Date registered: Aug 2006
Vehicle: CL500, CL500, 190E 2.6, 420 SEC, 350 SL
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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SSL you're right, I didn't read through all the posts fully (was busy typing at work!!!).
I thought Alonso did a strange sort of jink prior to passing HK - assume this is where he got his slight shock at the rapidly approaching McLaren gearbox - agree it's just as well he has the reactions he does.
The safety car / no pit entry issue is a problem - when you consider the point at which Lewis pitted, he could easily have lost the race had Massa run up the side of DC a few laps earlier. Fortune favours the brave (or the mega quick at any rate). But it shouldn't benefit one driver and not another without the team making the right call to pit as a part of strategy when the SC is deployed. The way it works just now - you could have easily the best racing weekend of your life, put it on pole, stretch away in the race - only to have it all taken away from you due to el incidente that you're not a part of, by running out of fuel.
Refresh my memory - why did they change it? Too much congestion in the pit lane when SC was deployed???
And as an aside to the race - was interesting to see how well Barrichello fared in the Honda - would have been even more interesting to see how Button would have done had he not shunted at the start.
Us followers of the McMercs should also be looking warily at the blue and white roundel coming up behind us - BMW look like they're getting their act together...
2002 (C215) CL500 (Batmobile), Obsidian Black, 60k miles
2000 (S210) E320 Wagon, Alexandrite Green, 140k miles
1990 (C126) 420 SEC (Bruce), Astral Silver, 112k miles
1978 (R107) 350 SL (Boabby), Signal Red w/ silver hardtop, 115k miles
2004 (W209) CLK270 CDI, 32k miles
2000 (W210) E240, 70k miles
1997 (C140) CL500, 134k miles
1991 (W201) 190E 2.6 Sportline, 133k miles