June 22, 2009
Okay, no, it's not. It just looks like it. See, every time F1 goes to a circuit, the drivers of the Safety and Medical cars have to know the layout of the course. The Medical Car in particular has to know the fastest way around the circuit... a driver's life may depend on it.
So, they get their own practice session... and boy, you gotta love their noise! Those V8s sound like what a race car should sound like, all full of grunt and growl.
Oh, and in case you're wondering? The lap record at the Indy roval is 1:10.339, set by Rubens Barrichello in 2004 in the Ferrari F2004, which had a V10 in the back... and was a frickin' F1 car, not a hopped-up street vehicle.
I'd say a 1:59 and change is pretty good, all things considered.
Those guys are drifting just a bit around some of those corners. Pretty good drivers, I must say; doing a controlled drift like that really can shave your time.
And like you say, when it comes to medical cars they really need to know the track.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at June 22, 2009 11:12 PM (+rSRq)
At the 2007 Japanese Grand Prix he led 20 laps in a pouring rain. That's more than Force India has in its entire existence.
Posted by: Wonderduck at June 23, 2009 04:25 PM (hlGBx)
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