Malaysian GP: fallout

As Jason Barlow said, the start time malarkey last weekend was bizzare, but Bernie’s told Autosport that he has no problems with it: “I don’t see anything wrong with the start time, we just didn’t know about the rain. If we had started at 2pm then it would have rained as well.”

But those in charge of the circuit are reviewing things, and although Bernard usually gets what Bernard wants, I would be surprised if it starts that late again next year.

Jason also mentioned Kimi’s casual attitude after the red flag, when all the other drivers left in the race were still sitting in their cars, but it appears Kimi wouldn’t have gone racing again anyway:

“After the flooded track, we had a potential problem on the insulation of the [Kinetic Energy Recover] System. So because of safety reasons we decided not to continue racing,” said Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali. Even if there had been a restart, Kimi would’ve been out of the race.

Ferrari are in a world of pain at the moment, and the weekend’s odd decisions – Massa not making it through the first part of quali, Kimi being sent out on wet tyres six minutes before the rain – are not helping.

Domenicali also admitted that they are struggling to get enough rear downforce, but has said they will definitely not have a double-deck rear diffuser on the car by China in two weeks’ time.

In fact the only good thing to come out of the Scuderia on Sunday was a quote from Massa’s race engineer, Rob Smedley. “Felipe baby, stay cool!” he pleaded as the Brazilian fretted about getting a white (clear) visor. Utter genius.

And talking of those controversial diffusers, Ross Brawn has said that he suggested some technical revisions to all the F1 teams, about a year ago, to close loopholes in the 2009 regulations:

“I offered them and they were rejected, so my conscience is very clear. And those rules that I put on the table would have stopped a lot of things. It would have stopped the diffuser, it would have stopped all those bargeboards around the front, and it would have cleaned the cars up,” he told reporters in Malaysia.

We have to wait until 14 April to see if those diffusers pass muster or not. Personally, I hope they do – and having read the rules, I think they will. It’ll be interesting to see how quickly the other teams get them on.

McLaren running one in China? I wouldn’t be surprised.

P.S: I completely forgot to talk about Glock being called Glockdog. If anyone knows why this is – is it a nickname? Is it something he calls himself? – then please let us know.

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and from the sounds of it, the same with 231283

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That was not me who wrote those things (I did write 100)

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B – Belief of Brawn, Button, Barichello
R – Reliability of Real Racers
A – Already
W – Winning
N – Now the Next race
Now the Next Championship (double)!

Good luck 14/4/2009

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Just noticed TG still on Winter time

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Only notice FIA makes a mess of F1. Lie gate due to Whiting being bizzy with Vettel case while McLaren was asking what to do, how in the world can only one man decide? Diffuser-saga due to unclear rulebook. Ugly cars with ugly wings due to FIA listening to non-sens, which is the worst because the cars look like LEGO cars, watch A1GP and you notice what a proper race car should look like.
Sure Mosley has been doing great things in the past but this F1 ain´t F1 to me anymore.
btw .. always been a fan of Button and Honda, they were great in 2004 and 2006 but somehow can´t cheer for them now, this ain´t F1

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Can’t help thinking that Kimi must be related in some way to Stig..?!! The totally uncaring, super cool attitude of the man in white I feel!

Roll on Ferrari and McLaren back at the front where they belong!!!!

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“Can you imagine what the old man would have said if he was still alive. Kimi would have been kicked back into his car to sit on the wet grid and wait a restart not walking around with an ice cream and a can of coke.”

OMG! The KERS was broken, the car was on a rubber mat with signs around it ordering NO ONE to go near it. Get the facts before you judge. As for the comment about Brawn not finishing under normal circumstances, no they haven’t, but guess what? Jenson killed the rest of the field when they WERE under normal racing. I suggest to the people having a dig at Kimi adn Brawn that they need to sit down, watch a few races and understand before they judge.

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keep the difuser i say only because the big teams arnt doing eny good they can have them too that raceing get usedst to it.

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i wanted lewis to win n when the race was suspended, i wanted for them to restart so tat lewis could stand a chnce 2 over take jensen button, BUT!!!!!
%^£@!!!!!
NO RESTART!!!! very dissapointed

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i support nico rosberg!
what an overtake at the first corner!

go NICO!

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The cars do look a bit like LEGO, don’t they? Then again, I saw some rearwheel drifting around tight corners… Happy days are here again!

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I love the diffuser row thi fia set the rules the fia found them legal now some teams want to take it to court how can they win

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Bram will prof them selfs not to mention the big gun sponser

as for Ferrari is so over Rated lately im sick hearing the Name too the point of Vomiting and i dont like there sponser much iether nameing “Shell” im supprised they still can Drill for OIL,there damage done 4 years oil leakage is 100x worse than Exxon and dont blame the ppl that live there

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I think that Enzo should race for them, its not as if he is doing anything, sitting behind a desk in Italy.

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Oh Ferrari… You used to be the best of the best, but look at you now! What’s wrong people?

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because ferrari cursed by God.

To many cheating.

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Mate. This blog is amazing. How can I make it look this good ?.

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