had the worse line into the chicane, he had nothing to win from staying on the outside of Hamilton. The reason he didn't check is cos nobody in their right mind would have expected him to be there. He still should have checked, that's why I gave 10% blame to Hamilton, but really Koba had no business risking that position at all, and when he saw Hamilton kept coming left left left, he should have lifted.
So you're saying that Kobayashi isn't allowed to attempt a pass to get the place back?
 
Top