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Old 06-01-2004, 02:02 PM
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Although Monty is my favorite...

Lauda has a very good point here, and I agree with him 100%.

JPM did the same thing in Austria a few years ago, just as he did on Sunday... outbraked the other driver, but more importantly, outbraked himself on an unfavorable side of the track and created his own pile of problems. I only hope he's not too thick-headed to take this to heart, despite whatever he might say in public.

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Accepting ones mistakes is an important point. I think it's difficult with the situation Juan's been in. I said this in the other thread on the Nurburgring. I hope you take a close look at the replay. It's a complex situation, the typical acute turn after the start that everyone piles up into. There's lots of hard braking and then the squeeze happens. I think you can seen that Button moves in forcing Ralf over and then Rubens begins to brake hard and Juan just can't get it stopped with everyone coming together. You can't apply fault in that situation and you can't place blame either.
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Normally, I could buy that.

But because he locked the brakes for so long before hitting Ralf makes me think he really went in too deep on the inside.

If he got sandwiched and had nowhere to go and did *not* lock the brakes, I could see your point. But I think he just went in too deep and locked them up.
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Normally, I could buy that.

But because he locked the brakes for so long before hitting Ralf makes me think he really went in too deep on the inside.

If he got sandwiched and had nowhere to go and did *not* lock the brakes, I could see your point. But I think he just went in too deep and locked them up.
OK, that's your viewpoint. It's easy to be critical, having not been in the car.
Then I look at your signature and wonder what Parnelli would say.

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Yeah, it's always easier to judge after endless replays. But it was a huge lockup and it put him straight into Ralf.

Like I said, JPM is my favorite, bar none. But I think Lauda has a good point.

As for Parnelli, I think he'd say there's a time and place for everything.
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