sleenster wrote:I actually like the idea of him doing Rally Finland, but we'll see what the team says. I imagine they don't say no to him very much...
Pretty much how I see it.
I can understand Räikkönen's position pretty well, but I can also understand that the Lotus' guys get cold sweat every time somebody says the word "rallying".
Going back to the spectators placement and accidents involving spectators discussion:
I know much has been done and that the situation is better, but more must be done. I don't know what and how, but it's terrible to read news like those of this past weekend.
I mean, I don't really know how organizers can cope with spectators who don't want to follow the rules. If there is one volunteering marshal, the poor guy/girl won't be able to deal with a bunch of idiots who don't want to listen to what he/she says.
BUT, the common sense mistakes made by police and organizers are simply unacceptable. Last year, in Rally Monte Carlo, Petter Solberg crashed with a police car that was parked in the outside of a curve And the problems with the wrong placement of the spectators during last year's Rally Acropolis were really unacceptable. Okay, I admit, some of those spectators were standing in forbidden areas, but when Loeb first, and Kimi later on , went off because of that mud patch and almost got into the spectators... the organizers had placed the spectators there. As a matter of fact, the only reason Kimi didn't actually run over anybody with his car was because after Loeb's off, the marshals had taken the people a couple of meters back. Those couple of metres made the difference when Kimi went off, he touched the plastic white and red strap
I have to admit, though, that Räikkönen's almost hysteria attack after the incident was pretty amusing (given that nobody was hurt)