Grand Prix 2010 Spanish Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Re: 2010 Spanish GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Rosberg "baffled" by car problems:

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83441

The weird thing is, if the car has updates for this race, shouldn't it be faster, not slower?
Rosberg even says that "the changes that we have made with the car are obviously good and we have made a step forward but I haven't really been able to use the improvements so far".

Maybe he's not the oversteer kind of guy?
 

Brogan

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Re: 2010 Spanish GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

By all accounts they went the wrong way with setup on Friday so they've been undoing all their setup work since then.
 

GeoffP

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Re: 2010 Spanish GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Brogan said:
GeoffP said:
Since you have the data at your fingertips :) , were the other instances that incurred fines during a race, or practice/quali.
I knew you were going to ask that :D
Thanks for that Bro - I have excuse other than my inate laziness :thankyou:
 

Speshal

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Re: 2010 Spanish GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

I wonder why they switched from € to $ :dunno:
 

Brogan

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Re: 2010 Spanish GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

What a disappointing end to the race.

Dreadfully bad luck for Lewis :disappointed:
 
Re: 2010 Spanish GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Brogan said:
What a disappointing end to the race.

Dreadfully bad luck for Lewis :disappointed:
Is it me, or Lewis has a lot of tyre bursts in his F1 career?
 

teabagyokel

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Re: 2010 Spanish GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

He does seem to have a sometime propensity for tyre bursts. I reckon McLaren should look to stop him as late as possible on the softs at the start.
 

snowy

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Re: 2010 Spanish GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

That didn't look like a puncture to me, there was no sign of any adverse wear on the tyre, it just exploded with a whole chunk of rim flying off the wheel instantaneously. That suggests debris, a brake caliper or a part of the suspension failing.
 
Re: 2010 Spanish GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Also, what the hell was going through Alguersuari's head?! He wiped Chandhok clean. :s
 

Brogan

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Re: 2010 Spanish GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

What hasn't been discussed is the fact that Massa was lapping faster after damaging his front wing.

Surely that demonstrates that all of the little winglets, vanes and stuck on bits are largely ineffective?
 

fat jez

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Re: 2010 Spanish GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Brogan said:
What hasn't been discussed is the fact that Massa was lapping faster after damaging his front wing.
A fact which didn't escape his race engineer. LOL
 

snowy

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Re: 2010 Spanish GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

That explains why I didn't think it looked like a puncture. That huge chunk of wheelrim flying off before the tyre deflated looked decidedly unlike a puncture and much more like a failure of another kind! :bored:

Still what's the betting that from hence forth it will go down as another damning indictment of Lewis Hamilton's lack of tyre management? :givemestrength: And be quoted repeatedly and no amount of iteration of the facts will deflect these misguided souls.
 

teabagyokel

#dejavu
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Re: 2010 Spanish GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

snowy said:
Still what's the betting that from hence forth it will go down as another damning indictment of Lewis Hamilton's lack of tyre management? :givemestrength: And be quoted repeatedly and no amount of iteration of the facts will deflect these misguided souls.
There is no bookie who'll take on that bet!
 

snowy

Champion Elect
Re: 2010 Spanish GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Wheel rim failure confirmed but cause still unknown:

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83530

McLaren has confirmed that Lewis Hamilton's penultimate-lap crash at last weekend's Spanish Grand Prix was caused by a wheel rim failure.

Team principal Martin Whitmarsh said that the cause of the rim failure had yet to be determined though, and that an investigation remains ongoing.
 

snowy

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Re: 2010 Spanish GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Martin Whitmarsh reveals cause of Lewis's Spanish GP wheelrim failure, speaking during Monaco's Thursday press conference:

The wheel failure was the consequence of backing off of the
clamping load with the wheel nut. You try and investigate and it is always difficult to know exactly
why that is. I think it is a range of things. Being on bottom end of tolerance. I think the air regulator
that drives the air wrenches was perhaps erratic. The gun was within tolerance but at the lower end
and maybe the gun stayed on a little shorter than it could have done, so all those things meant that
the wheel was able to flex. When it does that it rubs on the brake drum, gets hot, leaves the
properties of the magnesium and leads to a failure.
 
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