Disgusted by the loss of F2 driver Anthoine Hubert in the feature race today. FIA currently investigating but it looked to be just an unfortunate accident with a tragic outcome. He was so young, it's not fair.
Re: 2019 F1
Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:28 pm
The crash itself was insane. Truly unfortunate series of events to cause it but the moment it happened you tel tell everyone in the area was immediately treating it as serious as it should have been. The speed they were going and the carnage around them made it obvious something bad happened but don't think anyone could have predicted such an outcome.
My own opinion, which means little in this situation, is I hope changes happen to the barriers and run off spaces around the track and they don't change the corner or track itself. Its a challenging corner and iconic for the track but the corner itself wasn't what caused the issue (unless you go back to the other guy spinning from a bottom out that caused the others to brake and swerve which in that case the corner did cause it) but I think the issue rose from him bouncing back into the track. Had the barrier absorbed him instead of bouncing or if there was more off-track space for him to slide into the second collision would have likely never have happened.
Eau Rouge is loved because of the challenge it poses. You're already pretty much full throttle through there so any collision with a stationary object is potentially fatal. There's not much more they can do.
Re: 2019 F1
Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:20 am
Qualifying was quite the circus out of the gate lol