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GP2: Cecotto Downplays Pile-Up Blame

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RaceDepartment, May 31, 2013.

  1. RaceDepartment

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  2. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    In all fairness I don't understand all the negative hype surrounding his person really.

    Like he said he outbraked himself into T1 and that 14 others pile up is not really his fault but more the downside of a city track.
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  3. When I saw the replay of the start, the crashes behind him don't seem to be directly his fault (although having someone crash in front of you might make you lose focus, that's mostly your fault).

    But Cecotto has done enough to earn the negative hype:

    Those 2 should have been enough to get him a race ban on their own.
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  4. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Absolutely, but those incidents are of a completely different order than the Monaco accident.

    Those accidents happening before having nothing to do with racing, horrible.
  5. the_sigman

    Sim racer, F1 news editor... Racing is in my blood Premium Member

    Αs Tom Dillmann said, stewards acted on consenquences and not acts:thumbsdown:
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  6. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff Member

    While this incident shouldn't cause a race ban. He never, learns. He never feels like he's done anything wrong. And that is more dangerous than anything else.
  7. I know nothing other than watching the video, but it's not his fault everyone else sucks at driving too. The car that ran over his car had his brakes locked before the blamed driver did, and all the other idiots crashed into the car who stopped so he wouldn't run over someone else's wing. Nothing there made any sense. Bunch of European kids watching too many football dives and trying it in their own sport. Racing's racing, crashing is crashing. Move on to the next race and let the sponsors decide when they want to stop paying everyone to waste there funds crashing cars.
    My crappy opinion, it would probably differ if I didn't feel like crap today. ;)
  8. Back in the 70's in Italy Johnny Cecotto Sr. was very famous in Italy. His nickname back them was "Johnny Cerotto" where "Cerotto = "Band Aid" in Italian.
    Looks like it runs in the family.
  9. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Senior was awesome on two wheels :thumbsup:

  10. BMW made a M3 Edition after him as well.

  11. He only actually caused an incident with 1 other driver, and that was just down to making a mistake under braking.

    The rest of the crash was caused by others not giving room which blocked the track overall.
  12. Looking at that video he is only partly to blame. The guy in the white/blue car jamming up the inside contributes a lot to the pile up as well. Still, even though it is a street circuit, if you can't drive to the conditions, you shouldn't be driving.
  13. The man has a point.

    Even the best F1 drivers in the world have done that at some point in their careers, mostly luckily not having someone to their left.

    However, the 2 other silly incidents referred to in here are a cause for concern. Does he not realise that he is in real life, and not a video game?