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Consatina Effect?

Discussion in 'F1 2010 - The Game' started by Justin Lindsay, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Justin Lindsay

    Justin Lindsay

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    After Google was unable to provide a definitive answer, I just go ahead and ask the forum: what is the consatina effect?

    I woke up pretty tired this morning & decided to watch - for the 4th time - the Hungarian GP from this year. Anyway, in reaction to the Schumacher/Barrichello incident, Brundle I think it was, mentioned that the move from Schumacher to almost put Barrichello into the wall resembled a consatine move.

    *I'm not even sure on the spelling, but I'm guessing that I have it close enough for you guys to figure out what I'm asking.

    Thanks!
     
  2. maginty

    maginty

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    When cars break for a tight corner they bunch together. When they exit the corner they hit the throttle at different times and the distance between them increases. Thats the Consatina Effect in a nutshell. Its one of the reasons that overtaking on the exit of a turn is so difficult. The car in front will almost always be on the power first.
     
  3. coreyvf

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    It's "Concertina" effect. Named after the musical instrument, that compresses and expands, kind of like a line of cars as they go around a track, that is, if you had a birds-eyed view of the track.
     
  4. Chris Rees

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    Im not sure how the concertina effect relates to the Schumi Rubens incident though.
     
  5. My993C2

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    It doesn't. haha

    Schumacher probably thought Barrichello was actually Hakkinen and thought they were at Spa and not Hungary and had nightmares of being undressed by Hakkinen and wanted sweet revenge.



    or maybe Schumacher just wanted to kill an old friend.
     
  6. Justin Lindsay

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    That's what I was thinking, but he definitely says it.

    The only thing I could figure - and this would be loosely applied in such a situation, but perhaps the fact that Rubens was able to accelerate out of the las turn earlier than Schumacher could have & that allowed him the opportunity to pass Schumacher - at which point Schumacher 'threatened' to close the door on Rubens a tad bit... I mean a lot-bit too late.
     
  7. Justin Lindsay

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    I think one should be very loose with the term "friend" when speaking of Michael Schumacher & Rubens Barrichello.
     
  8. Chris Rees

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    I have to say that i still think that was one of the most dangerous manoevers i have seen in F1 over the years. That was proper quick race F12010 3 lap sprint sort of stuff!!

    If the pit lane exit hadnt finished where it did it most probably would of been an horrendous accident and Schumi would of been 100% responsible in the premeditated block.
     
  9. Fahad Gaffoor

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    i was kinda confused with the topic tittle.. wat was coming to my mind was Constantine.. lol..