Originally Posted by Mtbrncofn
Ok, I'm jealous now. You get to watch them on rain tires?! For years and years since I've watched racing, you hear about them slapping on the rain tires, and I have never, ever seen it happen in NASCAR.
They say they could possibly bring them out on a road course, which happens a whopping 2 times a year, but it's never even happened there. Of course, no way Jose on the ovals. I just want to see it once....on a stock car.
Sorry you had a bummer last 3 laps. My guy ran into trouble 9 laps in, but recovered well enough. Whew.
yuppaa... as F1 doesn't race on ovals it has to be monsoon like rain to stop a race. some of the best races ever were in the rain.. for example Barcelona 96 comes to my mind. The differences between the cars (which are huge in F1) are usually negated, and pure driver skill becomes a more determing factor (one of the negative sides of F1 is that you really need a great car to be able to achieve something), the boys are seperated from the men. Usually Hungary is one of the most boring GPs of the year, because it's almost impossible to overtake there. but in the rain..damn..that was a great, great race. Add to that we have two competing tire brands, which behaved differently in changing conditions, for example my favorite driver was at one time 5-6 seconds slower than his competitor for the WDC and then again 5-6 seconds faster! Aboslutely awesome races, even when he had a DNF with three laps to go. Luckily one of the other drivers was disqualified afterwards for being 2 kilos too light , so he got one really important championship point, and his rival DNF when he lost a wheel