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F1 Round 12 at Spa

DRZ911

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Potentially a wet race today at Spa - who do you fancy to be there at the end :?:
 

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Looking like a wash-out.
If you were in charge, would you cancel completely or go ahead with a limited laps race?
 
Race it tomorrow would be my choice.
 
Go to Thruxton would have been my choice! Great weather BTCC rounds, crazy Mini racing, Ginettas and the Cayman Islands Porsche racing. Very entertaining too good to miss.
 

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In my opinion, Spa should have been declared a cancelled race and no points awarded.
Thought it was cynical of the FIA to go 2 laps behind the safety car, then declare a result with half points.
Thruxton was excellent. :thumb:
 
DRZ911 said:
In my opinion, Spa should have been declared a cancelled race and no points awarded.
Thought it was cynical of the FIA to go 2 laps behind the safety car, then declare a result with half points.

I felt they were a bit damned if they do, damned if they don't.

Definitely not helped by what happened to Lando in Quali, and the day before 6 of the girls in Formula W 'doing a Hubert' - that was a seriously nasty crash and I was very relieved to see all drivers, ultimately, fine bar some soreness.

There would equally be criticism from the other side of the fence if they didn't at least try to get cars out there and racing.

I do wonder if they could have just allowed the cars to go out for sighting laps under full course yellow flag delta conditions, to see if the cars could lift enough of the water off the track, to start getting a dry line. It was never going to happen behind the safety car - always too slow in wet conditions due to lack of downforce / mechanical grip - but may well have if they'd been able to carry a bit more pace. Again though, that's a brave call to make if you're race director.
 

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