"Try some of these before or after your statements if you are not presenting them as facts. Things like - "In my opinion", or "I think that", JHMO, IMHO, IMO, JMO... Your opinions are not (necessarily) fact. That would clear things up some." - Seadog 03/25/2010 11:40am So the above is JMO.
I will risk the wrath of the membership for not having read the previous posts in this thread regarding the subject (that's a pet peeve of mine, but at the moment I just can't be bothered, since it's a pure opinion poll), and say:
Going slower is not a strategy, so the whole survey is invalid on its face;
The DW12 is already faster on road courses, and is going 222 at Indy without the boost in boost, so obviously it is NOT slower to any significant degree;
The difference in speed, if there is one on race day, of, say, 218 versus 225, is imperceptible by sight and if the racing is as good or better, the crowds will be just as happy or more.
"It is marvelous to go very fast!" Lisa, portrayed by Françoise Hardy, in the film [B]Grand Prix
"A big, fat, piddling weasel, yes. But not truly evil." JB
There's plenty of time to make the car faster, but there was no time to waste in making it safer. So far it looked pretty good in some solid hits last weekend,. and it stayed mostly on the ground too. I think the most imporetant part of the new car exercise is out of the way and now they car start working on rules tweeks, softer tires and such to make them faster.
Everyone want the jackrabit pulled out of the hat and everything to be perfect right friggn' now, but these sort of things take some time. The worst thing we could have done would have been to crank up to boost, take off the drag and break all the records, but have the cars flying into the fences. It looks like this car is safe race, and fast enough.
I'm not going to listen to any hooey that 225 mph is not fast.
"Is that my *** that I smell burning?" ... Helmet Stogie from "Death spasms of the Mabuchi"