- Dec 11, 2005
Had Ferrari put medium tires on during that red flag...
Speculation by the NBCSN team was that the high temperatures would force the Mercs to pit, but Mercedes did almost all of their testing on the Medium tire so they know how long it would last.Had Ferrari put medium tires on during that red flag...
Though if Raikkonen hadn't broken down there was always the possibility he could have gotten ahead of Rosberg and given Vettel a chance to build the gap again.Speculation by the NBCSN team was that the high temperatures would force the Mercs to pit, but Mercedes did almost all of their testing on the Medium tire so they know how long it would last.
As such, I think we would have seen the same finish as I believe that the Mercs would have had the pace on them to catch and pass Vettel.
Unfortunately, once the race went to Safety Car / Red Flag, that ended any chance for a Ferrari win as Vettel needed that gap he had built to keep him in the #1 position.
Awesome job by RoGro to bring the Haas home 6th.
Basically the exact same crash as 20 years ago, same spot and everything
Alonso's crash just... lucky. After losing Jules, after so much fuss about the safety of F1s, I don't see this getting any safer.
even if Bianchi had a halo device and even if that were strong enough to stop the carNot to put light on F1 safety concerns but this is being a wee bit dramatic. There have been several crashes like Alonso's over the years and they all have something in common. The driver hopping out and wandering back to the pits on his own steam before a doctor declares he's perfectly fine. This is because the cars are designed for such crashes, Martin Brundle even re-joined the race after his shunt. Jules Bianchi's crash was a freak accident which bears no resemblance. The issue there was that the crash bypassed all of the crash structures of the car so Bianchi ended up absorbing a lot of the impact, even with a roof apparently he'd still have been killed as the tractor was too high really short of surrounding the tractor with crash structure there would not have been a lot you could do apart from have a rule where as soon as a tractor is on the track you red flag the race.
That's what I said "absorbing a lot of the impact" maybe you'll say "oh deceleration" but that's what I meant otherwise I wouldn't have gone on about crash structures. Also "even with a roof apparently he'd still have been killed" I didn't and have never said the halo would have saved him.even if Bianchi had a halo device and even if that were strong enough to stop the car
the decelleration would've been so big, he still would've had brain damage...
it's not the impact that killed him, it was the deceleration...