October 18, 2009

Rain Expected for Brazil GP

...and it's supposed to be heavy.  Now, the race itself would only be affected if it's ridiculously bad, but it becomes a question about the medical helicopter.  If it can't fly, be it because of rain or because of cloud-cover at the hospital, the race is red flagged until it's safe again.

Racey, the official owl of Formula 1, approves.
If it DOES rain, or is a wet race, we may as well scratch Vettel out of the championship picture right now.  He's set up for dry, which is why he qual'd so poorly... and rain'll just bring that problem back.

More later.

UPDATE @ 1035: As the cars make their way to the grid, there is no rain.  Vettel is in the garage, reportedly with a broken bargeboard; his mechanics were looking quite exercised about something.

UPDATE @ 1045: The Red Bull mechanics left a bag of dry ice in one of the radiator ducts of Vettel's car as he went out for the recon lap.  The bag fell out and the car ran over it, breaking some of the bodywork.  The mechanics are working furiously on the grid to patch over the crack.  Looks like the pressure is getting to the team as a whole...

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