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Re: [Fot] OT- F1 at Spa online petition

Subject: Re: [Fot] OT- F1 at Spa online petition
From: "David W. Riddle" <>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 09:07:46 -0700
I watched the race too.  How does someone have "inertia" to overtake 
a faster vehicle doesn't that defy the laws of physics?

Approaching La Source Kimi had more speed and better position. The 
issue is not one of inertia but rather the argument that if Lewis had 
not shortcut the chicane would he have been that close to Kimi for 
the run to La Source to try and outbrake him.

Try watching the videos then you won't have to rely on your faulty :) memory.

You may agree with the stewards but three time world champs Lauda and 
Stewart don't.  I bet the FIA overturns the stewards.

At 08:51 AM 9/11/2008, you wrote:
>I didn't ignore it, I didn't even watch it.  I did however watch the race
>and recall quite clearly that Hamilton lifted only enough to let Kimi creep
>back in front of him without giving up the inertia that got him in front in
>the first place.  It was that inertia that allowed him to immediately regain
>the lead and that in my opinion was why the move was illegal.  Clearly the
>Stewards agree with my assessment.


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