He held the original contract for the race, but it was cancelled. So a new contract must have been written up and I expect it was just with COTA, so no need for Helimund.Austin is still on the calendar!
Hellmund is no longer listed on COTA's page as a founding partner...hmmmm. Sounds like whatever deal they worked out must've ousted him.
Maybe they're replacing the money Petrov brought in?
1. Too many times people have been complaining that backmarkers stuck between leading cars under the SC ruined a potential battle at the restart. Also, DRS is disabled for two laps after the SC pulls in, so it can't be used to dispatch backmarkers, when it's available and the chasing cars have finally managed to squeeze through a pack of backmarkers, the guy they're chasing is long gone and we've lost a battle.So, 2012 rule fail.
1. The cars unlapping themselves under a safety car thing is rubbish. Was tried in 2010 and it didn't work then, so it won't work now. Between blue flags, DRS and KERS any backmarkers during restarts will be dispatched with quickly.
2. Four-hour limit on races no matter what? Again, rubbish. Means we would never have got Fuji 2008, Korea 2010 or Canada this year to name but a few.
3. And the biggie, a defending driver may not retake the racing line having moved once to defend. Um, sorry, what? So a defending driver must continue along the inside of the track in trying to defend. What a crock.
Good rule, glad it is being finally enforced. Now a driver has to chose to defend the inside or outside of the corner. No more defending on one side then swinging back across to the other to retake the racing line which made a mockery of the only one move rule.3. And the biggie, a defending driver may not retake the racing line having moved once to defend. Um, sorry, what? So a defending driver must continue along the inside of the track in trying to defend. What a crock.
Fixed. Still a while to go.With the coming back of Turbos in
20132014, I'd motion a going back to 1988 rules, with big fat tires at the back, minimalistic aero and downforce, and let's see who has the biggest balls to pilot something like that.
One can only dream
I also am for the unlapping of the lapped cars under a SC. It was crap having Vettel up front, and maybe Button second, but with 2 Virgins and an HRT between them so come the restart Vettel would fly the hell away and Button was stuck overtaking lapped cars which in turn wanted to find the best way to overtake the guy in front (after all they're fighting for positions among themselves)
My bad. I see there's more activity there so posted there instead. Now this opens up for both Buemi and Alguersuari as they can be free to join other teams. Good teams to be at are probably Williams, Force India and Caterham.Strange place to post it, when the 2011 seasons is over, no?
Won't happen. Catherham wil retain Trulli and Kovalainen, Force India has got Hulkenberg and Di Resta, and I doubt that Williams would want Alguersaurai/Buemi over Barrichello.My bad. I see there's more activity there so posted there instead. Now this opens up for both Buemi and Alguersuari as they can be free to join other teams. Good teams to be at are probably Williams, Force India and Caterham.