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

To: "'David W. Riddle'" <>,
Subject: Re: [Fot] OT- F1 at Spa online petition
From: "Joe Curry" <>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 09:53:30 -0700
So, lets see if I understand all this.

1.  The chicane is there to slow down the cars for safety reasons
2.  It is a penalty for shortcutting the chicane, but only if you pass a car
when doing so.
3.  It is OK to shortcut the chicane if you ease up a bit to let the car you
passed get back ahead of you.

Seems to me that under that interpretation you could run straight through
the chicane on every lap without a problem as long as you don't pass anyone
in the process.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of David W. Riddle
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2008 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: [Fot] OT- F1 at Spa online petition

There is.  They have a rule that if you short cut a chicane/corner 
and gain an advantage you have to let the other car back in 
front.  Lewis did that.

One of the videos I sent early showed Shumi shortcutting that same 
chicane in 2006 in a battle with De La Rosa in the McLaren and NOT 
letting De La Rose in front.  No penalty to Shumi.

A "Tire wall" behind the kerbs would make every race a processional 
race like Monaco.

At 09:35 AM 9/11/2008, you wrote:
>Be that as it is, there needs to be something that keeps people from
>advantage by running off the course.  Perhaps a tire wall behind those
>(curbs) is what is needed.


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