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Rosbegs wheel

Post by kamikatze » 17 Jun 2007, 18:52

Hello, i see a few minutes ago, Niko Rosbeg's car burning, but when Nico go out the car he returs the wheel at his place, why he does it? i think that the wheel is something very personal and expensive tool and return it to the flames it must be for a good reason...

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Post by maltafan » 17 Jun 2007, 18:55

that is part of the rules.

They have to put the steering wheel in place, in case marshalls would need to drive the car to a safer place.

The steering wheel belongs to the driver himslef, but he will have a penalty if he does not put it in place.
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Post by HamiltonF1 » 17 Jun 2007, 21:05

Yes you need to get the wheel back because othwerwise the car can't get in neutral and they can't move the car 8)
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Post by WDC » 18 Jun 2007, 05:22

scott speed got a penalty for that early last year!
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Post by ch1mp » 18 Jun 2007, 06:28

How much does one of those wheels cost? I thought it was hilarious how he released it and threw it out like a piece of garbage. I guess I would too if my car was on fire. I didn't get why he was walking back to the car after it was on fire...

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Post by SpykerMF1 » 18 Jun 2007, 08:25

ch1mp wrote:How much does one of those wheels cost?
More than a brand new car :lol: I think it was either £20,000 or something around that I heard on commentary a while ago. I thought they said £50,000 but can't be sure as it was a while ago

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Post by kamikatze » 18 Jun 2007, 09:32

Yes it's true there is a penal for not return the wheel but if the car is burning better run to the other side or return it when the fire is off.

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Post by [FIN]SpeedFreak » 18 Jun 2007, 10:16

WDC wrote:scott speed got a penalty for that early last year!


Mika Häkkinen was fined from same reason in 2001 Brazil...

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Post by Chubbs » 18 Jun 2007, 17:53

yeah they are around £20-30000, they are basically very high performance computers built with very expensive and light materials. each steering wheel is also unique to the driver using it :) 8)
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Post by WDC » 19 Jun 2007, 02:27

i thought it cost a hell of a lot more than that!
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