14th May 12, 23:24 #141
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Great win for Maldonado and Williams. Always good to see a new winner, and doubly so when it's from outside one of the major teams. Kind of sad to be saying that about Williams really, but they do seem to have built a great car for this season, so maybe we'll see him win again? Would be great to see Grosjean get a win as well.
Also, you have to commend all the team personnel who raced to the pit garage to assist with putting the fire out with no protection of any sort. Very selfless. Likewise the Sky cameraman who went in to drag someone out. Think it shows that beneath all the top level politics, the guys at the sharp end do still have that spirit of being one big family."You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cos some watery tart threw a sword at you"
15th May 12, 09:33 #142Opinions are like ar5eholes, everyone has one.
15th May 12, 09:57 #143
Mark Gillan, who is in charge of race operations at Williams, said that most of the equipment in the garage at the time has been lost, including computer hardware, telemetry and pit equipment.
This will affect their preparations for the Monaco Grand Prix, where they may not have the full range of parts and equipment they might have expected to have, but Gillan is confident that this will not affect performance.
Three senior members of the McLaren team, who have worked at Williams; Paddy Lowe (technical director), Neil Oatley (director of design and development) and Sam Michael (sporting director) have offered to loan Williams equipment and anything else they need to get back on track.
One Williams team member still in hospital with burns after pit fireJames Allen on F1Opinions are like ar5eholes, everyone has one.
15th May 12, 10:25 #144
One thing about the teams in the pits that some people might find hard to understand. They might fight tooth and nail to get 'one up' on each other using all and any means, but you would be surprised at the genuine warmth, concern and support for each other when something like this happens. They are one big family.
15th May 12, 12:42 #145
Regards to Bruno/Schumi incident - a racing incident and again certainly no need for penalties.
Why bother? It's becoming tiresome lambasting the stewards. Perhaps stewards should intervene on manoeuvres that become 'detrimental/disrepute to the sport'.The world according to Taki Inoue: https://mobile.twitter.com/takiinoue/status/301406167249326080
15th May 12, 18:48 #146
Wedge, I think that Hamilton was clearly at fault for the Bruno/Michael accidentFormula 1
16th May 12, 06:02 #147
I don't think Williams will take the offer, for one thing using another team's computers and hooking it up and setting it up with the rest of your infrastructure can be more trouble than worth it, but nevertheless, it is a grand gesture, and very welcome.Iceman: Adjective 1)Rapid, swift 2)Nickname of Kimi-Matias Räikkönen, a legendary Formula 1 driver