OMG night race is coming up

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Ferrari 14c 15d, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. LOL
  2. Regarding the problem with Massa's stop, Domenicali pointed out "that historically, during the last ten or 12 years, there were always problems during the pit stops. I remember very well problems with Michael and Rubens. So it's not true that we have made more mistakes than in the past. Unfortunately, we shouldn't have them, but that's another story."

    Domenicali explained that "unfortunately there was a mistake. We were not using the electronic system, it was run manually. When there are a lot of cars coming into the pit in a safety car situation, it is better to have (the system working) like a lollipop but instead of a lollipop you control the green light and unfortunately there was a mistake."

    Asked whether the team will stick to this system for the remainder of the season, Domenicali said "we will analyse what we did in the other pit stops. It was a tense moment, again a guy was knocked down. He's OK, no problem at all, but it's a very tense moment, so we preferred not to use it for the other pit stops because we wanted to give a sign of less tension. It's a system that is trying to give as good a performance as possible.

    "At that moment you have to consider that there were so many cars coming in and of course, you try to be quick, you try to find the right slot in order for the car to be released, so it was a difficult moment. I don't think a lot of people would want to wear the overalls of the guy who has to manage the pit stop. We have to have a lot of respect for these guys. They are not top drivers but part of the team. It is very difficult and they have a lot of pressure."

    There was no question that he would lose his job. "We win together, we lose together and in that respect the philosophy will not change because of one unfortunate mistake. He felt very bad of course, as you can imagine. Felipe went to see him straight away, and he said, OK guy, look ahead. As I said, we're always together."
  3. What in the world...

    Alonso was the first driver to pit. He pitted on lap 12. Webber, Coulthard and Barrichello pitted after him on lap 14 and the pits were still open. BTW Piquet crashed on lap 14. Rosberg and Kubica pitted on 15 and 16, respectively, and at that time the pits were close, hence the penalty.

  4. "We win together, we lose together" and we LOL together...


  5. Lol, he looks like a twerp in that last pic.

  6. Jagman tends to ruin Alonso for everyone here but im going to discount his attitude and say this.

    Since Alonso left Mclaren my respect for him has grown 10 fold, he is obviously driving a shit car really well and what he is able to get out of that Renault is simply amazing. Sure it usually goes pear shape and he introduces himself to a permanent fixture of the circuit but nevertheless he is obviously trying and wont accept being a mid-fielder even if it causes him grief - maximum respect.

    Raikkonen on the other hand..well i'll leave that to another thread.
  7. #108 Kemper, Oct 3, 2008
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    Such a fun track in rFactor, eh?
  8. I agree. I like Alonso now.
  9. Lol why is it so dark?
  10. Night racing was a total step into the unknown for Formula 1, yet the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix was widely hailed as an unqualified success.'s expert analyst Mark Hughes explains how Singapore's race has already established a uniquely special atmosphere and how, with a few tweaks here and there, it can develop into a truly classic event.

    Virtually every aspect of the Singapore Grand Prix was a huge success.

    The night-time aspect of it worked beautifully, and not only because it fulfilled the wish to have a Far Eastern race on a European TV-friendly time.

    The evening backdrop and the floodlights definitely brought an added dimension to the race for those who were there. Standing watching the cars lap the track as the city went about its business, neon signs, headlights and taillights in the background, was a very special experience.

    The lighting added to the feeling of theatre too, especially as the bumpy track ensured the drivers were visibly fighting to stay in control of their cars.

    There were a lot of driver complaints about the bumpiness, in fact. But sometimes we should listen to the drivers, other times we definitely should not � and this was one of the latter cases.

    Only part of the track was newly created and for the most part it was a genuine street surface, unlike Valencia.

    This meant there were cambers in the road, inconsistent surfaces and best of all, bumps. These bumps were actually worsened as the F1 cars, with their massive downforce, braked at 4.5g � putting a much bigger stress onto the underlying structure of the road than it normally endures.

    The most notable example was the braking area for turn seven, which was inducing locked wheels and runs up the escape road.

    What they also brought was the sight of cars moving around beneath the drivers, requiring a lot of their input and putting their skills very much on display.

    We liked this. Yet the drivers � caught up in trying always to extract the maximum performance from themselves and their cars � hated it, because aside from the discomfort it also brought frustration for the performance that wasn�t being accessed.

    Ride heights were having to be raised to accommodate the uneven contours of the road and as soon as you do that you lose a big chunk of aerodynamic downforce. So what.

    But the drivers were very much justified in their criticisms of the pit lane entry and exit, the design of which ensured that cars using the pit lane required the exact same piece of track as cars on a flying lap, but with a huge speed differential.

    Rubens Barrichello and Nick Heidfeld were both penalised totally unfairly for an incident between them in qualifying that was 100% the blame of the track�s design.

    But these are quibbles, and easily sorted for next year. In the main the event was a huge success.

    There was even scope for some overtaking, although it could perhaps benefit from being slightly easier and it will be interesting to see how next year�s aero-friendly generation of cars behave there.

    Should night racing be more widely adopted? Maybe we could have it in China and Japan for the same reasons of TV scheduling. But to have it just for the sake of it in Europe would be a mistake.

    As things stand, the Singapore race has its own very distinctive feel and atmosphere and F1 would do well to use this as food for thought in trying to give all the events their own unique feel.

    Places like Spa, Monza and Monaco have this naturally, of course, given their very distinctive track designs and challenges. But some of the more recent venues lack that distinction.

    Another heartening aspect of the Singapore race was the enthusiastic reception it received from the locals. The place was packed even on Friday and there was a buzz throughout the whole city about the event.

    When we turn up to the vast empty autodromes of Bahrain and China on the practice days, it�s difficult not to be cynical and ask yourself what we are doing racing at these places.

    There seems to be no reason other than to commercially benefit the few.

    At Singapore there was at least the feeling that the locals welcomed the race for its own sake, were interested in its outcome.

    It felt like F1 belonged here. (ITV)
  11. good to see some people have wisened up.

  12. #113 webber f1 racer, Oct 6, 2008
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    The funny thing is though that as soon as he goes back into a top team and challenges the Ferrari drivers for the title, you'll magically start finding more reasons to hate him again.

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