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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Then why the hell did they complete the formation lap ?

When the michelin shot teams say they are sorry, do not beleive them. They are not. As this artivle puts it, the miclelin teams f'ed the FIA and they f'ed the fans. They completed their contractual agreement by running in the formation lap and now they cannot be sued. BUT THEY CAN BE FINED BY THE FIA, did any freaking moron think about that ?. http://www.pitpass.com/fes_php/pitpass_news_item.php?fes_art_id=24903



Thats all I have to say.

FIA offered options to the Michelin teams, they did not accept it.


And now they want to turn around and blame the FIA, what a bunch of losers.

Who is responsible for the Indianapolis Fiasco

Given that you already know my view about the issue, its now time to see who f'ed up.

I have some additional information now that I did not have before.

Michelin had two drivers conduct tests at Indy. Just two. Everyone else was testing at silverstone.

The FIA is the governing body. It is there to make the rules and see that everyone else follows the rules as they were laid down.

It is the responsibilities of the manufacturers and the teams to actually go on with the event.

In this case, safety was an issue, if it was... Then the teams should have decided to run, but run slowly.

I think its gross negligence on the part of the Teams and more importantly on Michelin to actually decide not to race. Michelin did not do the homework and the fault solely lies on them. The teams decided not to race and they should be held financially responsible along with Michelin for the fiasco.

I will try to get the transcript from Wind Tunnel - A talk show on TV, where Peter Windsor. He gave an analogy similar to mine, if a football team (soccer) has smaller cleats and it happened to rain, would it be logical or legal for them to ask for the goal posts to be extended, because they have no grip ? That's what the 7 teams wanted. Even if Ferrari had agreed to the chicane, it would have been illegal.

Keep reading, I am here for more analysis on how Michelin screwed up.

Why Michelin should be banned from F1

Firstly, The 3 teams that took part in the US Grand Prix at Indianapolis were not at fault. Ferrari was not at fault. There were rules and the other decided that they wanted to change it. How would you like it if a cricket game was to be cut down to 25 overs if the shoes of one team were not made right ?

How would you like it if a professional football team demanded to not be tackled, coz their suits were not built right ?

Michelin was responsible for supplying tyres. They had two sets (this is not entirely clear) but all teams decided to qualify with the bad set. A professional corporation like Michelin should have made sure that they tested and made the results available way before the race, not the morning of.

If someone is to blame, it is Michelin. There was nothing the FIA could do, if a chicane was added, the FIA rightly said they would pull off their name and would not make the race official. They were absolutely right. Why should the FIA make changes coz Michelin F'ed up ?

And stop blaming Ferrari. They have had bad tires for the whole season and they took the brunt. Now you want to blame them again for Michelin's fault. This just ain't right.

I think Michelin should be banned not just from F1 but also from racing in whole. Again a professional organization should not be making mistakes like this and certaily not at this level of sporting.

More commentary on this will follow.