Geoff Collins' thoughts on Formula 1, Switzerland and Film Production. And anything else.
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Leaving the pits
As we saw in Hungary, the marshalls seemed quiet happy to retrieve a car (Heidfeld's) backwards down the pitlane, despite the obvious danger. OK, cars aren't going quite as quickly when they leave the pits, but it can still cost a driver a lot of time.
In Germany, an HRT was being pushed backwards by the team's mechanics, rather close to where we would have been exiting the pits - the yellow markers are where we stop. Fortunately we weren't planing to stop then, but if we'd had to, we would have lost at least a couple of seconds. Which would, of course, only have been relevant to the other HRT...