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      09-02-2019, 02:25 PM   #72
ignorance is bliss..
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Max's move was a dive and didnt work out.. considering the speeds on that corner he seen a chance and went for it.. to get the bigger prize out of that corner.. he wasnt sliding or anything, just ran out of space.. it wasnt like Sato's kamikaze dives.. cause RB's pace wasnt good all weekend long and he tried his luck.. i see it as a racing incident not like old Max move.. only Kimi became a victim there which is bad of course.. and continuing after the damage is pretty normal especially right after the start.. with all that adrenalin + he was going straight and he was checking and seeing something was lose on the front tires.. lets remember that drivers can only see the top of the tires.. on camera it was more clear.. but its obvious that he wasnt expecting to 100% going straight to the tire wall as well.. yes he got away with it and no big crash occurred over there..

i only get 2 big lessons out of this weekend.. cars are really fast these days.. and they re safe.. but they re safe if they crash in solo to barriers.. when they hit each other, drivers become like a bug in a can.. their body cant handle it.. 30-40 years ago it was the same but now its even worse.. to avoid such collisions, we need more room on track, especially in fast parts.. Eau Rouge is one of a kind corner but the run off area is way too small for those speeds.. its like that for many years.. yes there are a lot tree around there but i believe the run off area needs to expand at least 200% on the outside and at least half on the inside.. Hubert d probably live if that run off area were 2-3 times bigger.. and again lesson learnt after a loss.. otherwise Formula 1 active track safety is better than ever.. flags are working well, each track crew seems getting informed fast and clear.. race red flagged after the crash in 1-2 seconds.. it wasnt like this before.. and something needs to be done for driver's feet also.. they re all loose in case of a crash.. maybe a belt system that integrated, or some composites around the tunnel to soften the impact at least a little..
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