RejectSport wrote:Drivers Deem Track to be Unsafe, Race in Doubt
The dramatic events surrounding the first qualifying session at the Pacific Grand Prix continue to unfold after the session. The session was halted for over three hours after Kazuhiko Takagi accidentally hit a track marshal who was attempting to remove Leonhard von Gottorp's stricken Jordan. It appears that, in addition to the fuel problems, cars cannot get past the Mike Knight Corner (Turn 10) on the circuit. A host of drivers have put their cars on the curbing on the side of the track which seems to be sending the car into a massive spin into the wall in front of the pits. This explains Anton Kaliniczenko's spin earlier in the session and Kazuhiko Takagi's inability to handle his car before he entered the pits.
The list of drivers who have spun is staggering. John Zimmer, Dennis Mignolet, Sebastian Gazurek, Masta Valsattis, Gio van Dycke, Ben Fleet and Samael Meerwick all spun at the exit of Turn 10. The spins appear to be occurring when cars are low on fuel which could by incredibly dangerous during the race itself as many cars will be pitting at the same time. After the session, the drivers and team bosses convened to discuss the issue with the race stewards. The stewards asserted that it was the drivers' fault that they could not handle Turn 10, pointing to Jorg Scrattenehim (provisional pole-sitter by over 6 tenths) as an example of someone who had escaped the turn unharmed. The track stewards refused to lower the height of the curbs or end the race. The drivers responded by walking out of the meeting. Late Friday night, Max von Hegel called a press conference, announcing that some drivers would not be competing in the Pacific Grand Prix. The president of F1RGP2C, Tristan Jung, responded angrily,
condemning the GPDA and announcing that the race would go on, with replacement drivers from Formula Nippon if necessary.
Alright guys, for some reason, most cars can't get through Turn 10 without spinning wildly into the pit entrance. I have no idea why this is happening. Should I,
A. Continue the race as planned and see what happens.
B. Cancel the race.
C. Continue the race with replacement drivers from Formula Nippon.
If Option A is chosen, I will run a new quali session and allow some drivers to boycott the race can also boycott the race and I will replace them with Formula Nippon drivers.