May 22, 2014
Except this is Monaco, it's Thursday, and the rain hit just before Practice #2 got started. For the first half-hour, nary an engine was cranked nor a tire turned. Why? Because up until then, all a team could discover about their cars would be how fast it could be turned to scrap. Monaco is something of a low-grip circuit at the best of times, the rain made that even worse... then throw in the 2014 high-torque-low-downforce cars that are twitchy anyway? There isn't enough carbon fiber in the world.
Eventually we did have cars on track, running awkwardly careful laps on Intermediate tires that were just barely capable of coping with the amount of water. It wasn't until about five minutes left in the session that teams started to bolt on the super-soft tires and let the drivers loose. Even then, we had squirmy slidy squirmyness all over the place. Even the man who wound up on top of the timesheet, HWMNBN, looked like his Ferrari was this close to trying to sneak into the casino without paying. Then everybody packed it in, breathed a sigh of relief, and got ready to take Friday off.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! No. There may not be any scheduled activities on Friday, but rest assured that the teams will be busy working on the cars. Anything they can do to make the run for pole that much easier, they will. We'll see which ones are successful on Saturday... come back then to find out!
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 22, 2014 09:20 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Wonderduck at May 22, 2014 10:24 PM (OKRM1)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 23, 2014 12:02 AM (+rSRq)
(Especially coupled with the line about sneaking into the casino)
Posted by: Mauser at May 23, 2014 04:19 AM (TJ7ih)
Posted by: Dreamshadow (Tom Tjarks) at May 23, 2014 09:44 AM (T5fuR)
Posted by: Dreamshadow (Tom Tjarks) at May 23, 2014 09:47 AM (T5fuR)
"his attempt to go quickest slightly scuppered"
Posted by: Dreamshadow (Tom Tjarks) at May 23, 2014 09:55 AM (T5fuR)
You would think a tow truck would be easier than a crane. This guy has even been on the circuit.
Posted by: RickC at May 23, 2014 11:49 AM (ECH2/)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 23, 2014 01:04 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Avatar at May 23, 2014 09:00 PM (ZeBdf)
Posted by: Wonderduck at May 23, 2014 09:29 PM (OKRM1)
Posted by: Siergen at May 23, 2014 10:04 PM (WVGDf)
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