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TearOffs Question!

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Steve William, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Steve William

    Steve William

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    I still cant understand why F1 drivers take off that plastic thing from their visors (TearOffs) while driving away from the pit stop, it can be dangerous if it goes in the engine air intake

    Why not take it while actually pitting? this way it it wont be just flying around the pits and causing problems like what happen to Hulkenberg in USA track!

    Any one else think the same!
     
  2. ENDR

    ENDR

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    They already have enough to do in just 3 seconds when they're stationary. They have to stop at a precise point, so that the airgun guys can get to work even when the wheels are still rotating, hold the clutch, sometimes change the engine maps for driving off, focus on the signal to go, drive off as soon as possible (no sooner, cause... you know :whistling:) and not stall the engine. I'm just guessing here, but I think they don't have more than a second of "free" time, so having to look for that thingy at the side of the visor (they can't see it!) would just be too distracting.
     
  3. Steve William

    Steve William

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    I meant someone else can remove it while pitting, that thing can set the engine on fire!
     
  4. Omer Said

    Omer Said
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    In the old times, a pitcrew guy used to wipe the visor with a dirty and terrible towel :D
     
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