FIA to investigate the detachment of KMAG's headrest.http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/fia-t ... st-811193/
Verstappen was stupid to try and dive up the inside at La Source on the first lap. It never works and almost guarantees losing your front wing or picking up a puncture.
Exactly. It's the sort of thing one does when playing a video game before pressing the reset button and trying again multiple times until you miraculously manage to pull it off.
IMHO, his antics along the Kemmel Straight were shocking and he's going to cause a very high-speed crash before long if he keeps this up.
An example of the carnage that such stupid antics can cause. I guess the HALO is needed ASAP.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvs4o0vb ... u.be&t=35s
Very good recovery drive by Hamilton. In all honesty, I didn't think he could make the podium, but he took advantage of all the carnage, Safety Car and red flag.
At the red flag he was 5th thanks to (nearly) everyone else pitting. Nearly all his position gains came from the strategy, given to him by pit wall. 3rd is the minimum I would expect, considering he's in a car that's two seconds a lap (probably more at a long track like Spa) quicker than everyone else's.
Vettel largely to blame for the first corner mayhem after not leaving enough space on the inside.
First corner crash was clearly Vettel's fault.
if there's anyone to blame at all, it's Vettel, not Verstappen
There was no way for Vettel to see Max, but he should have played it safe and given Kimi a little more space anyway, however Max was the one with all four wheels off track as he divebombed down the inside....
If a driver says "I arguably should have given a little bit more room" (Vettel post race interview) that's as close to an admission of guilt as you are likely going to get from an F1 driver.
Actually, Vettel is a pretty upfront guy and takes responsibility for his mistakes:http://en.f1i.com/news/32156-vettel-tak ... crash.html
Meanwhile from Max:
"On the video you can clearly see when Vettel turns in, he drives into Raikkonen. And then Kimi's car bumps into mine."
"If turn one hadn't happened, I wouldn't have been so aggressive and pushed Raikkonen out like that."
"I think they should understand that."http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/verst ... es-811205/
So he admits that Kimi is the innocent party, but still tried to push him off track at high speed. Remember how after his crash in Monaco 2015, Max tried to blame Grosjean, saying that he brake checked him (the data proved otherwise)? Massa suggested in a subsequent press conference that the way Max refused to take responsibility and was not appropriately punished at the time was a bad precedent, since it wouldn't make him learn from the mistake. Verstappen's responded with this gem, which really demonstrates his mindset on the matter.
Asked what he learned, Verstappen replied: "I learned the cars are pretty strong, so I'm happy about that."
It's like he's trying to be the new Maldonado.
"Kimi doesn't make too many comments," Hamilton said, "unless it's a serious thing. So if Kimi says it is not right, then it is most likely not right."
Is Vettel under pressure to win?
He has four WDCs under his belt, a massive paycheck and a secure job at one of the world's most admired companies. Whilst there's a ton of pressure on Ferrari, there are plenty of drivers on the grid more desperate to win than Vettel.
When a car crashes as hard as Magnussens did, and seemingly everything in the power train is now junk
Reattach the wheels with a replacement axle, give the chassis a good buffing, put KMAG back in the drivers seat and it will still be faster than Jolyon.