Page 58 of 62 FirstFirst ... 8485657585960 ... LastLast
Results 571 to 580 of 611
  1. #571
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    belgium
    Posts
    20
    Like
    3
    Liked 28 Times in 7 Posts
    Makinen just can´t handle the fact, that his hope that Orgier dominating with Yaris like Tanak did in 2019 never happend. This combo Tanak -Yaris was just unbeatable, all the rest were only able to fight with him if he had some problems.

  2. #572
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    3,546
    Like
    266
    Liked 2,064 Times in 1,135 Posts
    I still did not really figure out what the point was with that mess on Sunday tbh....

    Driving trough stage slowly to save tires is normal and ok, people do that all the time and some (Meeke, Mikkelsen, Ogier ++) have often done it in road-mode speed losing many minutes.

    But what Tanak/Hyundai did:
    - waited for some 15? or so mins before starting the stage out of order (just ahead of other Hyundais)
    - went in the stage and parked on the side of the road after some 100 meters in for 5 mins or so

    For what?
    - Didn't do any cleaning difference for any of the cars/teams. (It was second pass anyway as well)
    - Did still start the PS as first WRC after a few R5s, if they came on time they would seemingly start on similar position. This is because PS broadcast is fixed length (for TV) so they need a given number of cars in total.
    Last edited by mknight; 21st September 2020 at 23:36.

  3. #573
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    372
    Like
    207
    Liked 504 Times in 150 Posts
    The point imo was to give Hyundais extra 4 minutes for dust disappear, but it did not help much, because dust wasn`t issue anymore (it was in the morning)

  4. Likes: pantealex (22nd September 2020)
  5. #574
    Senior Member AnttiL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    6,090
    Like
    5,230
    Liked 6,380 Times in 2,759 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by eib1 View Post
    The point imo was to give Hyundais extra 4 minutes for dust disappear, but it did not help much, because dust wasn`t issue anymore (it was in the morning)
    This. They were expecting dust to be as bad so it would have given Neuville considerable advantage, not only by being able to drive faster but also to avoid puncture-causing stones.

  6. Likes: eib1 (22nd September 2020),pantealex (22nd September 2020)
  7. #575
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    277
    Like
    34
    Liked 207 Times in 99 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    This. They were expecting dust to be as bad so it would have given Neuville considerable advantage, not only by being able to drive faster but also to avoid puncture-causing stones.
    AnttiL, how media in Finland is serving Mäkinen's comments on Tänak?

  8. #576
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    3,546
    Like
    266
    Liked 2,064 Times in 1,135 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    This. They were expecting dust to be as bad so it would have given Neuville considerable advantage, not only by being able to drive faster but also to avoid puncture-causing stones.
    Can't remember a stage driven at 10:10 local that had any dust issues lately. Guess they got a bit too dust-paranoid after friday evening.

  9. #577
    Senior Member AnttiL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    6,090
    Like
    5,230
    Liked 6,380 Times in 2,759 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by meh View Post
    AnttiL, how media in Finland is serving Mäkinen's comments on Tänak?
    There'a couple of articles which neutrally "translate" DirtFish's article, that's all.

  10. Likes: meh (22nd September 2020)
  11. #578
    Senior Member Fast Eddie WRC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Great Britain
    Posts
    14,238
    Like
    2,765
    Liked 6,743 Times in 3,565 Posts
    Re Tanak / Hyundai / WRC tactics.

    Can you imagine in F1 if a top team's car broke down early in a race. Then late on it got fixed and came back out and was just driven around to interfere with and slow other teams cars, and then they put new tyres on to steal the point for fastest lap ?

    There would be a furore and calls of unsporting behaviour.

  12. #579
    Senior Member AnttiL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    6,090
    Like
    5,230
    Liked 6,380 Times in 2,759 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Re Tanak / Hyundai / WRC tactics.

    Can you imagine in F1 if a top team's car broke down early in a race. Then late on it got fixed and came back out and was just driven around to interfere with and slow other teams cars, and then they put new tyres on to steal the point for fastest lap ?

    There would be a furore and calls of unsporting behaviour.
    I don't follow F1. Does fastest lap give extra points?

    Also, Tänak wasn't deliberately interering or slowing down anyone (other than his teammates who had to pass him on the stage and be cautious at that). It would be a different story if Tänak had started slowly ahead of Ogier...

  13. #580
    Senior Member Fast Eddie WRC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Great Britain
    Posts
    14,238
    Like
    2,765
    Liked 6,743 Times in 3,565 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    I don't follow F1. Does fastest lap give extra points?

    Also, Tänak wasn't deliberately interering or slowing down anyone (other than his teammates who had to pass him on the stage and be cautious at that). It would be a different story if Tänak had started slowly ahead of Ogier...
    Yep extra point for fastest lap.

    Changing your starting position so as not to sweep the road for rival teams drivers could be seen as slowing them...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •