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Thread: FARCE LAND and THE USA GRAND PRIX

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    FARCE LAND and THE USA GRAND PRIX

    What the hell???

    6 cars running(Bridgestone ers) 2 Ferraris, 2 Jordans and 2 Minardis, all are guarentteed 3 points (including Niko, Indians) and one of the Jordans or (god forbid) Minardis will get a podium. What if Schumacher and Barrichelo Crash?

    SORT IT ****ING OUT
    Or something.

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    Entirely 110% Michelin's fault.

    You can't turn up to an event with unsuitable kit and expect those who are properly prepared to make concessions to suit your own incompetence.

    It's like turning up to a test match without pads and asking the opponents to use tennis balls.
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    Why couldn't they "borrow" Bridgestones?

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    I don't mind; Kartikeyan will get points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    Entirely 110% Michelin's fault.

    You can't turn up to an event with unsuitable kit and expect those who are properly prepared to make concessions to suit your own incompetence.

    It's like turning up to a test match without pads and asking the opponents to use tennis balls.
    In the previous races when the bridgestones were blowing up, no one suggested boycotts. They just said "too bad" to the bridgestone teams.

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    Can someone explain this to a non-aficionado? I'm watching it now (at least I think I am) and have no idea what the fuss is about.

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    even though i am not a ferrari fan.i think i have to agree with them on this

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    may be as a solution they should have allowed them to put up the chichane
    and incure a 20 second stop go penalty for other teams
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc
    Can someone explain this to a non-aficionado? I'm watching it now (at least I think I am) and have no idea what the fuss is about.
    In bullet points:

    11 teams
    8 with Michelin tyres
    3 with Bridgestones
    The Michelin tyres have been disintegrating on the last, fast, banked corner of the circuit
    Now very, very concerned about safety
    Michelin teams refuse to run unless a chicane is added to slow the final corner
    Ferrari say "no, why should we bend to your errors?"
    Michelin boycott
    Six cars left

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc
    Can someone explain this to a non-aficionado? I'm watching it now (at least I think I am) and have no idea what the fuss is about.
    Ralf Schumacher crashed on Friday due to tyre failure.
    Michelin couldn't establish the cause, and withdrew from supplying tyres for the race.
    F1 rules say 12 cars are must, but discounting the Michelin cars, only six remain.
    The six are now running.
    Kartikeyan may get a spot on the podium, which is the best to come out of this.

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    There are 2 tyre suppliers in F1, Michlein and Bridgestone, the Michlaeins have been deemed unsafe after a crash in qualifying.

    So only Bridgestone drivers are competing.

    There are only 6 of those.

    So we have 6 drivers(only 2 in a decent car) in a Formula 1 race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudeep
    I don't mind; Kartikeyan will get points.
    Even if he crashes out he would be getiing points won't he. As he will be classified at 6th position

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    Quote Originally Posted by biased indian
    Even if he crashes out he would be getiing points won't he. As he will be classified at 6th position
    Yup, know that.

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    Ah, I see, thanks Neil/Sudeep/Jamee.

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    Ooooooooo, close call for Karthikeyan.

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    schumi seems to have some problems with his tyres

    it would be nice viewing if both ferraris crash out and the minardis and jordans fight it out for the three podium positions

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