Pat Symonds on overtaking...and Clip The Apex

LifeW12

Podium Finisher
Could you define a "wet" race as one where wet/intermediate tyres are used for the whole event (eg Korea 2010) and a "variable" race where wets and dries are used in the same race? If someone decides to take dry tyres for a lap and no-one else does its still a wet race.
 

Galahad

Not a Moderator
Valued Member
Could you define a "wet" race as one where wet/intermediate tyres are used for the whole event (eg Korea 2010) and a "variable" race where wets and dries are used in the same race? If someone decides to take dry tyres for a lap and no-one else does its still a wet race.
That sounds reasonable. Are there any volunteers to go through the history books back to '82 to confirm which races were full wet and which were mixed?
 

LifeW12

Podium Finisher
Fully Wet

Korea 2010
China 2009
Italy 2008
Britain 2008
Japan 2007
Brazil 2003
Belgium 1998
Britain 1998
Monaco 1997
Spain 1996
Japan 1994
Europe 1993 (debatable)
Brazil 1993 (debatable)
Spain 1992
Australia 1991
Australia 1989
Belgium 1989
Germany 1988 (some people started on dries but the track was soaking wet)
Britain 1988
Portugal 1985
Monaco 1984

not that many totally wet races in 30 years
 

Brogan

🦶 Leg end
Staff Member
We went through this exercise a while ago as part of the database.

As I recall there was quite a bit of debate and even then we couldn't agree on some races.

I'll see if I can find the thread.

Edit: It was in the archive so I've moved it to the new forum for discussing the overtaking database.
 

Fenderman

Rooters Reporter
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Fenderman

Rooters Reporter
Heh, heh, heh LOL Sly' deftly reserves his column inches ... ;)


Edit: No more replies here, please as I would not want to derail this thread. I thank you :goodday:
 
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