I honestly appreciate the concern
Good question(s). Yes time on the hill is very limited. Prior to race week there are 2 weekends that are open to registered teams for testing. We have to be on the hill by 4am and first car goes off at 5am sharp. We run from 5 to 8:30am and then have to pack up and be off the hill by 9am. At 9am they open the roads…
Damn you found me out.
I understand your point Joe however I meant exactly what I said. Normally I wouldn’t run in those conditions. I did run, however, due to the circumstances. We have a new car build and we very much needed data on how the engine was working at 10k feet. He gathered very substantial information from that run making it…
Haven’t driven it yet. Patrick snatched the launch. But just read my post on the Z4 that should just about cover it
We maxed out at 119mph through the Picnic Grounds. About 12-15mph down to what we’ll do with better visibility
Thanks I have them custom made
Nope brand new build just for Pikes Peak.
Yep. It’s sitting in my garage.
Fair point. I take that back
I mean I write for Jalopnik. How valuable is my life anyways?
Yep. Well stated
How do you think I practiced for this...
I disagree which is what I said at the beginning
Actually Vettel lost the rear of the car and had to go off track to save it. There was no advantage gained here. In fact you can tell there was a net loss for Vettel as had he not blocked Hamilton he would have lost the position. The penalty was unsafe return. That penalty does not require an advantage to be gained,…
If you’re correcting for oversteer you don’t look for control by going to throttle. That would end badly
Agreed. But that doesn’t mean it was wrong
You’re welcome. It was a good question
I know what it looks like but he was only hammering at the wheel because he went back to throttle in an attempt to keep Hamilton behind.