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The Canadian Grand Prix - Part One

Jake Humphrey presents live coverage of Formula 1's Canadian Grand Prix, with commentary from Martin Brundle and David Coulthard.


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rules in. Gears, de ERS, pit-stop after pit-stop. I'm certainly no

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rocket scientist. It was enough to make you go loopy. It's the most

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competitive Gridwood had in years. But there's one name on everybody's

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lips. Vettel... It's a battle yet again. How are you going to stop

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him? And who is going to catch him? He's like an unstoppable force.

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can't be human. But he is human. Blink and you miss him. You can't

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take your eyes off him. It's predictably unpredictable.

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wouldn't change anything. It's crazy. Crazy! I can't take it!

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your mind at the moment. Good evening, thank you very much for

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being so patient. For the first time in 2011 you have had to wait

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until 5:00pm for a Grand Prix. Trust me, this circuit, this

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weather, and the desperate need for the rest of the pack to beat

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Sebastian Vettel, it will be worth the wait. This is somewhere that

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both of my partners in crime have had very much success over the

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years. Just making sure his hair doesn't get wet. For Eddie, this is

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where it started for him, 20 years ago. He's come through, to finish

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in fifth position, behind him is his team-mate. Eddie Jordan will be

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overjoyed. That was way back in 1981. Your first ever points and

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Formula One. A few years later, your first double podium. Here is a

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Rubens Barrichello, fist pumping with delight. Happy days for you?

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Canada has always been very special. It was remarkable. I think the

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Canadian people liked the Jordan style of things. To get these

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results here was really very special. How would you surmise the

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Jordan style of things? A little bit crazy. Very serious under the

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skin. But on the outside, people thought we were bit rock and roll.

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That's something we've had to live with. Just like you? Not really,

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very serious person, alongside David Coulthard, it makes me look

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even more sensible. Talking of David, his success in Formula One

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started and ended right here in Canada. David Coulthard, right

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behind him. He finishes in a fine fifth position. So, those were your

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first ever points in 1994. 14 years later, your final podium in the

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sport. Why are you running to the podium? Unfortunately, the parc

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ferme is at the beginning, the podium is at the end. I was late

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getting there, I missed the shuttle bus. You don't like running,

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either? Which of the memories was the fondest for you, first points

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is very special, 94 was a very sad year for Formula One. Equally, to

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do that, I know you were very proud? 94, I remember losing

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feeling in my legs, the physical forces of Grand Prix. I was a young

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tried and I wasn't well enough prepared. 2008, the last season,

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special to get on the board. Eddie? I think candidates, it was a huge

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loss for me when it was dropped from the calendar. You know what

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has happened? If you look what is going on in the centre of town, the

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crowd that at year, it has come back much stronger. I see this as

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being one of the top three races in our whole calendar. I think it's a

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race that can't be missed. exciting place today when it is dry.

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When it's wet, it's the end incredible Grand Prix. This guy is

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getting darker, but still, the crowds are turning up. -- the sky.

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But it keeps on rolling in Formula One. After today, will be over a

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third of the way through 2011, a season that will not include the

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Bahrain Grand Prix after they decided to remove themselves from

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the calendar. Well, basically, we took the calculated decision that

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we didn't want to cause any more inconvenience to the teams. The

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schedules have been set already towards the end of the season.

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Being a long-term player, on the arena, we decided to withdraw and

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stop the pursuit of our race for this year, focusing on next year's

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calendar. OK, let's talk about how this whole thing has been resolved.

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In the end, it is Bahrain that have made that decision. Formula One

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hasn't looked particularly clever for the past month? You say that, I

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think it shows that Formula One is such a global player. The sports

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transcend the sports pages. You have a number of different factions,

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number of different endgames in mind, so you are going to get these

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uncertainties. You have to say it's down to the FIA and the teams,

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ultimately, to make the final statement as to what they are doing.

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In this case, they have stepped forward. That's probably the most

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salient point. We are standing outside Ferrari, their team

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principal said that the sport mustn't use situations like this

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for personal gain. What was he talking about? Well, I think what

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has happened is that sport can often be used as a mechanism,

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whether it is a battering ram, a feather, it doesn't matter which

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side of the spectrum you are looking at. The fact is, sport

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should not be put in a position where it is influencing things that

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should be politically influenced. I think that the critical thing. Also,

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what he's talking about is that Formula One has to learn by these

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mistakes. Communication is vital in every walk of life, whether it be

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home, business, sport is no exception. We did not get it right

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with regard to communication. move on to a slightly happier

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things, this place. This is the Gilles Villeneuve circuit. It means

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the boys have got a lot to live up is in the house. Let's go for a

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walk. It's always frantic activity ahead of a race, particularly when

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it is wet. The director has to decide whether to start with a

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safety car, that teams need to decide whether to go with wet tyres,

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intermediate tyres, or if you are brave, slick tyres. You've raised

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in Monaco in the wet, what's it like when the rain starts coming

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down on these temporary tracks? It's a lot more comfortable in a

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racing car than our current walk. The umbrella is not big enough. Why

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are we not standing under the cover of one of the garages? We are

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bringing the excitement about the Spear of the rain to the people at

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home. The only one staying dry is the one in the middle! Thank you

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for that. It's funny that has we are walking down here, we are

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walking on bits which are painted. The one thing to any team boss will

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tell the drivers, stay off the kerbs. If you want to have a steady

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ride into the barrier, get on to this. You must stay on the black

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stuff. That's fair, but now they painted with a gripping paint. It's

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like sand, tight stuff, and its... It still going to be so the

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question are is not as bad as it could be, but you want to keep it

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on the black stuff. To keep David happy, we will not walk around too

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much. We will talk about the drivers' standings. Sebastian

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Vettel, I guess he opened his curtains this morning and groaned,

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the rest of the grid had a big smile on their faces closed not I

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don't think so, funnily enough. Anyone who witnessed what he did a

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few years ago in the Toro Rosso, they should play that DVD again. He

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absolutely killed everybody in the race. He's a master, dry and wet. I

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don't think he woke up to a crisis in his own mind. A fair point, but

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it makes such a margin for error a little smaller? No question,

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especially in a track like Montreal. Maybe not the downforce that we

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have seen in the past, but none the less it is a very high-speed

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circuit. In the wet, you will be down on those top speed slightly,

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but still brushing 200 mph. You've got no room for margin. If you're

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going to a slip and slide, you could find your way into the

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barrier. We'll keep our eyes on those slipping slides. As far as

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one man leading, it's not really dented the excitement. It's been an

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incredible year so far. It's all because Formula One brought in new

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regulations from lessons that it learned that this race 12 months

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ago. I think this is brilliant for the racing. This is what we've been

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looking for this year. We'd been looking for a tyre that is really

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on the limit. I would say to you, don't be nervous about negative

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publicity about a tyre that is graining, I would say bring it to

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every Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton is away first. I'm sure Monaco would

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be a crazy race. Each lap, the tyres started breaking a little bit

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more. If it breaks completely, I know that I'm in trouble. The tyres,

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everybody is on their limit. They are almost committee gather!

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Formula One should definitely be proud of the race today. We knew it

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was going to Beith a bit like that. Now we really are getting duty.

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What a day. Hamilton, he seeing if he can get on the inside of Alonso.

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He judged that perfectly. He's gone right across the grass. It's one of

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Canada! Some drive from Lewis Hamilton. That was without a drop

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of rain. You have to applaud the sport for realising and replicating

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what happened in Canada last year? We have been blessed. We've had an

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unbelievably good season last year. No one believed that we could

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replicate that, as you talk about. But they have. There are a couple

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of issues, some people saying KERS, some people saying ERS. I think the

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tyres have been a significant improvement in terms of excitement

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this year. Yes, we have a battle running away. But nobody is biggie

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about that, so much excitement. -- nobody is thinking about that.

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have got Sebastian Vettel running away, but even he is not immune to

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the odd mistake. He started this weekend in a way he wouldn't have

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wanted to? This is running into the last chicane. A bit too fast into

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the turn. The track was still a bit green. He didn't have as much grip

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as he expected. He'd lost the grip and ran out of road. He lost a very

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valuable development front wing. But he was able to secure his pole

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position. Two weeks ago in Monaco we saw a big accident or Sergio

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Perez. This was coming out of the tunnel, down to the chicane. He was

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passed fit to race. But he made the decision himself not to take part

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this weekend. He did. You know, that surprised a lot of people.

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David and I have discussed this. To get a driver to actually opt not to

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race is something very, very unusual. For him, in his mind set,

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I know he's impressed his team by wishing to pull out. He felt he

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wasn't quite ready. Most drivers would have just gone for it. He's

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gone up in everybody's estimation because he had the strength of will

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to actually decide he wasn't ready. I'm sure he will be watching at

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home. Maybe he will be that he's sitting in a warm living room,

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rather than getting into a racing car in these conditions. It meant

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Sauber had a big decision to make. Then it's the only decision I could,

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to ask a man who drove for them last year, until they ditched him

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with five races to go, Pedro de la Rosa, to step into their car. He

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did exactly that. Then this happened. He hasn't driven this car,

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he hasn't used the KERS button, he hasn't used the drag reduction

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system. He was actually wearing McLaren overalls for the first part

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of practice, such a late call-up to getting into the car. It was a

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disappointment for him, but it meant they had to rebuild the car

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and work hard to have a car ready for qualifying. I can tell you he

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was ready for qualifying, along with 23 other cars. Everybody goes

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out, drives around for an hour and seemed the drivers had figured out

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how to negotiate the circuit without crashing. The most action

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was from the Sauber drivers, Pedro de la Rosa's car was surprisingly

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undamaged by this encounter. His team-mate, Kobayashi, entertained

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with his usual style. So, while we didn't have any bent metal, we did

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have broken dreams at McLaren. On paper, the track plays to their

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strengths. The team does not bring a low drive career win today's race,

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and that hurt them on long straights. The win that they do

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have will give them more downforce and better grip in the wet. So,

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Button and Hamilton could have an ace up their sleeves. I don't think

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I've driven a car so bard in my life, really. I was on such a

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ragged edge. I touched the wall at one edge. Using the stream of

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another car, going behind it but we just got to hope it's much better

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than qualifying, we are a long way off. Mercedes have the best de ERS

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in the pit lane. They've used it to good effect. It's been progress

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this weekend. Qualifying, it's a good place to start. I think

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they're pretty confident that we can do much better in the race.

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With McLaren taking themselves out of the picture, it was down to Red

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Bull and Ferrari. Mark Webber's KERS hybrid system failed, which

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let Ferrari into record the best qualifying of the season. Felipe

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Massa and Fernando Alonso were separated by just 18 thousandth of

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a second. Alonso was on the first front row since this time last year.

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A genuine surprise in Formula One. Unlike Sebastian Vettel, on pole

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again and making amends for his crash in practice. It's a mixed-

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race, there's a bit of weather tomorrow. So, will see tomorrow.

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think the car is a little bit more competitive than we saw on the

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other tracks. I hope it carries on like that. If it rains, I think

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saving the tyres will be a key factor. Also, the wet tyres, they

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degrade a lot. We need to manage that. But it's not raining, it's a

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good opportunity. We started good, will see if we can get some kind of

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start which would be a good thing. The McLarens look very competitive.

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Probably they had a different approach in qualifying. Setting the

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car, setting up the car for the race. We'll see. What do we prefer?

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We don't know. We've had experienced with the Pirelli tyres

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in particular. It will be new ball Fernando Alonso and then Felipe

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Massa. Jenson Button is sure he can improve on seventh today. Behind

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the Renaults that ahead of his team-mate is Scotland's Paul di

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Resta and Pastor Maldonado. Sauber have Pedro de la Rosa standing in

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for the injured Sergio Perez. Hispania and Virgin retain their

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usual positions at the back of the grid.

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I have decamped to the dry. I'm standing next to Lewis Hamilton's

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car. Inside here there is a fair bit of head scratching going on.

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This team have been so fast in the last few years. Have a look in

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there. That is the cockpit Lewis Hamilton will be sliding into.

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There is no extra padding in there. There is not a lot of extra comfort

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that Lewis Hamilton has always done really well here. He picked up his

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first ever win here in Formula One. He was hoping for a backer --

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better weekend that this. You have to decide how to change a car ahead

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of the race. McLaren said they have not got a wet set-up but they are

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better prepared for the race than qualify and. Talk of changing the

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car at this late stage, we hear that Toro Rosso had removed Jaime

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Alguersuari's car from the grid. Explain the thinking behind that.

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It is a trump card. He was fairly well back. It gives him a huge

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advantage to change the dampers, the setting and the wing. They will

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put a lot of padding or tape on the ducks for the brakes. The brakes

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will be running cooler because of the ambient temperature. Here is a

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different -- difficult car on bricks. I think they have stolen a

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march on most people here. I think it could be beneficial to them

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because under normal conditions there were not looking quick enough

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to score points. All cars are allowed to change brake tape and

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put things like that on the car. Set up wise, maybe they will

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unleash the wonderful set-up we saw with Sebastian Vettel in Monza a

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couple of years ago and it could be the star of the show. Let's take a

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walk down to Ferrari because they have done extremely well this

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weekend. I suppose when you are starting a teeth on the grid and

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you are under pressure and Jaime Alguersuari is under pressure

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because he has not had the greatest of season so far, why not take a

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gamble in these conditions. not? By the nature of wet weather,

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it becomes more of a lottery. much bigger advantage. When you

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start in 18th place, in weather like this, the spray is

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unbelievable. You cannot see your hand in front of you. If you let

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the traffic go and you are starting knowing there will be four or five

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cars out in the first corner, that is generally my perception, he gets

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a chance to come up, either behind the safety car or goes on without

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this break in his face. I think it is a clever move. If we take a look

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to our left, have you ever heard of the phrase a hiding to nothing?

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This man has been here trying to get the water off but as quickly as

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he picks it up, the rain comes down. They will carry on doing their bit.

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At least the drivers know they are doing their best to keep it dry. A

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great performance from Ferrari? it is a remarkable comeback. It

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shows the strength and depth of the company. Has been a lot of

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technical changes with the design team. Not harmony behind the

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factory doors but nonetheless, they are within two-tenths of Sebastian

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Vettel in qualifying. If you carry on watching, we will show you the

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pole lap comparison between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando

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Alonso. There is so little between them, it is unbelievable. But it is

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Sebastian Vettel who is scaring the rest of the opposition with his

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pace. And he's scared our very own Lee McKenzie as she got a close-up

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look as to why he is the man leading the Formula One

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championship. Sebastian, I am very excited about this. I'm not sure if

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it is exciting for you for me being a passenger. It depends. It depends

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on how fast you go! We see you sitting just before you go out and

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do your laps, eyes closed, visualising the circuit. Please

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tell me you know this circuit very well. I don't, actually. I'm not

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100 % on left and right. Let's get it over with a! I am looking

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forward to it. That is what worries me! I don't get scared. I say,

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bravely. You seem to have got to grips with this new form of Formula

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One we have this season. Do you think you are driving better, are

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you handling the tyres better? Where have you got this edge?

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don't know. I'm trying to do whatever I have got in my hands,

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trying to do the best I can. This year with the tyres, it is a

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different kind of Formula One compared to last year. I love this

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new set-up. It opens a lot of possibilities for strategy, whether

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to do a stop more. Be us will be a victory whether he can make his

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tyres go from apps at 16 to 78. -- laps 16. Lustig, we were looking at

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one at stop. That was a mistake. We put the hard tyres on. Sometimes to

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win the race you have to stay out. I tried to do the best with my

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tyres. Treated them better than some people probably treat their

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wife. Sebastian Vettel is the master of Monaco. Sideways,

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sideways! I like that. I'm not to drift champion but I like to drive.

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It is looking very good for you to retain your championship, are you

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starting to think of that yet? because it is still very early.

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is your biggest rival? I think you cannot make them out yet. The

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McLaren drivers have been very competitive since Australia and I

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think being they are right behind us but also I think, looking at

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Ferrari, Fernando was always there, if he has a bad weekend he manages

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to get away with some points. It will be Lewis, Fernando, Jenson and

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then we will see where the Mercedes is able and the next couple of

:24:14.:24:22.

races did turn the situation around for themselves and to catch up.

:24:22.:24:27.

watch other forms of motor sport? Yes, most impressive is the rally.

:24:27.:24:32.

It is a bit crazy but it is very nice. I would like to try myself

:24:32.:24:38.

one day. I think Christian would not be too happy. No, danger, wall

:24:38.:24:42.

ahead. The East will be your F1 car, you

:24:42.:24:47.

will jump out and do this. Tell us about this. I heard some people get

:24:47.:24:54.

annoyed by it. He keeps doing that, doesn't he? We also normally see

:24:54.:25:04.
:25:04.:25:11.

you jumping on your car, Kinky One, he mentions all of his rivals

:25:11.:25:15.

but somehow forget to mention his team-mate Mark Webber as a

:25:15.:25:21.

challenger for the title. Very interesting. I don't think he will

:25:22.:25:25.

be expecting Mark to be watching 10 minutes before the race. I think he

:25:25.:25:30.

knows he has mark under control. From a team point of view, any

:25:30.:25:33.

developments, it is reasonable it will go to the car which has the

:25:33.:25:37.

best chance of winning the championship. But let's be very

:25:37.:25:42.

clear. He used the word we. I think he was being very kind to his team

:25:42.:25:45.

and he was thinking about the opposition. I hope he was thinking

:25:45.:25:49.

about the opposition outside Red Bull. He has been a very good team

:25:49.:25:55.

player. A quick weather update. I spoke to the guys behind us, they

:25:55.:26:00.

said they expect this race to start without any rain falling. However,

:26:00.:26:03.

according to Ron Meadows from Mercedes, this is wet enough for

:26:03.:26:07.

safety car start which means the cars have to have their full wet

:26:07.:26:10.

tyres. It could be a rather dramatic and rather exciting race

:26:10.:26:15.

here this afternoon. It will have to go some to match Le Monde this

:26:15.:26:19.

weekend. We are delighted that Allan McNish was able to get up and

:26:19.:26:23.

walk away after this accident during the race. It was a bad

:26:23.:26:30.

moment for our do. They had two big accidents. It was not all bad news.

:26:30.:26:33.

David, you raced in 1993. We will not mention that you were

:26:33.:26:37.

disqualified but we will talk about a high speed that this circuit.

:26:37.:26:41.

What is it like to race there? have a raised it from my memory

:26:41.:26:44.

because you said I was disqualified! What was it like

:26:45.:26:50.

until then? It is a great challenge. Martin is well placed to talk about

:26:50.:26:55.

that. He has won ultimate -- multiple times. It is a great

:26:55.:27:01.

British following when you go to that event. Arguably, you do more

:27:01.:27:08.

laps and more kilometres during a single event than you do during a

:27:08.:27:13.

entire Grand Prix season. All in all, you would describe it as a

:27:13.:27:18.

good weekend. We are getting close to race time. You can hear the

:27:18.:27:23.

engines are starting to roar. A few moments until the cars make it out

:27:23.:27:26.

to the great. There will be a couple of laps to ascertain how

:27:26.:27:30.

much grip there is. The fans turn out in their droves because leave

:27:30.:27:34.

on not, they do not -- if they do not come to this race in Canada,

:27:34.:27:38.

the nearest race to them is Silverstone, therefore tickets are

:27:38.:27:48.
:27:48.:28:08.

We had better get out of the pit lane because the cars will start

:28:08.:28:13.

coming down here. We can go to the Mercedes garage and talk about

:28:13.:28:17.

Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg. Rosberg is yet to finish in a

:28:17.:28:21.

higher position and he starts this season. Mercedes need to start

:28:21.:28:25.

working on their race pace, don't they? There are a couple of teams

:28:25.:28:28.

like that you can pull out the stops for qualifying but cannot

:28:28.:28:32.

match it in the race. Mercedes, unfortunately for them that seems

:28:32.:28:37.

to be the sequence. I'm sure they are working hard. It is a

:28:37.:28:41.

transition period in some respects but we used to better performances

:28:41.:28:45.

from Mercedes than what is happening at the moment. Nico

:28:45.:28:49.

Rosberg is doing a good job but nobody knows how good he is because

:28:49.:28:55.

the bent schmuck being Michael Schumacher, Nico is beating him --

:28:55.:29:00.

the benchmark. A pretty good benchmark, the most successful guy

:29:00.:29:04.

in the history of the sport. He is the most successful driver ever

:29:04.:29:10.

hear. Michael has just climbed into his car gearing up for this race.

:29:10.:29:15.

Another win might be difficult for him today. What is it like for him

:29:15.:29:19.

coming to places where you have won time and time again. What was it

:29:19.:29:25.

like, David, when you went to Monaco? Past performance is no

:29:25.:29:29.

guarantee of future success. Michael was known as the rain

:29:29.:29:33.

master when he was in his first career and he will be seeing this

:29:33.:29:37.

as an opportunity. He did a great job in qualifying. He is right

:29:37.:29:41.

there with his younger team-mate, separated by less than half a tenth.

:29:41.:29:45.

He will see this as a great opportunity. He knows how to drive

:29:45.:29:50.

in the wet. There he is, the seventh time for milk one world

:29:50.:29:54.

champion. He took a slightly slower, slightly more leisurely tour around

:29:54.:30:04.
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the circuit with our own David Why go to Montreal, a place you

:30:07.:30:13.

know well. I'm a bit concerned by these banners. There is a like this

:30:13.:30:16.

to you, but it looks like your team-mate is a werewolf or

:30:16.:30:25.

something, don't you think? Gosh! Get your feet down! I don't train

:30:25.:30:34.

any more. OK. My God, we are almost off. Can you switch on KERS?

:30:34.:30:40.

this flat out? I think I could run faster! Actually, I'm coming in.

:30:40.:30:45.

Right, we have stopped down here. The apex of turn one. Could you

:30:45.:30:48.

maybe tell us a bit about the challenge of the area of the track?

:30:49.:30:52.

The challenge is to come through here, a key position and keep all

:30:53.:30:57.

of the bits on your car. Whenever you take too much here, it will

:30:57.:31:02.

have an influence over there. If you go too tight and too deep into

:31:02.:31:05.

the corner, the radius you have to take for the second one is losing

:31:05.:31:12.

time. Here we are, working it out turn two. It's known as a traction

:31:12.:31:18.

corner. In particular, at the tyre is going to be... Be careful, stop!

:31:18.:31:25.

He has a conscious, he is worried about the cameraman. Do you mind if

:31:25.:31:30.

I drive a little bit? Yes. You will cope, I think. I'm not going to

:31:30.:31:34.

argue with him. If I was closer to the pits, I might argue. But we are

:31:34.:31:38.

too far away. David Coulthard, he's going to have it out with David

:31:38.:31:48.
:31:48.:31:52.

do it in English, we are broadcasting to the UK. We are not

:31:52.:31:56.

broadcasting in Germany. I'm doing the trouble, he is doing the

:31:56.:32:06.
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steering, what are you doing? fantastic. Is my accent not very

:32:18.:32:23.

good? I only learnt my German from watching DVDs when I was younger.

:32:23.:32:33.
:32:33.:32:34.

Can I drive? No, still not. Send me those DVDs! Turn 10, probably one

:32:34.:32:37.

of the most famous corners in terms of the image of the crowd. You can

:32:37.:32:41.

feel it, if you pass somebody, you see them getting up and being

:32:41.:32:46.

excited. If you are in the right car and this right situation.

:32:46.:32:54.

drive this last bit? Please. Hooray, I get to drive. This last

:32:54.:32:58.

chicane, they refer to this as the wall of champions. Have you ended

:32:58.:33:03.

up in this wall? I think I created that name. I was the first one

:33:03.:33:09.

there. She Macca, out of the race! They call it the war of champions.

:33:09.:33:14.

That's right. In a really good line, you would be here. That's a bit

:33:14.:33:19.

uncomfortable? Exactly. On the exit, do you have to be brushing the

:33:19.:33:26.

wall? Kind of, yes. How close can we get? You try, C. Is that OK?

:33:27.:33:31.

There is a camera, what we don't have that. I'm not comfortable, can

:33:31.:33:41.
:33:41.:33:46.

the tyres and stuff? Don't hit them, we don't have that many of them.

:33:46.:33:56.
:33:56.:33:58.

did get quite close. And you for Schumacher, making his way out, we

:33:58.:34:04.

can say Nick Heidfeld been pushed back into his garage, what would

:34:04.:34:11.

that before? Well, they got time, they can just make sure the break

:34:11.:34:16.

at a temperature is coming in as expected, they know exactly how to

:34:16.:34:19.

get the cooling just right. We saw Nico Rosberg stopping his pit box

:34:19.:34:25.

and put on extra front wings. Well, I say put one in, they may have

:34:25.:34:29.

taken one out. They will put a setting in there, which will have

:34:29.:34:33.

been offset when running, he had denied that and decided he wants to

:34:33.:34:43.
:34:43.:34:43.

do a bit of a change and go to the around me and I think the clouds

:34:43.:34:48.

had just lifted. Who knows? The gamble that McLaren have made, at

:34:48.:34:53.

this moment in time it looks a good gamble. I think there will be a dry

:34:53.:34:56.

line early in this race. If you are getting a bit blasted out by the

:34:56.:35:00.

sounds of the cars, is because they are trying to do reconnaissance

:35:00.:35:04.

laps. There is no where else we can go, apart from stand quite close

:35:05.:35:09.

and speak loud! We had been told the McLaren cars are heading to the

:35:09.:35:12.

grid on intermediate tyres. What will the drivers have been doing on

:35:12.:35:15.

their first lap, where would they be looking for gripper, what would

:35:15.:35:19.

be the process? The guys that have been here before they know already

:35:19.:35:22.

where to find the grip. In some corners it will be slightly off-

:35:22.:35:26.

line. In other corners, you've got no choice. When you go through a

:35:26.:35:30.

chicane you have to cross over the racing line at a certain point. If

:35:30.:35:35.

you have no experience of the track, you will have to make it up as you

:35:35.:35:38.

go along. In terms of finding the grip of the tyres, they can go

:35:38.:35:45.

round on full wet and then go to the intermediate ones. McLaren,

:35:45.:35:48.

intermediate tyres, we know that because of the blue writing on the

:35:48.:35:51.

side. The drivers will be getting that information. When they get on

:35:51.:35:55.

the grid, this is the real pressure point, when you have deep

:35:55.:35:59.

conversation with the engineers. Presuming it's not a safety car

:35:59.:36:07.

start, of course. We are respecting Michael Schumacher. There he is,

:36:07.:36:10.

right on cue, the champion. There has been very little running for

:36:11.:36:15.

any of these teams on wet tyres or intermediate tyres. We can join

:36:15.:36:19.

Martin on the grid. We've yet to see an incident at the first corner

:36:19.:36:23.

this season. If we are going to see one, today might be that day?

:36:23.:36:27.

Magical mystery Tour, welcome to the grid. They are still practising

:36:27.:36:31.

their starts. They are queuing up in the end of the pit lane. We are

:36:31.:36:36.

not too far away from the pit lane. They are desperately trying to find

:36:36.:36:46.
:36:46.:36:47.

that by two point. Force India. They are still queuing up to try

:36:47.:36:55.

and find out how they can get the line. Is it intermediate? Always at

:36:55.:37:00.

full wet? On these conditions you usually say intermediate. But it

:37:00.:37:03.

turns out that they can't keep a lot of temperature in those

:37:03.:37:08.

intermediates. It's hard rubber, designed more for slick running.

:37:08.:37:11.

There is a great concern that any one that starts on intermediates

:37:11.:37:16.

might struggle initially. They will go out and try those tires now on

:37:16.:37:22.

the formation laps. We're going to be as welcome as toothache on the

:37:22.:37:30.

grid today. Macau short the Rennies. 24 cars were charged down there, 23

:37:30.:37:36.

because Alguersuari will start from the pit lane. A short run, we can

:37:36.:37:46.

see Barrichello going through to the track. Five minutes ago, if

:37:46.:37:51.

that disappears, we know it will not be a safety car start. If it is,

:37:51.:38:01.

all of the drivers have to start on a full wet tyre. Any news about

:38:01.:38:07.

whether it is a safety car start? No, 10 minutes to decide what we

:38:07.:38:11.

are doing. At the moment it looks better than half-an-hour ago.

:38:11.:38:15.

let it be a safety car start, it spoils the fun. If they say it will

:38:15.:38:21.

be, say, no, I'm not going to do that. We'd sorted that out. Here is

:38:21.:38:28.

the finish line. Sebastian Vettel is not yet on his grid slot. We

:38:28.:38:32.

have the driver's steward here. It can be a busy day in the Stewards

:38:32.:38:39.

of us? It looks like today will be a very busy day. -- steward's

:38:39.:38:42.

Office. Do we wish you were out here in these conditions, driving

:38:43.:38:51.

again? Just wet, yes. But not aquaplaning, too much water, no.

:38:51.:38:56.

Now, I don't think so bad. I agree with you, it doesn't look too bad

:38:56.:39:04.

at all. We have Vettel's cruising up to the great wit the full wet

:39:04.:39:09.

tyres he has decided to try. He's going to have to debrief with his

:39:09.:39:14.

engineers. Apparently he said on the radio that he is going to start

:39:14.:39:19.

on wet tyres. I think somebody has just switched me off behind here.

:39:19.:39:25.

I'll carry on talking, but I can't hear anything any more. Yeah... OK,

:39:25.:39:31.

I'm still broadcasting. That's fine. So, Vettel, he's got his rubber

:39:31.:39:36.

boots that they put on to stop your fireproof boots from getting too

:39:36.:39:42.

damp. Alas the want today is cart water into the car. They are

:39:42.:39:46.

sitting on the top. They are worth about �5, I imagine, but they could

:39:46.:39:50.

be critical and his Motty million pounds approach to try to win a

:39:50.:39:54.

Grand Prix. The man that wants to win the championship puts on his

:39:54.:39:58.

galoshes, standing up in the seat as he heads out through the dry ice.

:39:58.:40:03.

There are still got to cool the car down. There are no fans on these

:40:03.:40:08.

cars that run by themselves. They have Tickle the car. So, Vettel

:40:08.:40:18.
:40:18.:40:18.

will get out and debrief with his engineer. You have to decide what

:40:18.:40:21.

tyre to start on. He doesn't want this misinformation, this doubt of

:40:21.:40:27.

what to do and how to do it. He is the man that has been fastest, he

:40:27.:40:31.

would like a very straightforward race. I will just hang around a

:40:31.:40:34.

little bit in the hope that we can have a quick word with him. I don't

:40:34.:40:40.

know if he... Tommy, is he up for chatting today? I think so. Tommy

:40:40.:40:46.

is the trainer, a good lad. We'll wait for Sebastian to say what he

:40:46.:40:50.

has got to say to his engineer and then we'll move down the grid. I'm

:40:50.:40:54.

desperate to hear what he thinks of the track conditions. We are in

:40:54.:40:58.

pole position here. I'm getting kicked from behind by Spanish TV,

:40:58.:41:05.

as normal. I don't want to interrupt him, that would not be

:41:05.:41:09.

fair. But if you don't mind waiting, I really would like to just get a

:41:09.:41:13.

word from the pole position man and the championship leader. There's a

:41:13.:41:16.

lot of discussion going on. I don't want to move away. I'm in pole

:41:17.:41:24.

position to talk to him first. Let's just see. Sebastian, how is

:41:24.:41:30.

the track feeling? It's quite slippery. Quite wet. So, do you

:41:30.:41:33.

think there is any chance of getting the intermediates to wear?

:41:34.:41:38.

Not with this amount of water, that is for sure. At the moment, its

:41:38.:41:44.

extremes. Maybe later on, with less water. What is your knowledge of

:41:44.:41:49.

these tiers Will? You've done so little running, in Istanbul you

:41:49.:41:53.

went into the wall, the car is quite tricky? The Tarmaced doesn't

:41:53.:41:59.

have a lot of grip, so it's quite tricky. I share this small

:41:59.:42:05.

knowledge with all of the others. Send them a bit of spray, that will

:42:05.:42:09.

fix them. I'm getting mugged here. Tanya, how are you? It's a long

:42:10.:42:17.

queue. As if I can find Mark Webber. I might try and find Alonso as well.

:42:17.:42:21.

The grid is busy, busy, busy. Alonso was just getting out of the

:42:21.:42:26.

car. It will be taking his skid lid off any time soon. I'm going to see

:42:26.:42:33.

their PR boss. You're kidding me, I can't even see him, let alone

:42:33.:42:43.
:42:43.:42:44.

Fernando Alonso. Number three? Only one question, I don't have three

:42:45.:42:52.

minutes to wait. Will try later. Where are we? Let's move down. If

:42:52.:42:57.

we can actually squeeze past, we are just going to... How do the

:42:57.:43:00.

driver's focus with all of these people around them, people like me

:43:00.:43:05.

trying to Lost Questions? Look at these tyres. They can have dry

:43:05.:43:09.

tyres, just in case, intermediate and white tyres in the blanket.

:43:09.:43:14.

They are heated to around 60 degrees centigrade. 60 for the

:43:14.:43:17.

intermediate and the West. The drivers have four sets of

:43:17.:43:22.

intermediate tyres. They do what they say, somewhere between wet and

:43:22.:43:26.

dry. They only have three sets of the full wet tyre. If there isn't

:43:26.:43:30.

enough standing water, they can blister. But see if we can get a

:43:30.:43:35.

quick word with Mark Webber. I don't fancy standing in the queue

:43:35.:43:40.

for Fernando Alonso. How is the track, in your view? Pretty good.

:43:40.:43:47.

Tricky in places. Through 5, 6, 7, still a bit of water. Visibility is

:43:47.:43:54.

going to be pretty poor. Yes, not too bad. I would have liked to have

:43:54.:43:59.

done two laps, but on we go. this an afternoon to just stay on

:43:59.:44:02.

the road or do you just have to go for it? Survival is important for

:44:02.:44:07.

the first hour. It will probably go the different -- distance. There is

:44:07.:44:12.

an opportunity at every corner to drop it. You just got to stay cool.

:44:12.:44:16.

But keep the pay sensible. You must feel pretty good about these

:44:16.:44:20.

conditions, it gives you as good a chance as any to win this race?

:44:20.:44:24.

too bad. A few more grey hairs, but it's always nice to have a

:44:24.:44:30.

challenge. We've got Louis's car down here. They had difficult

:44:30.:44:38.

qualifying. This guy is not on the grid yet, Nico Rosberg. Where is

:44:38.:44:44.

his car? It's coming now. He's on his way around? He got out of the

:44:44.:44:48.

Pet line on time. Talk about leaving it left foot -- late.

:44:48.:44:58.
:44:58.:44:59.

Jenson is running through the fence. That is the full wet tyre. You can

:44:59.:45:05.

see the deeper grooves. Obviously we are not allowed to look at the

:45:05.:45:11.

back of that car, by the looks of it. Nico Rosberg, with no

:45:12.:45:14.

preparation time whatsoever as he is literally just rocking up onto

:45:14.:45:18.

the grid. We will wander a little bit further back. Let's see what

:45:18.:45:28.
:45:28.:45:33.

are you getting back from your drivers? No chance of intermediates

:45:33.:45:38.

at the moment. They do not think they will be able to start on

:45:38.:45:44.

intermediate. Do you have a clue what the crossover point is?

:45:44.:45:50.

The only information we have is with the testing. Thank you. Ross

:45:50.:45:55.

was saying the teams do not have an idea of what kind of lap time

:45:55.:46:00.

roughly that you say, the track is ready for Inters, is ready for

:46:00.:46:06.

slick tyres. I just wanted to have a quick word with somebody down

:46:06.:46:11.

here who I heard was coming on the grid with Renault but I cannot see

:46:11.:46:16.

him. I think we are running out of time. We have run out of time. Back

:46:16.:46:23.

to you, Jake. Thanks to you, Martin. A good effort. I think he was

:46:23.:46:28.

looking for Colin Farrell but Eddie held him up in the paddock. Martin

:46:28.:46:32.

was talking about the tyres. It is difficult for the teams to know

:46:32.:46:36.

what to do, David, because there are so little running on these. One

:46:36.:46:43.

team principal said we do not know what the crossover point is. That

:46:43.:46:48.

is right. If we were still using Bridgestone tyres, it would still

:46:48.:46:53.

be down to track temperature. With the Pirellis, there is so little

:46:53.:47:00.

wet running. There was some in Barcelona but not all the teams

:47:00.:47:04.

took part so it will be big journey of discovery this afternoon. Ross

:47:04.:47:08.

said they will have full wet to start blue rays. There are so much

:47:08.:47:16.

ability to lean on a full wet tyre laterally. -- they will start with

:47:16.:47:24.

full wet. Fitter Ali Petrov is feeling cool, his plate -- playing

:47:24.:47:31.

it nice and safe -- Vitaly Petrov. Let's see what is happening out on

:47:31.:47:34.

the track. We are gearing up for what could be a special Grand Prix

:47:34.:47:39.

this weekend. The cars are out on the grid. We saw Nico Rosberg

:47:39.:47:44.

arriving late on the grid. Yes, I'm sure they are still going through

:47:44.:47:50.

the final discussions and strategy wise. Is an important race for the

:47:50.:47:55.

guys on the pit wall. We can see the Williams team gearing up. There

:47:55.:48:00.

have Rubens Barrichello and he is a man who loves driving in the wet.

:48:00.:48:05.

He has driven for you in the rain, what is he like? He is a rain

:48:05.:48:10.

master, no doubt about it. The problem for him is there are a lot

:48:10.:48:14.

of people who are rain Masters. There is Vettel, we have talked

:48:14.:48:18.

about Michael Schumacher, there are lots of really talented people. The

:48:18.:48:22.

advantage that he may have had in years gone by has been gobbled up

:48:22.:48:28.

and everybody else is as good as he is in the wet. Jenson Button starts

:48:28.:48:32.

from seventh on the grid, another driver who enjoy is wet weather and

:48:32.:48:35.

another one who said his car would be faster in the race than

:48:35.:48:41.

qualifying. He is with Lee. Jenson, you came out onto the grid on into

:48:41.:48:51.

is, how slippy was the track? -- intos. Very. There is a lot of

:48:51.:48:56.

water out there. It has stopped raining. It is getting warmer. I

:48:56.:49:03.

have not decided what I am going to run. Time is ticking. I know. I

:49:03.:49:09.

think we will make the right course. Thank you. Just give us an idea,

:49:09.:49:13.

Eddie, who makes the decisions? How much will the team be leaning on

:49:13.:49:17.

Jenson Button to let them know how it will feel out there. He is the

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guy on the track. Always remember that I could never be more

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surprised with Ayrton Senna. He always used to take the longest way

:49:28.:49:32.

round the corner and the reason he did that was because there was more

:49:32.:49:35.

grip on the outside of the corner and then everyone started to follow

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him. He was the master for me. He could find his way around a wet

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track faster than anyone else. about Sebastien Buemi? His driving

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for Toro Rosso and he starts and 15th. Sebastian, what do you think?

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It is a difficult call, to be honest. It seems to be quite

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slippery. At the moment, we are still looking at how the weather

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will change in the next few minutes. Your team mate has the full wet

:50:09.:50:13.

set-up on, do you? Know, I do not but they tried something with him

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and we will see how it goes. Thank you. Not long to go until lights

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out at the start of this Grand Prix. At, you loved situations like this.

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Was it exciting more nerve-racking? I remember some of the opposition

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said Jordan, you can only win in the wet conditions. The reality was,

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we always tried to go the opposite to be thinking that the big teams

:50:38.:50:42.

would go and therefore, you know you're not actually racing them

:50:42.:50:47.

fair to fair. If the conditions happened to favour us all the

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strategy, those days you could go for more fuel and get a longer run,

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those aspects, a thing that was what was very good and successful.

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We did have a couple of key guys. Gary Anderson was a magic man and

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good at anticipating those situations. Once upon a time, Eddie

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was the person making the decisions, these days it is people like

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Christian Horner. This is what he had to save. What is the smart

:51:15.:51:20.

thing to do, Christian? It is very interesting. The weather says it

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will brighten up a little bit but I think you have to be on the right

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tyres at the right times. When you are starting from pole, you do not

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want to take that many risks. that will be full works? I have not

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spoken to the drivers but it is difficult to say at the moment. It

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looked like full wets but it changes quickly. Thank you. Rain or

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no rain, the perfect place to be is on pole position, even if you have

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only done it by two-tenths of a second over three miles on the

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tarmac. This is how close it is between first and second on the

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grid. Let's compare the qualifying laps

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with the two men occupying the front row of the great. Sebastian

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Vettel is on pole, Fernando Alonso is second on the grid. 95 mph

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through the first apex, turn to follows immediately and they are

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neck and neck. Ahead retraction zone as they head towards turn

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three and four, the chicane. Alonso is slightly ahead. The wall on the

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exit has claimed many cars this weekend. The fast turn five corner,

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Alonso on the right seems slightly uncertain. Look at the steering

:52:41.:52:48.

angle that Alonso has to put in. He has a slower steering rack on that

:52:48.:52:52.

car. Vettel gets on the throttle early and gains an advantage

:52:52.:52:57.

through the exit of that chicane. It is a long run down to terms 8

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and 9, building up the speed. As they sweep into the apex, Vettel

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maintains his advantage, the line very similar. These two drivers

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absolutely on the top of their game. They change is at different times,

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suggesting different gear ratios. A heavy braking zone for the turn ten

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hairpin. They take absolutely identical lines, technically

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perfect. A long straight up to 200 mph, heading to the end of the lap.

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Vettel makes a quick brake balance adjustment ahead of turns 13 and 14.

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This is all about who will be on pole position. As they grants --

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glance across the kerbs, Vettel looks more comfortable. There it is.

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Another pole position. His 21st. Sebastian Vettel just aces Fernando

:53:57.:54:03.

Alonso. I love to see that. That is how close it is in Formula One. It

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could be pretty close this afternoon. We are in for a magic

:54:06.:54:12.

trick. They have on pole position, Sebastian Vettel, and then the best

:54:12.:54:16.

starter currently, Fernando Alonso, which will be very tight into the

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first corner. McLaren have decided go on a wet set-up and they will be

:54:21.:54:25.

very fast. Who knows what will happen. We believe we will be

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starting under a safety car but we will see. Time to handover to

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Martin Brundle and David Coulthard. The national sport here is ice

:54:35.:54:38.

hockey bit once the year something arrives which is equally ferocious

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 42 seconds

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be famous for its winter sports but today seems more about watersports.

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This track Essex in the St Lawrence Seaway. Be bumpy track has caused

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many to shed a tear here. The should be one of the best races of

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the year. This is normally an exciting race. There is the track

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layout. 2.7 miles and 14 turns. The DRS, if they are allowed to use it

:55:55.:56:00.

in the race, you're not allowed to operate the rear wing with wet

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tyres on, unless a few drivers go out on slick tyres, they will

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enable it and everyone can use it. It is quite a challenge for them.

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We will get into that during the race. The KERS system, the extra

:56:15.:56:21.

energy boost, it is quite hard to do in wet track conditions. It

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dramatically affects the way the cars slowed down. A big crowd, as

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always. They are in on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They

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love for Miller won here in this part of North America. Hopefully,

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we can put on a good show for them as we hope we can put on a good

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show for you. Welcome to everybody around the world to tunes in to the

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BBC commentary. They seek confirmation and I am saddened a

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little bit, the race will start behind the safety car. David, is

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that right? Given the amount of incidents we have seen here with

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dry starts, the short run into the first tight corner, it is a view

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which has been taken to enable every car to be able to make a

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start. The chances are the cars will be strung out when they

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eventually release them and that will make it a bit safer. I think

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the view from the race director is we simply do not know how slippy

:57:20.:57:24.

this track is and we do not want to risk losing a bunch of cars early

:57:24.:57:29.

on. Yes, but these are the finest drivers in the world and I think

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they are ready to cope with the conditions. Safety car starts means

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everyone has to be a full wet tyres and you cannot go out there, the

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FIA said, you cannot -- if you want to start behind the safety car, it

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must be extremely wet, you must put the wet tyres on. Therefore, the

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DRS, the opening rear wing like a little shutter and gives them

:57:55.:58:01.

higher top speed on the long straights of this Gilles Villeneuve

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circuit, that is disabled at this time. Normally it would come in at

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the end of lap two. At the moment, it will not come in until the race

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director deems the tracks safe enough to use it. For now, the wet

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tyres on. They are pressured up to 60 degrees centigrade. The red

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lights are used as a countdown to the start proceed dear. --

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 42 seconds

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Sergio Perez who is not racing rule but the stewards decided he

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did a good race over the weekend. What is the point of having a roll?

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I think it is to protect at the start of the season when you have

:59:34.:59:37.

new teams and you do not know if they are up to scratch. We have

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seen cars who have taken the start of the Grand Prix you have no place

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to be there but I think in this case it is a sensible decision.

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Virgin have been in the 107 % will that many Grand Prix is already

:59:49.:59:55.

busy and d'Ambrosio has shown he is more than capable. I agree with you.

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If I was a steward, I would let him in. It is to stop the people who

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were miles off the pace like Hispania were in Australia.

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Alguersuari starts at the back of The race starts now. There is no

:00:19.:00:24.

formation lap. That his wife Alguersuari is going to be able to

:00:24.:00:29.

get onto the back of the field. He will be sitting there while the

:00:29.:00:34.

tyres lose crucial temperature. It's very slow at the back of the

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field. I think it's the other version, I'm lucky in the far

:00:39.:00:44.

distance. This is working out not too bad for the Toro Rosso. He's

:00:44.:00:51.

not allowed to leave the end of the pit lane. Extreme wet, with the

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safety car, but we are not expecting rain until halfway

:00:54.:00:59.

through the race. The first part, he knows that already. He

:00:59.:01:03.

understands the rules with the safety car. The second part sends a

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shiver down my spine. I remember being in a Grand Prix, where you

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get messages from engineers, stay there, the radar tells us that the

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rain will stop in two minutes. 10 minutes later... You cannot give

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information like that. I think it's misleading. If you can say, we know

:01:26.:01:30.

it is raining 100 metres away from the circuit, we have someone

:01:30.:01:35.

standing there, that's good information. But to give radar

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information, that's difficult. Confirmation that the DRS, the rear

:01:39.:01:45.

wing, it is disabled at this point. They are all on wet tyres. As part

:01:45.:01:49.

of the rules. How quickly would you bring the safety car in? At the end

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of this lap. It's really good, the drivers have seen whether standing

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water is, the track will dry out pretty quickly with all of these

:01:58.:02:02.

cars running at speed. There will be sucking the water out of the

:02:02.:02:08.

tarmac and putting it up into the air. I started a race at Brands

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Hatch, and it was much wetter than that. We couldn't see where we were

:02:11.:02:15.

going, but we were still going for it. Personally, I did the race

:02:15.:02:21.

should have started properly. Viscount finish by centres on the

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Toro Rosso, if they started from a normal good start, they would have

:02:24.:02:30.

to wait until the last car got to the end of the pit lane before he

:02:30.:02:40.
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could join the race. Now he's able to run around on the pack. You can

:02:46.:02:50.

see if the karting line, where there seems to be more grip. Where

:02:50.:02:53.

the rubber is on the racing line, you can put some water on the top

:02:53.:02:58.

of it and it becomes as slick as you like. Slippery as anything you

:02:58.:03:08.
:03:08.:03:18.

can imagine. You're looking along 100 metres osprey, they are looking

:03:18.:03:22.

along 50 metres of spray. It does look more difficult from the

:03:22.:03:26.

driver's position. It wasn't supposed to be easy? It I think

:03:26.:03:30.

that's quite a good camera angle. Like the driver, it doesn't have a

:03:30.:03:35.

window wiper. It has a little roll of film, which I am sure will move

:03:35.:03:39.

across and clear that screen. These are one of the biggest difficulties.

:03:39.:03:46.

Its visibility. We have all raced on formulas that probably have less

:03:46.:03:50.

grip than a Formula One car in the wet. But not being able to see

:03:50.:03:54.

where you're going, spotting where you are braking, that is the big

:03:54.:03:57.

challenge when it is wet. People have the benefit of the first few

:03:57.:04:07.
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cars running. Within 10 or 15 minutes, the rain will be coming

:04:20.:04:30.
:04:30.:04:34.

pretty heavy. Red Bull have got two or three people out there. It was a

:04:34.:04:38.

matter of looking at the sky, when the rain turns up it was coming in

:04:38.:04:48.
:04:48.:04:54.

downtown Montreal at the back side of the circuit. I cannot see

:04:54.:05:03.

anything, but 15 minutes belonged time. -- a long time. To go through

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the people we know, McLaren have got in wet style bit of rear wing.

:05:14.:05:24.
:05:24.:05:29.

Jaime Alguersuari... Have you finished? Le Mr Holton at once to

:05:29.:05:39.
:05:39.:05:40.

get finished because they have a wet set-up -- Lewis Hamilton.

:05:40.:05:48.

think that went a long way towards a set -- a wet set-up? Yes, it's so

:05:48.:05:55.

watch out for them when the safety card comes in at. One of the things

:05:55.:06:00.

you are reminded of is that on this circuit, very high top speeds, not

:06:00.:06:07.

as many fast corners. That is the same as a wet set-up. Williams are

:06:07.:06:11.

running at the same winds they had in the Monaco Grand Prix so cannot

:06:11.:06:17.

get more downforce and there is not enough standing water. And

:06:17.:06:21.

softening springs are a thing of the past, downforce is still good

:06:22.:06:26.

in the wet, so what you have to balance out any shift that you get.

:06:27.:06:33.

It used to be the case that if you put wets on the cars, it would

:06:33.:06:37.

increase the downforce on them because of the way the air separate

:06:37.:06:47.
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of a car, so they can clear up standing water. In raises the car

:06:51.:06:55.

few millimetres, maybe five mm. you've got the tread depth of the

:06:55.:07:04.

tyres. Overall, it's a significant raising. Thank goodness, we are

:07:04.:07:07.

going to have a race. They are all in the order they lined up on the

:07:07.:07:11.

grid. The lights are going out on the top of the safety car any time

:07:11.:07:16.

soon. That is the signal for Sebastian Vettel, that he will,

:07:16.:07:26.

progressively, become the pace- setter. The SLS, if you drove it on

:07:26.:07:30.

the road, it would terrify you how fast it would go. They are trying

:07:30.:07:35.

not to bump into the back of it, such is the grip, pace and speed of

:07:35.:07:45.
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Formula One cars. But not while they are behind the safety car.

:07:47.:07:52.

They are saving fuel, but that doesn't really matter any more. It

:07:52.:08:00.

means they can run high air -- higher. If you let the batteries go

:08:00.:08:03.

cold, you can't use them for the rest of the race. KERS may not be

:08:03.:08:10.

much of a factor today. Absolutely. You might not want to run the KERS

:08:10.:08:13.

on wet conditions because of the effect it has on the rear axle,

:08:13.:08:17.

when it is charging the batteries. No rain at the moment. It looks

:08:17.:08:21.

like we are gearing up at the moment. The safety car is well out

:08:21.:08:28.

the way. He's gone early. Alonso has gone with him. No

:08:28.:08:32.

overtaking until they get to the first safety car line. That is why

:08:32.:08:39.

Alonso fancied a bit of a look. Vettel has gone too deep. They

:08:39.:08:44.

could overtake it to that final corner. Alonso goes to the right.

:08:44.:08:49.

Vettel has the turning point of the corner. Behind, have we got a

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McLaren? Webber is round. Mark Webber, and that is Lewis Hamilton.

:08:55.:08:59.

Mark Webber keeps the engine running. Fuel for almost to the

:08:59.:09:03.

back of the field. It was Hamilton getting right up the inside of him.

:09:03.:09:12.

He's always in the wars, is Lewis. Go down very well. Lewis is now

:09:12.:09:18.

behind the Mercedes of Rosberg, I think that is Rosberg in front of

:09:18.:09:27.

him. In Jenson Button's way. Button has gone too deep into the corner.

:09:27.:09:37.
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Schumacher drives completely around the outside. Rosberg is in front.

:09:39.:09:42.

They fancy a look at the back of Rosberg. They are struggling so

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much for grip. They are all over the show, trying to slow it down.

:09:48.:09:53.

It's not about visibility, it's about known tyre temperature.

:09:53.:09:58.

Schumacher, where he tried to drive clean around the outside? A bit of

:09:58.:10:03.

room to breathe. There is Mark Webber. He dropped a long way down

:10:03.:10:08.

the field, did Webber. On board with Hamilton, as we head towards

:10:08.:10:17.

the last chicane. Lewis Hamilton, not a lot of space on the inside.

:10:17.:10:19.

Rosberg is ahead of Michael Schumacher. We will pick them up as

:10:19.:10:26.

they go over the line. Vettel leads, two seconds from Alonso. Sue Macca,

:10:27.:10:32.

Hamilton, Button. In eight place is Paul Di Resta. Still they are going

:10:32.:10:42.
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that Massa was looking more comfortable. Vettel bolted up front.

:10:50.:10:54.

He's gone at the moment? Great start from Sebastian Vettel. It

:10:54.:10:59.

looks like he had gone too deep in took that first chicane. At this

:10:59.:11:04.

point he has cleaner air, good visibility and he's using it to his

:11:04.:11:10.

advantage. Did Michael Schumacher have a bit of overs dear? You can

:11:10.:11:20.
:11:20.:11:21.

see that McLaren isn't able to who will be well positioned as he

:11:21.:11:26.

comes out of their chicane. On the previous lap, he looked down the

:11:26.:11:31.

outside of Michael. Michael goes to the inside. Michael comes across.

:11:31.:11:36.

You can see that he's pushed Lewis wired. The Lewis will lose out to

:11:36.:11:41.

Button. Will he lose out to anybody else? Michael squeezed him onto the

:11:41.:11:46.

grass. Did he push him onto the grass? Will have to look at it. I

:11:46.:11:50.

don't big there is any bad play going on there. Alonso is

:11:50.:11:58.

struggling, Vettel has half the pitch length advantage now. They

:11:58.:12:01.

could have overtaken in the last corner. This is the first safety

:12:01.:12:09.

car line. There is the contact between Hamilton and Webber. Will

:12:09.:12:13.

there be a steward's inquiry on that one? Button is back ahead.

:12:13.:12:20.

This is a replay from on board with Lewis Hamilton. Webber gave him

:12:20.:12:25.

space, you absolutely right. Lewis understeered into him. Incredibly

:12:25.:12:29.

difficult conditions for the drivers. A marshal is out in the

:12:29.:12:35.

middle of the track at the last chicane, picking up debris. He is

:12:35.:12:41.

thankfully out of the way. A view, there, of the racing field he

:12:41.:12:46.

didn't want to see today. This is where Michael started to take his

:12:46.:12:52.

line. Lewis was skating down the outside. He's lost a place to

:12:52.:12:59.

Button will stop he only lost one place. Vettel leads by 4.2 seconds.

:12:59.:13:03.

Alonso is struggling in these conditions. You almost sense that

:13:03.:13:11.

if Massa past him, he would be gone. The McLaren Janowska struggling

:13:11.:13:15.

with each other. Kobayashi is just behind them. The rest have dropped

:13:15.:13:23.

down to 13th somewhere. He's missed the chicane. Webber is in 12th

:13:24.:13:33.
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investigation for that first corner. Will Lewis Hamilton get another

:13:39.:13:48.

drive through... Touched! Lewis Hamilton, with suspension damage,

:13:48.:13:51.

puncture. I'll be surprised if he makes it back into the pits. The

:13:51.:13:55.

problem with those conditions is that Jenson Button cannot see in

:13:55.:13:59.

his mirrors. There is so much spray coming off the front axle that any

:13:59.:14:03.

visibility you have is cancelled. This is incredible. Lewis seems to

:14:03.:14:09.

touch with Michael. Almost touching with Michael. He's getting together

:14:09.:14:14.

with his team-mates. Suspension broken, isn't it? No, it's more

:14:14.:14:18.

like a wheel rim. Let's see what trends and the what? What is he

:14:18.:14:26.

doing?! I don't think you get an answer to that. I think he was

:14:26.:14:31.

trying to pass you! You can see nothing out of those mirrors. The

:14:31.:14:35.

safety car is out. I imagine that's because of their debris on the pit

:14:35.:14:39.

straight? No question about that. Why has Lewis parked the car in the

:14:40.:14:45.

middle of turn five? He had an opportunity on the way into the

:14:45.:14:48.

second chicane. He had an opportunity just before the barrier

:14:48.:14:55.

to park it. This is difficult times. It's hard enough without running

:14:55.:15:01.

into your team-mate. You had that a couple of times at McLaren, you and

:15:01.:15:04.

Mika Hakkinen question not it's the one thing that you want to avoid.

:15:04.:15:11.

Unfortunately, I took him out in Austria, in pole position. It was a

:15:11.:15:21.
:15:21.:15:26.

Jenson Button is in the pits, coming in for checks. Lewis

:15:26.:15:30.

Hamilton comes off the last chicane at much faster. Jenson Button is

:15:30.:15:36.

making his way on the nearest line and it was the smallest touch.

:15:36.:15:40.

Lewis would say, he should have seen me coming, he was slowest of

:15:40.:15:47.

the corner. Intermediate tyres going on. It looks as if Jenson

:15:47.:15:53.

Button has gone up early. As long as he can get temperature...

:15:53.:15:57.

can macro has gone for intermediates because McLaren feel

:15:57.:16:02.

he is so far down the field, they should try something different. Dry

:16:02.:16:09.

in the pit lane and no more sign of rain just now. This is another

:16:09.:16:16.

replay of the Contact. Lewis get a better drive of the corner. Jenson

:16:17.:16:22.

Button comes across towards the pit wall, the normal line, and he is on

:16:22.:16:31.

sited. This is the view from behind. He has committed at that stage.

:16:31.:16:35.

There will be an interesting debate between the drivers about he was

:16:35.:16:39.

right. But Jenson Button, if he is not looking in his mirrors, will

:16:39.:16:48.

not know he has pulled up alongside him. P City of McLaren are flying

:16:48.:16:55.

up on the pit lane. Anthony Hamilton, Louis's Dad. But he is

:16:55.:17:02.

here as manager at. No further action, for obvious reasons. Every

:17:02.:17:07.

think looks all right to us, we can see no damage -- everything. They

:17:07.:17:11.

always say they are the best of friends at McLaren, I always

:17:11.:17:15.

thought it would only last a certain time and there will be

:17:15.:17:20.

harsh words after. Lewis would say he had a better run, and he will

:17:20.:17:25.

say, you must have seen me coming and he moved over on me. Jensen

:17:25.:17:31.

will be thinking, up what is he doing? They will never agree on

:17:31.:17:36.

that, but Lewis Hamilton is out of this grand prix. That contact

:17:36.:17:43.

between Hamilton and Mark Webber is not under investigation because

:17:43.:17:48.

Hamilton is parked outside turn five. That is Lewis, at crash

:17:49.:17:55.

helmet off, normally if you are feeling guilty, that will stay on!

:17:55.:18:00.

He is entitled to his point of view, the bottom line is that the

:18:00.:18:06.

incident between team-mates, they are going to get up close and

:18:06.:18:16.
:18:16.:18:19.

personal. Lewis is still under investigation, but for another

:18:19.:18:25.

incident now. And what did he say in Monaco? It always seems to be me

:18:25.:18:30.

in the Steward's office. Do you think that is just a racing

:18:30.:18:36.

incident or should be looked at further? I think that Jansen would

:18:36.:18:40.

say he could not see anything in his mirrors and Lewis would say, I

:18:40.:18:44.

came off the corner faster and I am surprised you did not give any room.

:18:44.:18:48.

I do not think there will be a reprimand. Lewis has already got

:18:48.:18:54.

one reprimand this year and if you take three for a racing incident,

:18:54.:18:58.

you get a five place grid drop and so the risk could be stacking them

:18:58.:19:06.

up! In the few laps we had, he had contact with Mark Webber and almost

:19:06.:19:12.

Schumacher and of course his team- mate. So this situation, when the

:19:12.:19:19.

safety card does get called in, Sebastian Vettel becomes the safety

:19:19.:19:24.

car and the pace-setter. That white line is the first safety car line

:19:24.:19:30.

and you can overtake after that. It is the first safety -- safety car

:19:30.:19:34.

line and that is why Fernando Alonso, trained fully engaged, had

:19:34.:19:44.
:19:44.:19:44.

a run a. -- his brain fully engaged, had a run at it. I have been told

:19:44.:19:48.

now the problem with those intermediate so is they drop out of

:19:48.:19:54.

the temperature window -- intermediates. They are hard to

:19:54.:19:58.

build up. If they are in the optimum Zona, 80 or 90 degrees

:19:58.:20:05.

centigrade, they are much faster than a wet tier as rain begins to

:20:05.:20:12.

fall. -- be wet tyre. temperature has dropped, at the

:20:12.:20:22.
:20:22.:20:23.

rain is coming and Jensen is on the wrong tyres. An incident involving

:20:23.:20:28.

safety card three. The speed limit is under investigation. That is

:20:28.:20:34.

Lewis Hamilton's third enquiry of the day. So two and since he

:20:34.:20:41.

dropped out of the race. Safety car speed limit, he must have been on

:20:41.:20:46.

the first safety car period at some point. You are only allowed to do a

:20:46.:20:56.
:20:56.:20:56.

certain speed between the sector points to make sure... Exactly. The

:20:56.:21:00.

driver is given a target time and they drive to that, so he must have

:21:01.:21:06.

been out of that. A Jenson Button has the same enquiry, safety car

:21:06.:21:11.

speed limit. That is a target time you must not beat. You have to pace

:21:11.:21:18.

yourself not to be ticked. You have an intermittent down shift problem,

:21:18.:21:27.

it is the paddle itself. When we do a pit stop, Mark, we are thinking

:21:27.:21:34.

of a steering wheel change. They do have a system on the back of the

:21:34.:21:38.

steering wheel, but there is only one Activation when you pull down a

:21:38.:21:43.

flicker away with your right hand. On a Red Bull, can you push and

:21:43.:21:48.

pull on either side? For you can, but on a rocker so the switch to

:21:48.:21:52.

activate down is only on one side. That is why they will say

:21:52.:21:56.

intermittent, that is maybe because of water getting into the other

:21:56.:22:03.

system -- getting into the system. There is no other reason. When he

:22:03.:22:10.

comes into the pit stop, and will the car engine stop? In it will not

:22:10.:22:15.

-- will the car engine stop? It will not. By at is a matter of fact,

:22:16.:22:21.

the safety car speed limit, so that is a guaranteed to drive through --

:22:21.:22:29.

that is a matter of fact. They must have seen at some data. We will

:22:29.:22:37.

keep a close eye on Jenson Button. He might be coming through the pit

:22:37.:22:42.

lane for a penalty soon, but we will see. The safety car lights are

:22:42.:22:50.

still on the but it is in at the end of this lack. So many -- this

:22:50.:22:58.

lap. Will Fernando Alonso be able to match Sebastian Vettel when he

:22:58.:23:03.

decides to take off? The best of the pack are too far back. As soon

:23:03.:23:09.

as Sebastian Vettel has a gap after 10 -- after turned 10, as soon as

:23:09.:23:15.

he has a big enough gap between the safety car, he will go for it. So

:23:15.:23:22.

they need to be as close as possible. It is hard to judge.

:23:22.:23:28.

do you judge when you will catch the safety car? But he has got it

:23:28.:23:34.

right. And Fernando Alonso is not as close. He needs to slow down.

:23:34.:23:38.

And Michael Schumacher trying to come along the inside of Nico

:23:38.:23:43.

Rosberg and he gets away with it. but he is not allowed to overtake

:23:43.:23:50.

until the finish line. You can do that, that is what it is all about.

:23:50.:24:00.
:24:00.:24:01.

A red all the leads Ferrari. -- Red Bull leads Ferrari. Mark Webber is

:24:01.:24:08.

back in 9th position. Jenson Button at his 12th and under investigation.

:24:08.:24:15.

-- is in 12th position. And Lewis Hamilton is watching. Mark Webber

:24:15.:24:25.

very close between -- behind Vitaly Petrov. He would be slightly

:24:25.:24:33.

compromised. Not a lot of quick. is coming across the racing line.

:24:33.:24:38.

Mack that his way you spin up the tyres when you have a wet tier

:24:38.:24:44.

across the rubber. Desperately trying to keep off that safety line,

:24:44.:24:50.

but you sometimes have no choice. The drier two penalty for car four.

:24:50.:25:00.
:25:00.:25:01.

-- a drive through penalty. He has passed... Jenson Button has really

:25:01.:25:06.

made advances, but he has a drive- through penalty for this safety car

:25:06.:25:13.

speed limit issue. And that means that that will cost him about 20

:25:13.:25:19.

seconds. It will be less than that, at about 12 seconds is the time

:25:19.:25:25.

through the pit lane, so that will bring him back out, probably about

:25:25.:25:32.

a 16th place. Jenson Button is doing 62 mph, they are doing 180

:25:32.:25:37.

down the pit straight, and it is a very unusual pit lane where you

:25:37.:25:42.

feeding to turn two and not the first corner. He goes around the

:25:42.:25:52.
:25:52.:25:56.

outside and slots in nicely. Vitaly Petrov feeling the need again to

:25:56.:26:00.

get defensive. But the Red Bull does not have the attraction of

:26:00.:26:10.
:26:10.:26:16.

that corner that Renault does have. And for sure, Renault has better

:26:16.:26:21.

traction, that is unusual. They were famous for having a great

:26:21.:26:24.

attraction in the past and he used to think that was because of the

:26:24.:26:30.

weight distribution. But you -- but this year, everybody has within a

:26:30.:26:37.

1%, so it has to be something else. It cannot be the engine. It is

:26:37.:26:45.

starting to drizzle again a. Rubens Barrichello has passed Sebastien

:26:45.:26:50.

Buemi. Jenson Button likes those intermediate tyres, and having

:26:50.:27:00.
:27:00.:27:01.

served his penalty straightaway, he is back in the action. They are all

:27:01.:27:10.

desperately trying to find some grip in the spray. It is virtually

:27:10.:27:15.

dry, that line. Be as his great information for the front runners -

:27:15.:27:19.

- of this is. They will look at Jenson Button and there is no

:27:19.:27:29.

stress for those out front. have got to balance that against

:27:29.:27:34.

the weather. But looking at Jenson Button sailing past everybody, the

:27:34.:27:39.

front runners must be thinking it is time for a set of intermediates.

:27:39.:27:47.

Mark Webber might as well do that, down in 9th place. That is a replay.

:27:47.:27:53.

He went round the outside of Vitaly Petrov. But Vitaly Petrov uses that

:27:53.:27:58.

attraction and comes back up the outside. As Mark Webber slice

:27:58.:28:05.

across the front? He does, indeed. Mark Webber takes that position.

:28:05.:28:12.

This computer is slow updating today. Jenson Button is going past

:28:12.:28:19.

Pastor Maldonado, absolutely flying. Time to think about intermediates.

:28:19.:28:23.

Now we have a four second gap in front of Jenson Button. We will see

:28:23.:28:27.

just how fast he can beat with a clear track and not having to

:28:27.:28:34.

overtake, and I think it will be a very fast lap indeed. That contact

:28:34.:28:39.

with the Hamilton it might have played into his hands! -- with

:28:39.:28:46.

Hamilton might have played. Rubens Barrichello has gone for

:28:46.:28:49.

intermediates. Fernando Alonso will be missed the last chicane, so he

:28:49.:28:54.

would need to be careful using his lap trigger that he has not gained

:28:54.:29:02.

advantage or he could be in for a penalty. Button has come across a

:29:02.:29:08.

line -- across the line two seconds slower than the leaders. You just

:29:08.:29:14.

have to look to see he has 20% more grip. The good thing for Sebastian

:29:14.:29:19.

Vettel with a four second lead is he does not need to be first. This

:29:19.:29:24.

form not go from damp to strike in one lap, so he does not have to

:29:24.:29:34.
:29:34.:29:40.

take the risk. -- damp to dry. it is raining now, so why they are

:29:40.:29:46.

waiting until best little spell finishers, they will then come in

:29:46.:29:50.

for intermediates. Rubens Barrichello did not put on

:29:50.:30:00.
:30:00.:30:07.

look at Heidfeld, into the last corner. Let's keep an eye on

:30:07.:30:11.

Button's lap time, as he finishes the lap. But how quickly Button has

:30:11.:30:20.

closed in on the rest of that Park. As they go over the line, Button

:30:20.:30:26.

does a 32.9. He's four seconds quicker on the intermediate tyres.

:30:26.:30:35.

What a difficult call, David. it's working for him at the moment.

:30:35.:30:41.

Hour race leader, Sebastian Vettel. A normal pit-stop, as Zaw Minn --

:30:41.:30:44.

assuming a four second stop, will cost you 16 seconds. Sebastian

:30:44.:30:51.

doesn't want to leave it too much longer. He's past Heidfeld, making

:30:51.:31:01.
:31:01.:31:02.

his way past the two Renaults now. That is seventh Place now for him.

:31:02.:31:06.

It's also how much time Jenson is going to lose in the traffic. It's

:31:06.:31:09.

all right have a grip, but he doesn't have the clear space on the

:31:09.:31:17.

track. Getting nicely out of shape. No traction control on these cars.

:31:17.:31:20.

They do run a different engine maps to help them drive the cars in

:31:20.:31:26.

these conditions. Just the torque characteristics of the engine, they

:31:26.:31:31.

get a little bit more drivable. Fernando Alonso, the first of the

:31:31.:31:40.

Ferrari's in the pit stop. Webber is through to seventh place. Alonso

:31:40.:31:47.

and Rosberg in for intermediate tyres, which we are expecting to go

:31:47.:31:51.

on that beautiful Ferrari. You can still see a bit of rain in the

:31:51.:31:55.

foreground. The Hamilton and Button incident will be investigated after

:31:55.:32:02.

the race. That will come up shortly. A 4.4 stop. Alonso feeds in. He's

:32:02.:32:09.

going to be writing between the two Renaults. He's got to cut across

:32:09.:32:15.

Petrov, no problem, he's got that covered. Button goes around the

:32:15.:32:23.

outside of Di Resta. Let's have a look at Button's lap time that time

:32:23.:32:27.

around. Still, 22 seconds behind Vettel. Red Bull will be watching

:32:27.:32:31.

that closely. There will also be looking at Adrian Sutil, currently

:32:31.:32:35.

in 19th. He's just gone purple, which means fastest in their last

:32:36.:32:40.

sector. If Force India is delivering the fastest lap time on

:32:40.:32:44.

intermediates, they surely have to be coming in. Is it a case of act

:32:44.:32:48.

in haste, repent at leisure? Or get on with it, because you are losing

:32:48.:32:54.

out? As we saw in Monaco, we never thought anyone could do 60 laps on

:32:54.:33:00.

a set of primes. And someone did. Sebastian Vettel is going past our

:33:00.:33:04.

commentary box. Maybe he's comfortable on those tyres? What

:33:04.:33:09.

time is he going to do here? A couple of seconds off the fastest,

:33:09.:33:14.

but none the less, Alonso. Alonso and Heidfeld, just out of the pits

:33:15.:33:20.

on the intermediates. Alonso takes out the normal turning point.

:33:20.:33:27.

Button is on the back of the two Renaults. They are still working

:33:27.:33:33.

for Vettel and Massa, the wet tyres. It is getting busy down into turn

:33:33.:33:37.

one, Button with a pair of Renaults to sort out before he can show us

:33:37.:33:43.

how good... And Rosberg, he is also out there, on intermediates. Let's

:33:43.:33:49.

confirm who has come in and put into the pits on at the moment.

:33:49.:33:55.

Button, Michael Schumacher, further down the field to you've got

:33:55.:34:00.

Barrichello and four or five others that have been in and changed their

:34:00.:34:06.

tyres. But Button confide his way past the traffic. Petrov started

:34:06.:34:10.

off in ladder racing in Russia. He will certainly know how to handle

:34:10.:34:15.

these conditions. Jenson Button gets a must -- much better drive. A

:34:15.:34:20.

fairly easy pass, into turn 8. how hard it is raining, David.

:34:21.:34:25.

Surely Jenson is going to start struggling. You have heavy spray

:34:25.:34:31.

coming up, aquaplaning. We don't know how much heavier the rain is

:34:31.:34:36.

going to get. What do you think of the tyres? Starting to get a bit of

:34:36.:34:46.
:34:46.:34:54.

oversteer. It's a good idea to go into the pits. We have a safety car

:34:54.:34:59.

rout. The safety car is deployed. I haven't seen any incidents at the

:34:59.:35:04.

moment. Fernando Alonso, pitting under the safety car. He's the

:35:04.:35:14.
:35:14.:35:16.

first to blink. Back to wet? Indeed Sebastian Vettel. Massa missed the

:35:16.:35:20.

opportunity to come in. Alonso, look at the colours on those.

:35:20.:35:26.

Button does indeed pet. That was short-lived. By not reacting too

:35:26.:35:34.

quickly, Vettel, Massa, Kobayashi, Heidfeld, Petrov, Di Resta, it has

:35:34.:35:40.

worked out beautifully for them. Petrova 6, Michael Schumacher did

:35:40.:35:48.

pit. He put the intermediate song. But why have we got a safety car?

:35:48.:35:53.

don't see any car stopped on the track, looking at our circuit guide.

:35:53.:35:57.

Clearly, the race director, Charlie Whiting, has pre-empted a big

:35:57.:36:01.

incident, rather than waiting for it. In fairness, it's something

:36:01.:36:04.

that the drivers' Association are always pushing for. Don't wait for

:36:04.:36:08.

one of us to have a big aquaplaning crash before you stick out the

:36:08.:36:12.

safety car. But that's not fair on those that have stayed on the full

:36:12.:36:22.
:36:22.:36:36.

wet tyre, anticipating heavy rain? There are three sets available for

:36:36.:36:40.

the afternoon. On they go. Because the safety car goes out and picks

:36:40.:36:43.

up the first car, hasn't picked up the leader yet, that the safety car

:36:43.:36:51.

was half a lap away. Quick thinking by Red Bull. They have worked out

:36:51.:36:56.

that Vettel, with a fresh set of wets, he comes out immediately

:36:56.:37:01.

behind Felipe Massa. Vettel, effectively, although he has lost

:37:01.:37:08.

track position, he's had a free Pep stop -- pit stop? He's put in

:37:08.:37:12.

another set of forwards on, but he was very slow when he was going

:37:12.:37:22.
:37:22.:37:32.

into the pit. Maybe that is down change issues. We can see how this

:37:32.:37:36.

unravels. It was the down should problem that slowed Mark Webber

:37:36.:37:46.
:37:46.:38:03.

race. We are only on lap 21. The safety car is out. The safety car

:38:03.:38:13.
:38:13.:38:15.

will now pick up. Felipe Massa leads the Grand Prix. He's coming

:38:15.:38:20.

in, Felipe Massa has pitted. He gets his free stop. Presumably he

:38:20.:38:23.

will lose track position to Vettel, as he comes through the last

:38:23.:38:30.

chicane. Massa, a big board to say turn in here, everybody is waiting

:38:30.:38:40.
:38:40.:38:47.

for you, pleased to see you. Massa rejoins that rather curious pit

:38:47.:38:54.

lane. Card cross the white line. They can't just nail it now. They

:38:54.:39:01.

have to do a required speed. That so the drivers are not encouraged,

:39:01.:39:06.

when there is an incident on track, they are not encouraged to nail it

:39:06.:39:09.

back to the pits. That means the safety car spends a long time

:39:09.:39:14.

picking them up. Smart thinking by Red Bull. Michael Schumacher

:39:14.:39:22.

fancies another go on the wets. He's handed back the shallow groove

:39:22.:39:25.

into media Hizb Ut-Tazir. I'm driving me is on the Pirelli test

:39:25.:39:30.

cars next week, so I can give you a lot more information on exactly how

:39:30.:39:40.
:39:40.:39:43.

who has done what. Kobayashi is ahead of Massa. Its Vettel and

:39:43.:39:53.
:39:53.:39:56.

Kobayashi. Information, from third to 13 it is undrive the ball. It is

:39:56.:40:06.
:40:06.:40:14.

section of track. That is from Vettel, saying to the race director,

:40:14.:40:20.

don't restart this raise any time soon. A little trip across the

:40:20.:40:24.

grass. It was be soul-destroying when you can't even stay on the

:40:25.:40:31.

track and the safety car speed limit? You could debate whether

:40:31.:40:35.

it's a good thing to have that safety car out in early or not. We

:40:35.:40:41.

still have all of the car's running. We can see Lewis Hamilton, finally

:40:41.:40:51.
:40:51.:41:00.

making it back to his pit. Is that did go quite early on to does

:41:00.:41:09.

intermediates, as they are all queued up. Vettel, Kobayashi, Di

:41:09.:41:13.

Resta is sixth. His first visit to this circuit, what a good job he's

:41:13.:41:18.

doing. Challenging conditions in extreme. Fernando Alonso is down in

:41:18.:41:26.

eighth, having run a strong second. De la Rosa, ninth. The man who

:41:26.:41:33.

developed the Pirelli intermediates and wets. An update, so much water

:41:33.:41:40.

that you cannot restart the race like this. For the first car, it is

:41:40.:41:45.

already too dangerous. For the car behind, he doesn't see anything. He

:41:45.:41:48.

goes blind into the water, aquaplaned and smashed the car.

:41:48.:41:52.

Understood, we will pass on that information. His Engineer Committee

:41:52.:42:02.
:42:02.:42:06.

will not need to pass that reason he is so clear round

:42:06.:42:11.

specific in describing that he thinks it is undrivable, he knows

:42:11.:42:14.

that will be listened to. As the lead car, it's very difficult for

:42:14.:42:20.

the race director to do anything other than leave the safety car out.

:42:20.:42:23.

Health and safety gone mad? You have to take Vettel at face value,

:42:23.:42:29.

on that. At the pretty, it's lap 23 of 70. There is no way he can

:42:29.:42:36.

reasonably expect that safety car to go 70% of the distance, when

:42:36.:42:41.

they could call the race. We can see Charlie Whiting. Maybe a bit

:42:41.:42:48.

camera-shy. But those are the men that will make the call. They have

:42:48.:42:52.

to rely on the drive of the safety car and information from the

:42:52.:42:55.

drivers. The problem they have up there is that every driver in that

:42:55.:43:01.

field, and we have 23 runners, they all have different perspectives

:43:01.:43:04.

depending on where they are in the race, what tyres they have got on

:43:04.:43:08.

and whether they want the race restarted or not. They have to fill

:43:08.:43:14.

the wall of that out somehow. still chucking it down on the pit

:43:14.:43:19.

straight. There is no sign that it's going to clear any time soon.

:43:19.:43:22.

Just the thought of the tread blocks. I've been looking at the

:43:22.:43:29.

tyres when they came in. They actually look OK. Plenty of tread

:43:29.:43:33.

on the full wet tyres. That's how the likes of Kobayashi, Petrova and

:43:33.:43:39.

Di Resta have been able to stay out on track. Those will wear down, and

:43:39.:43:44.

they will have to go into the pits soon a. Thank you for that. So, it

:43:44.:43:52.

worked out well for Vettel in particular. Massa has Kobayashi

:43:52.:44:01.

between him and the race leader. So, more intensity of rain is inspected.

:44:01.:44:06.

He said level two, whatever that is. Presumably that is double two and

:44:06.:44:09.

it's been dropped to Level 1. Kobayashi is in second place, he

:44:09.:44:13.

has not stopped at any time. He hasn't come in for fresh wet. He

:44:13.:44:17.

didn't jump too early and go on to the intermediates. Button and

:44:17.:44:21.

company were definitely showing that it was the right tyres to be

:44:21.:44:29.

on. The weather forecast was more important than the tyre choice.

:44:29.:44:32.

Sorry, I was try to do some research while you were in

:44:32.:44:39.

detaining the audience. I didn't believe -- bully catches. --

:44:39.:44:44.

entertaining the audience. We are hearing that Sutil was still the

:44:44.:44:51.

intermediates, which is entertaining. The run-up to the

:44:51.:44:56.

hairpin? You just can't see anything at all. OK, we understand.

:44:56.:45:01.

We will pass that on to raise control. Jenson, we are expecting

:45:01.:45:11.
:45:11.:45:14.

20 more minutes of this intensity delivering a message. Jenson Button

:45:14.:45:20.

in tenth place and if he is complaining, up like a race leader,

:45:20.:45:27.

it is very unlikely... It is looking to be getting heavier now.

:45:27.:45:34.

That is Jenson's engineer, and looking out of the window, when

:45:34.:45:38.

they put the safety car out there, it looked perfectly acceptable,

:45:38.:45:45.

didn't it? But it has spread across the entire 2.7 miles of this semi-

:45:45.:45:51.

permanent racetrack. It is in road around the casino, some of it is

:45:51.:45:57.

racetrack and the rest is used all the year round. Any thought they

:45:57.:46:02.

might throw up a red and just a pit for a while? That is a possibility

:46:02.:46:10.

with this level of rain. You could argue... Red flag! I responded to

:46:10.:46:16.

your information! I should do the lottery, shouldn't I? I might be

:46:16.:46:23.

able to win something. It is a red flag situation. And we will now go

:46:23.:46:27.

through that procedure that we saw two weeks ago in Monaco where they

:46:28.:46:34.

have to have at least a 10 minute notice of a restart. The race is

:46:34.:46:38.

effectively suspended. They are not allowed into the pit lane or they

:46:38.:46:44.

will get aches -- get a penalty. The cars can be worked on the grid.

:46:44.:46:50.

They have to go to pole position and line-up in race order. Any in

:46:50.:46:54.

the next get pulled over to the side of the grid and will be

:46:54.:46:57.

released early to go round and joined the back of the queue when

:46:57.:47:04.

we get the restart. Hundreds of mechanics with equipment out on to

:47:04.:47:14.
:47:14.:47:14.

the grid. They can change a tyre -- they can change tyres. A red flag

:47:14.:47:22.

situation is usually bad weather, isn't it? What never fails to amaze

:47:22.:47:29.

me in these situations is how few of them ever have a raincoat! It

:47:29.:47:34.

comes as a big surprise you have wet weather and Formula One! They

:47:34.:47:40.

are covered in fireproof overalls that will gather wait outside. The

:47:40.:47:45.

safety car will bring them to the red flag blind and they have to

:47:45.:47:51.

line up in single file. Not quite doing that. The drive has do not

:47:51.:47:58.

always know the rules, they are quite complex -- the drivers.

:47:58.:48:03.

Sebastian Vettel positioning himself right on it. The race is

:48:03.:48:08.

suspended. Eddie Jordan, what do you think? There is no doubt about

:48:08.:48:13.

the safety aspect of stopping the race because the rain was

:48:13.:48:17.

torrential. Mike issue is that I really have an issue with the way

:48:17.:48:22.

the race was started -- might issue. I cannot believe we started with a

:48:22.:48:30.

safety car, it stole the excitement of a race into the first corner in

:48:30.:48:36.

those conditions. I do not accept this race should have been started

:48:36.:48:41.

on the safety car. It is different when you are in the car but if you

:48:41.:48:45.

are going to have the opportunity of pulling a fast one bike we used

:48:45.:48:51.

to do in the past, I have a concern about the way it is done -- a fast

:48:51.:48:58.

one look like we used to do. Maybe you can put your letters of

:48:58.:49:06.

complaint in the same envelope and save on the postage?! It looks like

:49:06.:49:16.
:49:16.:49:18.

different levels of carbon on the cart off Sebastian Vettel. -- car.

:49:18.:49:25.

What they might do is put a third set on and take those off, but but

:49:25.:49:29.

you do not want to heat them too long because the rubber will start

:49:29.:49:37.

to cure. It does, but they will only have put those on ahead of the

:49:37.:49:41.

race. Just down at the Red Bull garage, it seems as though they

:49:41.:49:45.

listened to Sebastien, it was like he was giving an interview on the

:49:45.:49:50.

radio about conditions. The it is just too dangerous, it is right to

:49:51.:49:56.

stop the race. The drivers are passengers, at the water picks up

:49:56.:50:01.

the car and an accident is so easy, so absolutely the right thing to

:50:01.:50:07.

stop the race. Was it right to start the race on a safety car?

:50:07.:50:15.

so if the cast a doubt a long time to give the driver's chance -- the

:50:15.:50:22.

safety car started a long time in. It was the right thing to do. By do

:50:22.:50:26.

not ask this often in the middle of the race, how is the race going --

:50:26.:50:32.

I do not. We had an issue with Mark with the downshift, so they changed

:50:32.:50:37.

the wheel as a precaution. Up until then, we were looking pretty

:50:37.:50:42.

comfortable looking after the tyres and monitoring the weather. But

:50:42.:50:47.

unfortunately, the satellite was right and the rain is heavy. What

:50:47.:50:52.

did not say about Lewis and his move? We did not hear too much from

:50:52.:50:57.

him, but it was obvious he was a complete passenger on the replay. I

:50:57.:51:04.

am sure it was the right thing, but Lewis and Ben had another accident,

:51:04.:51:11.

unfortunately. Back to Martin. We heard somebody saying they are

:51:11.:51:21.
:51:21.:51:22.

not in the right order on the grid. They should be in a line, I think.

:51:22.:51:27.

Knows sign of a safety car we start -- there is no sign. They have to

:51:27.:51:33.

start now under the safety car. is significantly better than when

:51:33.:51:42.

they started and looking at the chicane, the apex of the last

:51:42.:51:47.

chicane is completely submerged with water. It does not look like

:51:47.:51:57.
:51:57.:51:59.

there is more drainage capability. And we are on an island! It is the

:51:59.:52:09.
:52:09.:52:09.

first time the race has been rain- 2,000, it was last rain affected.

:52:10.:52:15.

It is unusual to see a red flag these days. The safety car covers

:52:15.:52:19.

just about everything, but we have seen the situation for two

:52:19.:52:29.
:52:29.:52:31.

consecutive races. This track is no stranger, we have had in 19 safety

:52:31.:52:35.

car recently. People will understand, these are the best

:52:35.:52:45.

drivers, why or are they not out there? These cars are just not

:52:45.:52:49.

designed to drive in these conditions. And you get a

:52:49.:52:52.

separation or no separation between them -- between the wooden plank

:52:52.:52:59.

below the chassis and the ground. And as difficult as it is to have

:52:59.:53:04.

safety cars without incidents, it is the right and safer decision, it

:53:04.:53:10.

is no question. We can hardly see be on the end -- be on the edge of

:53:10.:53:14.

the circuit, it is so great and we have to hope that this picks up

:53:14.:53:24.
:53:24.:53:28.

wind and takes this horrible weather away. -- grey. We are

:53:28.:53:31.

waiting for a 10 minute warning they will go into a safety car

:53:31.:53:36.

process. It does not look like it will happen soon. Only eight teams

:53:36.:53:44.

are allowed down there at the moment -- the teams.

:53:44.:53:49.

Disappointed to be talking to you at the moment, what happened?

:53:49.:53:54.

Tricky conditions, and was doing the best I could to keep the Kop on

:53:54.:54:01.

track and I think I had pretty good pace. -- keep the car. Fire --

:54:01.:54:04.

Jenson and made a mistake in the last corner and I got the one on

:54:05.:54:10.

him. I was on the outside. I have not seen the footage but it looked

:54:10.:54:14.

like I was halfway on the outside of him and he kept moving across. I

:54:14.:54:21.

do not know if he saw me, but I was in the wall. And it was a leave the

:54:21.:54:27.

tyre that was damaged so I had to drive it back to the damage -- and

:54:27.:54:33.

it was the tyre that was damaged so I had to drive it back to the

:54:33.:54:40.

garage. Dense and did say on his radio, what is he doing? -- Jenson

:54:40.:54:50.
:54:50.:54:50.

Apology for the loss of subtitles for 42 seconds

:54:50.:55:32.

Button. Explain how difficult What do you do, stay and watch the

:55:32.:55:42.

race? I support the team and hope that we can get a good result for

:55:42.:55:50.

Jenson and at least. Well done for getting that interview. Denser is

:55:50.:56:00.
:56:00.:56:01.

in tenth place -- Jenson that. It drive-through penalty for the

:56:01.:56:11.
:56:11.:56:12.

safety car and back on before the race.. Adrian Sutil did not change

:56:12.:56:21.

tyres, so he cannot change them free of charge on the grid.

:56:21.:56:27.

Originally, we expected 20 minutes of this. We will get a 10 minute

:56:27.:56:37.
:56:37.:56:41.

warning when this happens. That was the physiotherapist for the team.

:56:41.:56:45.

But was Mark Webber's race engineer giving him information and

:56:45.:56:50.

reminding him of the ten-minute countdown. Back to Lewis's

:56:51.:56:55.

interview. You do not always remember the sequence of events. I

:56:55.:56:59.

do not recall he was halfway alongside Jenson Button at the

:56:59.:57:03.

point of contact, it looked like he was just alongside his wheels. I do

:57:03.:57:07.

not know if I would want to share my chocolate with him, if that is

:57:07.:57:14.

what he thinks! Presumably, he was coming out at a vast a rate and is

:57:14.:57:24.

entitled to overtake. This is a replay in presumably of the start

:57:24.:57:33.

of the race. And when it starts and the safety car begins immediately,

:57:33.:57:38.

at the green light go on and there is no formation, you get straight

:57:38.:57:48.

into it. This is a replay of that action. And that is the safety car.

:57:48.:57:52.

He led the six the highest number of laps last year into a Grand Prix

:57:52.:57:57.

race and. And when they got rid of the safety car on the start coming

:57:57.:58:03.

here. And Mark Webber gave Lewis Hamilton a more than enough space.

:58:03.:58:09.

Lewis said he got on the kerb, but he just slid off it. And I think he

:58:09.:58:16.

would have taken a penalty had he not dropped out of the race. Mack

:58:16.:58:25.

he was left in a lot of space. -- he was left a lot of space. And

:58:25.:58:31.

Lewis Hamilton is almost onto the grass, it has no old brick.

:58:31.:58:36.

Sebastian Vettel had an early lead in the Grand Prix and by goodness.

:58:36.:58:42.

This is the contact. The men on the pit board having to react, and that

:58:42.:58:48.

was hit by McLaren. That is a broken wheel, but the team saw it

:58:48.:58:55.

as a broken suspension. Lewis got out and said it was only a quick

:58:55.:59:05.
:59:05.:59:08.

better run at it. Jenson Button would be the first man to come

:59:08.:59:18.
:59:18.:59:19.

out... This is Mark Webber taking a position from Vitaly Petrov, and

:59:19.:59:26.

passing the second, Nick Heidfeld. Intermediates go on if Ferrari. And

:59:26.:59:33.

that turned out to be a very bad mistake. So early on, Fernando

:59:33.:59:38.

Alonso was flying up on those intermediates and this showed up

:59:38.:59:44.

and we had a further safety car situation that quickly turned into

:59:44.:59:49.

a red flag, as the track became so waterlogged it was not safe

:59:49.:59:55.

cruising around behind the safety car. Sooner or later, if you need

:59:55.:00:01.

lateral force to feed the fluids. They are not designed to cruise

:00:01.:00:11.
:00:11.:00:17.

round. And Ted has found Jonathan for a long time, two McLaren

:00:17.:00:22.

drivers coming together, who is at fault? We are not the first team to

:00:22.:00:26.

have drivers come together and we will not be the last. Obviously,

:00:26.:00:31.

not good for us today, for either driver. We have looked at it and we

:00:31.:00:39.

just think it was a racing incident. Lewis had pace. He was in attacking

:00:39.:00:44.

move. Jenson was holding his line. The rest is history. So Jenson was

:00:45.:00:50.

holding his line? It looked like he was coming across. We will look at

:00:50.:00:54.

it in more detail after the race. I think the final move was the

:00:54.:00:59.

contact they made. It makes it look worse than his. We will do all of

:01:00.:01:04.

that after the race. What do you do with Lewis because this is two

:01:04.:01:09.

races in a row where he has been a bit hot-headed, it seems from the

:01:09.:01:16.

outside. To be fair, but in Monaco to one side, Lewis has driven

:01:16.:01:23.

really well here this weekend. It is extremely difficult conditions

:01:23.:01:29.

here. In the dry we have seen people put it in the wall. These

:01:29.:01:33.

are world-class drivers. We have to remember that this is motor sport,

:01:33.:01:37.

these are guys who want to race and did well and we want to put on a

:01:37.:01:43.

show here. Sitting here going and one behind the other is not what

:01:43.:01:48.

motor sport is about. Butter will not help his championship? That is

:01:48.:01:54.

true. Uncomfortable. It is an open debate about whether the

:01:54.:01:57.

championship is still alive. Tell us what you're expecting with the

:01:57.:02:03.

rain. Charlie will want to look at the surface water. The issue is not

:02:03.:02:08.

just how hard it is coming down but as we saw from this morning with

:02:08.:02:12.

the Ferrari race, the surface water is an issue. The cars aquaplaning

:02:12.:02:17.

here is serious. I think Charlie will want to see the circuit dried

:02:17.:02:23.

out and the surface water ago. I would be very surprised if we are

:02:23.:02:30.

going in 10 minutes. Thank you, Jonathan. Jonathan Neale defending

:02:30.:02:33.

his driver. It does always seemed to be Lewis in the wars, doesn't

:02:33.:02:39.

it? It is the nature of his attacking driving style that AV is

:02:39.:02:43.

not in front, he will work as hard as he can to get there. We have

:02:43.:02:46.

said this before, it is easy to knock someone when they are

:02:46.:02:50.

involved in an incident but that is why he has a big fan base around

:02:50.:02:55.

the world, because of his attacking driving style. That does not mean

:02:55.:02:59.

running into people because there are many manoeuvres he has pulled

:02:59.:03:03.

off which are stunning but at the moment it seems that just as

:03:03.:03:08.

Sebastian Vatel cannot do anything wrong, every turn Hamilton makes,

:03:08.:03:17.

he seems to be running into an accident. It is a bad mood he is in.

:03:17.:03:21.

One in ten of the incidents before this race were achieved by Lewis

:03:21.:03:27.

and there are 24 drivers on the grid so he does weigh more of his

:03:27.:03:33.

share of overtaking which is why he gets in trouble more? Therein lies

:03:33.:03:38.

the frustration that Hamilton has. He believes that hears the best

:03:38.:03:43.

driver in the world and he should be adding multiple world

:03:43.:03:49.

championships to the one he has already, right now, McLaren are

:03:49.:03:53.

working on the car and they have made incredible steps forward, but

:03:53.:03:56.

such is the competitive nature of Formula One, but as they take a

:03:56.:04:01.

step forward, the competition do as well. He is getting frustrated. He

:04:01.:04:06.

wants to win. That desire, that passion is what drives him but it

:04:06.:04:11.

is also what sees him get up close and personal sometimes. But to

:04:11.:04:15.

finish first, you must finish. It is difficult to know. If you were

:04:15.:04:19.

his manager, you would have to be saying, what is the issue here?

:04:19.:04:25.

What have we got to do to stop this happening? It is a very good point.

:04:25.:04:30.

I have never done driver management at except for badly manager myself.

:04:30.:04:35.

I would be saying, Gill, enjoy. If you are a great driver, everyone

:04:35.:04:41.

knows that -- chill. Don't try and force it. You cannot get a square

:04:41.:04:46.

peg into a round hole. If the car is only good enough to finish

:04:46.:04:51.

second this time, you can still be the team leader. You need to

:04:51.:04:54.

concentrate on beating your team- mate, not running into him. I'm not

:04:55.:04:59.

saying that he did that, it was a racing incident. You have to take

:04:59.:05:04.

the big picture. Today, it may not be 70 laps but you have to keep the

:05:04.:05:09.

race distance. Team principal Christian Horner wandering around

:05:09.:05:15.

under that umbrella. I do not think that race will start any time soon.

:05:15.:05:20.

The clock does stop under the red flag so we have an hour and 40

:05:20.:05:24.

minutes of potential racing left. It will be a long afternoon. Lewis

:05:24.:05:27.

Hamilton said he would stay around and try and help the team and

:05:27.:05:32.

indeed he has. Meanwhile, Lee McKenzie has found Paul di Resta.

:05:32.:05:37.

Paul, tell us how difficult conditions are out there. Extremely.

:05:37.:05:41.

It seemed to happen at one end of the track and then it continued. I

:05:41.:05:45.

thought there would be a red flag much sooner than it was. The

:05:45.:05:49.

conditions were atrocious. I think it will take a long time before we

:05:49.:05:53.

start to run again. Maybe we will run for quite a bit under the

:05:53.:05:58.

safety car. If should it have been started under the safety car?

:05:58.:06:03.

because of the visibility, I would have said. This time we will be

:06:03.:06:07.

running round a long time to clear the water before they events --

:06:07.:06:13.

before they even think about restarting.

:06:13.:06:20.

That is a very good point. You would not want to sit in an

:06:20.:06:23.

aircraft when the pilot cannot see the runway so why would we expect

:06:23.:06:27.

these guys to race on the track they cannot see? They have to be

:06:27.:06:34.

the best judge. You have to say, so far, that have not been any

:06:34.:06:38.

aquaplaning or crashers apart from Lewis not being in this race, so

:06:38.:06:44.

far there has been an incident free Grand Prix. Technically, they can

:06:44.:06:53.

stop the race. We have seen them lifting drain covers to get rid of

:06:53.:06:58.

the water. We have done less than 75 % of race distance. They could

:06:58.:07:04.

call a halt to it. I do not think they will for some time yet but it

:07:04.:07:09.

is not out of the question. The clock stops. The Grand Prix is the

:07:09.:07:17.

nearest complete lap over 300 kilometres or two hours. Of course,

:07:17.:07:27.

it is whichever arrives first. That is them trying to clear the water

:07:27.:07:32.

which loiters. It is an old style track. It has lots of bumps and

:07:32.:07:40.

what have you. It is hilarious, the marshal unfortunately is pushing

:07:40.:07:43.

the water uphill and standing looking confused when it runs back

:07:43.:07:50.

in. It looks like the rain will intensify again before it calms

:07:50.:07:55.

down. I do not think we will go anywhere for the next 20 minutes at

:07:55.:08:01.

least and we will get 10 minutes' warning. Go and have lunch or

:08:01.:08:06.

something, relax and take your time. I think Rocky is absolutely right

:08:06.:08:16.
:08:16.:08:21.

on that one. Mrs Liuzzi. -- This is a Liuzzi. He was running 17th. Only

:08:21.:08:26.

one retirement which was Lewis Hamilton. The other 23 are very

:08:26.:08:32.

much in the race but the problem is, we do not have a race at the moment.

:08:32.:08:37.

Vettel leads from Kobayashi, Massa third, Heidfeld fourth, Petrov

:08:37.:08:47.
:08:47.:08:48.

fifth, di Resta or sixth,. Delirious his ninth, standing in

:08:48.:08:55.

for Sergio Perez. That is a hi-tech piece of kit. A million quid's

:08:55.:09:00.

worth of Formula One suspended on bat. I guess it is doing the job

:09:00.:09:10.
:09:10.:09:11.

done just about. Button is tenth. He has had two pit stops. Rosberg

:09:11.:09:16.

11th, Schumacher 12 for Mercedes. They paid a heavy price for going

:09:16.:09:23.

on to the intermediates. So did Button. Sutil stayed on

:09:23.:09:29.

intermediates. He is 13. Alguersuari 14. Glock is 15. Rubens

:09:29.:09:36.

Barrichello 16th, and Tonio Liuzzi doing a good job for his spine in

:09:36.:09:46.
:09:46.:09:56.

pitted once. D'Ambrosio is 23rd and last. The one retirement is Lewis

:09:56.:10:02.

Hamilton. They try to keep the water out of the cockpit but when

:10:02.:10:06.

you are sitting in these things, plenty of water starts coming

:10:06.:10:14.

through the car. Yes, there have holes to allow electrical cables to

:10:14.:10:20.

pass survey for up pretty quickly. How would you fancy sitting in a

:10:20.:10:24.

KERS energised car, driving through puddles? I do not think I would

:10:24.:10:34.
:10:34.:10:39.

fancy that. Maybe Michael is getting some tips there on rally

:10:39.:10:48.

driving, how to handle drift. Sadly, for our viewers, this looks like it

:10:48.:10:52.

may take some time before we have any more racing taking place here

:10:52.:10:57.

this afternoon. Do stick with us if you can. We are expecting this race

:10:57.:11:05.

to get back under way. We are hearing it will rain hard again.

:11:05.:11:09.

This guy does not look too clever. You can just about see the

:11:09.:11:12.

television helicopter in a low hover. That must be a scary place

:11:12.:11:20.

to be. Maybe we should clarify for anyone seeing Lewis's car going

:11:21.:11:25.

back to the pits, you cannot work on the car because if you remember

:11:25.:11:30.

back in Nurburgring in 2007, they changed the rules after he sat in a

:11:30.:11:34.

car and got lifted back. They will take the car back but he will not

:11:34.:11:40.

be taking any further part. Ted, are you getting rusty down there?

:11:40.:11:48.

Yes, very wet and my trousers are very sudden. I went down to McLaren

:11:48.:11:52.

and when they saw the shot of the recovery truck making its way at

:11:52.:11:56.

high speed around the chicane, they were wincing because they could see

:11:56.:12:00.

the car was swaying from side to side. All the bodywork is pretty

:12:01.:12:06.

delicate. They were shouting at the TV, slow down, slow down! I have an

:12:06.:12:10.

answer as to why McLaren told Lewis Hamilton to stop. That is because

:12:11.:12:15.

they believe he did have a suspension failure. They thought it

:12:15.:12:19.

was a wishbone that was broken. It turns out, as Lewis Hamilton

:12:19.:12:23.

believes, it was just the angle of the rubber and the rim would have

:12:23.:12:26.

been Square to the wheel. But they will not know for sure until they

:12:26.:12:31.

get the car back. As I say that, the car is coming back into the pit

:12:31.:12:36.

lane now. I will have a look for myself. They told Lewis to retire

:12:36.:12:41.

because they thought there was suspension damage. There is the

:12:41.:12:48.

stricken McLaren this winning its way back. Occasionally a little tap

:12:48.:12:58.
:12:58.:13:00.

on the ground to keep it level. If the teams have got a mind switched

:13:00.:13:04.

on and photographers can get pictures of the underneath of the

:13:04.:13:13.

McLaren. And -- industrial espionage goes on. When Red Bull

:13:13.:13:18.

crashed, a photographers would have been straight on to that and they

:13:18.:13:24.

would have tried to cover up the car quickly. We just sort Nick

:13:24.:13:32.

Heidfeld. I am managing to pronounce his name correctly! They

:13:32.:13:39.

have made some good progress. They have not stopped so far. They are

:13:39.:13:48.

on their first set of wets from the start of the Grand Prix. They can

:13:48.:13:58.

now change tyres. Kobayashi is up to second because he did not stop.

:13:58.:14:03.

It shows the difference in budget. We saw the Virgin mechanics

:14:03.:14:05.

huddling under cover getting progressively more wet and the

:14:05.:14:10.

teams who have more budget come with a pop-up tent. They will get

:14:10.:14:19.

the barbecue out next. I have never seen that before. Emerson

:14:19.:14:23.

Fittipaldi, the fourth steward, the driver representative this weekend.

:14:23.:14:29.

He is a cool dude. He has been there, seen it, won it, crashed it.

:14:29.:14:34.

Ted is down having a look at the bouncing McLaren of Lewis Hamilton.

:14:34.:14:43.

Yes, both the runs on the left-hand side, they are just taking it off

:14:43.:14:49.

now, both the runs on the left-hand side of the car are complete write-

:14:49.:14:52.

offs. The mechanics are having a look at the back of the car now, as

:14:52.:14:57.

is Jonathan Neill and Lewis Hamilton. It does not look like the

:14:57.:15:01.

suspension arms are into bad condition. The harbour actually

:15:01.:15:09.

seems solid. They will start giving it a close inspection. Actually, I

:15:09.:15:14.

can see a drive shaft at a strange angle. I think there may be further

:15:14.:15:20.

damage but I will keep my eyes on it. I am not sure. The mechanic is

:15:20.:15:24.

looking and pointing to Lewis and saying it does not look right. It

:15:24.:15:29.

looks like there was further damage which would have made Lewis

:15:29.:15:39.
:15:39.:15:41.

Hamilton's rejoining the race stop the car. And when you break a

:15:41.:15:47.

whim, there is a chance to have damaged a wheel bearing. This is

:15:47.:15:57.
:15:57.:15:58.

Lewis Hamilton's race. This is on the restart. The first time that

:15:58.:16:04.

the safety car has gone in. Fernando Alonso and Sebastian

:16:04.:16:10.

Vettel squabbling over first place. Lewis Hamilton comes alongside the

:16:10.:16:19.

inside of Mark Webber. And Lewis Hamilton goes into the side of Mark

:16:19.:16:24.

Webber. I think he might have taken a penalty for that. The steward

:16:24.:16:28.

asks, have you caused an avoidable accident? Having made it through

:16:28.:16:34.

the most difficult part, stopping the car for the first apex, we can

:16:34.:16:39.

see the footage as he gets the run of that last chicane. He is not

:16:39.:16:44.

looking to be in a position to slip past Mark Webber but makes a braver

:16:44.:16:49.

move and goes for the inside. Marks Tote -- Mark turns away and gives

:16:49.:16:55.

him space and Lewis get on that inside kerb. And you unload those

:16:55.:17:02.

inside wheels and he slid in to mark. I would say it was a racing

:17:02.:17:06.

incident and Mark Webber would say, had he not touched me, I would not

:17:06.:17:13.

have had to spin round. What does Mark Webber do when he sees Lewis

:17:13.:17:19.

Hamilton a long the inside? He turns round the corner and he did

:17:19.:17:26.

not retain a weight -- turn away, it has to be said. So by definition,

:17:26.:17:32.

a causing an avoidable incident, I think he probably would have.

:17:32.:17:37.

a matter of interpretation, like any referee decision. This is with

:17:37.:17:46.

Michael Schumacher down into turn three. They would get pretty close

:17:46.:17:52.

a bit later down in the hairpin. Schumacher has gone defensive, but

:17:52.:17:57.

looking more at Nico Rosberg. And Jenson Button is wide on the

:17:57.:18:04.

outside. Hamilton... Hamilton drives up the inside of him. A

:18:04.:18:09.

dismal afternoon for Jenson Button, but at least he is still in the

:18:09.:18:15.

race in tenth place. Lewis has lost his left front trying not to hit

:18:15.:18:19.

Schumacher, Schumacher squeezed him. In fairness, you are not allowed to

:18:19.:18:24.

make an additional move in the braking zone. So technically,

:18:24.:18:28.

Michael has decided to be on the right as he breaks into that corner.

:18:28.:18:33.

The way the rules are written in the code of conduct, Michael has

:18:33.:18:36.

made a secondary move in the braking zone, so the risk could

:18:36.:18:41.

argue had he not moved over, he would not have been pushed off the

:18:41.:18:46.

circuit. This was not investigated. Jenson Button is slow off the last

:18:46.:18:50.

corner he and is looking into his mirror. I would like to see that

:18:50.:19:00.
:19:00.:19:00.

again, actually. Just check and see if Jenson was looking left in his

:19:01.:19:05.

mirror. So he is very slow and Lewis says he came off the corner

:19:05.:19:11.

much better than him. Jenson is on the normal racing line, you do

:19:11.:19:16.

swing left because it is quite a severe right into the pit straight.

:19:16.:19:22.

I want to see the straight-ahead position and watch and see...

:19:22.:19:30.

Berries. You wonder why Lewis did not recognise he was driving into a

:19:30.:19:34.

wedge. He pulls out and hit the kerb, he gets his front wheel

:19:34.:19:38.

alongside him and Jenson Button gets across. The camera angle we

:19:38.:19:44.

saw from the external shot, look at Michael... Michael has come down

:19:44.:19:48.

that side of the grid and Jenson was going to that side of the grid

:19:48.:19:54.

and looking into his mirror. But look at Michael, Jenson goes to

:19:54.:19:59.

that point, so has not taken an unusual line. I want to see that

:19:59.:20:07.

again, because she were talking! I want to show you something. Just

:20:07.:20:12.

look at Jenson in the straight- ahead position. This is into the

:20:12.:20:19.

last corner. He is looking left, clearly looking laughed. He does

:20:19.:20:26.

know Lewis is there, he has come at home quicker than expected. -- come

:20:27.:20:32.

at him quicker. There is no doubt about it, he was looking in his

:20:32.:20:37.

left hand mirror, and that was the end result. And we are hearing from

:20:37.:20:46.

Ted a drive shaft issue. Still raining cats and dogs at the moment.

:20:46.:20:51.

McLaren are wanting to clean that car up. They want to send it back

:20:51.:20:56.

to Europe tonight. This is the only race in North America now, but that

:20:56.:21:03.

looks like a never ending task. Racetracks are not crowned in the

:21:03.:21:08.

middle where water it runs down both sides, they either go one way

:21:08.:21:16.

or the other. There is a different type of layout. They are all

:21:16.:21:26.
:21:26.:21:28.

looking. There is a delegate looking at the inside of the last

:21:28.:21:38.
:21:38.:21:41.

chicane. There is no let-up in the rain. As you analysing the incident

:21:41.:21:45.

between Jenson and Lewis -- as you were analysing the incident between

:21:45.:21:55.
:21:55.:21:55.

Jenson and Lewis, there was an image of a Rihanna! She has been

:21:55.:22:01.

playing in Montreal and has come to see what the street parties are

:22:01.:22:11.
:22:11.:22:12.

about four Formula One. With her on Borrello! -- umbrella! Indeed!

:22:13.:22:19.

are they talking about? They have got it under control. If the race

:22:19.:22:25.

was called, it would be the third shortest race in the history of

:22:25.:22:31.

Formula One and Sebastian Vettel would lead by 155 1/2 points, a

:22:31.:22:41.
:22:41.:22:41.

commentator's nightmare! Hamilton and would have 85 and Mark Webber

:22:41.:22:49.

82. Fernando Alonso would be 5th on 71 for Ferrari. Over to Ted. What

:22:49.:22:56.

does the radar say? It says whatever you want more or less! The

:22:56.:23:01.

rain should already have eased, but look around, it does not look like

:23:01.:23:05.

that. Let's hope we can we start the race because I think it is

:23:05.:23:13.

going to still be very long, but of course we had an unfortunate moment

:23:13.:23:19.

with Fernando. We opted for the intermediate, which looked very

:23:19.:23:23.

quick. To be honest, at the beginning of the race, it was

:23:23.:23:30.

perfect for intermediate and not for extreme, so we tried another

:23:30.:23:35.

option. But then the rain at which was expected even earlier and was

:23:35.:23:41.

not coming, then all of a sudden it came very strong. And with the red

:23:41.:23:51.

flag, even the chance to have the other cars going behind Fernando,

:23:51.:23:56.

faded away. Let's wait and see because I think it could still

:23:56.:24:04.

happen. We just had some team radio talking about the safety car, and

:24:04.:24:07.

whether they will carry on behind the safety car if the race is

:24:07.:24:15.

started. Talking to the team manager, reminding him of the

:24:15.:24:19.

regulations that after a red flag situation, at the race has

:24:19.:24:29.

restarted behind the safety car. Second-placed Forde Kamui Kobayashi,

:24:29.:24:37.

buried deep inside his Sauber -- second place for. You need the seat

:24:37.:24:44.

to be extra tight. I did not like sitting in a car too long because

:24:44.:24:49.

she would get pins and needles when your muscles were not working.

:24:49.:24:56.

he is not the tallest of drivers so probably plenty of space! What is

:24:56.:25:03.

Christian going to look at? You have to walk around. I have never

:25:03.:25:10.

seen a track that wept when a boat could come down! That was in dry

:25:10.:25:20.
:25:20.:25:24.

dock this morning! You can see the wonderful car park for the media!

:25:24.:25:31.

And another problem with Lewis Hamilton's car, we are hearing.

:25:31.:25:37.

am sure the crowd are getting excited. But you have got to feel

:25:37.:25:43.

for this great fan base they have here in North America. We have had

:25:43.:25:48.

for grandstands and spectators from Thursday, so they really get behind

:25:48.:25:55.

this race. As my wife has reminded me. The spectators over here do not

:25:55.:26:02.

normally see wet races, they normally cancel until the next day.

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Formula One does race in the rain, but not enough, unfortunately. We

:26:09.:26:15.

are in Austin next year this time for the inaugural Grand Prix where

:26:15.:26:19.

it has been 41 centigrade and date to 1% humidity this week. So that

:26:19.:26:27.

would be slightly different -- 81% humidity. This is quite interesting

:26:27.:26:36.

for birdwatchers. Do you know the species? That looks like the Red

:26:36.:26:43.

shouldered blackbird! Excellent! Somebody praying that the race will

:26:43.:26:48.

start, I think. Michael Schumacher terribly relaxed, he is in 12th

:26:48.:26:55.

place. And he knows they will get plenty of warning, a 10 minute

:26:55.:27:01.

warning, when the race is going to start. Over the years, he lost to

:27:02.:27:07.

stand and have a good chat! He has that guy back into a corner! There

:27:07.:27:17.
:27:17.:27:18.

is no escape! The crowd came well prepared, they have all got sheets.

:27:18.:27:24.

Better prepared than the track, by the looks of it. And you can see

:27:24.:27:29.

what I mean about the track. You get a water up laying across the

:27:29.:27:39.

surface. A Formula One car at speed is running about 5 mm for a quarter

:27:39.:27:44.

of an inch above the surface of the racetrack, -- or insert -- or a

:27:44.:27:52.

quarter of an inch. There is a big drop that comes and that is why

:27:52.:27:58.

they are not designed to run through very deep water. Wet tyre

:27:58.:28:04.

queen macro will clear 60 litres per second of water. -- wet tyres.

:28:04.:28:09.

But if the car is on the surface, the underneath of the chassis, the

:28:09.:28:14.

driver simply is not in control of it. He is in a boat he has no

:28:14.:28:21.

control over rather than a racing car. A lot of activity going on. No

:28:21.:28:27.

real improvement is expected for about another 15 minutes. 17

:28:27.:28:37.
:28:37.:28:37.

minutes. I am sure everyone is curious to know if I was right

:28:37.:28:43.

about the bird. We have had people saying that it is a red Wind

:28:43.:28:52.

blackbird. Do birds have shoulders? What was I thinking?! They do now!

:28:52.:28:58.

Only 20 minutes of racing so far in the 46 minutes this race has been

:28:58.:29:06.

going. Sorry about this at home! We want to try and restart this race.

:29:06.:29:12.

We wanted to give you a great show and it was fascinating while it was

:29:12.:29:18.

running. The grey shouldered seagull! They are loving it. And I

:29:18.:29:23.

bet they have not even paid for his seat, Bernie Ecclestone will not be

:29:23.:29:29.

happy with that! I have not seen many come out in the rain before,

:29:29.:29:36.

so I am not sure why they have come to the racetrack. A lack of noise,

:29:36.:29:41.

I would imagine! And this is probably the home as we are on an

:29:41.:29:46.

island in the middle of the sea way! And as we saw with that ship

:29:46.:29:52.

passing close by, you have the rowing lake from the 1976 Olympics,

:29:52.:29:58.

and that is how a lot of corporate guests get into the corporate area.

:29:58.:30:03.

And how we get to the television compound. Up we go underneath the

:30:03.:30:13.
:30:13.:30:30.

casino after that TV compound. We and helmet covers, impressive. Soap,

:30:30.:30:34.

d'Ambrosio who is running 23rd and last, it has to be said at the

:30:34.:30:40.

moment. He was allowed into the race even though he did not make

:30:40.:30:50.

the 107 the central yesterday. -- 107 % rule. So, as they try to

:30:50.:30:53.

clear away the standing water, let's remind ourselves what did

:30:53.:30:59.

happen during the 20 minutes of racing we have seen so far. This is

:30:59.:31:04.

the start behind the safety car. Controversial. Lewis said they did

:31:04.:31:09.

not need to do it, Paul di Resta said he thought it was too wet.

:31:09.:31:14.

Vettel was complaining about it but he was on pole position and is

:31:14.:31:21.

suited him not to have too many people chasing him. When the safety

:31:21.:31:27.

car came in, we got under way. Alonso very close behind Vettel

:31:27.:31:31.

heading down to the first corner. Great driving there because they

:31:31.:31:37.

would be clueless as to how much grip they could expect. Then we had

:31:37.:31:42.

the contact between Hamilton and Webber which David and I A Greig

:31:42.:31:52.
:31:52.:31:53.

was Lewis's fault. There we have it that was being investigated. That

:31:53.:31:58.

is how it felt for the Australian. Now, Schumacher or busy looking

:31:59.:32:06.

right at the apex did not see Hamilton. Vettel was leading Ben

:32:06.:32:11.

had a little scamper across the grass and lost nothing, hopefully

:32:11.:32:19.

not too much grass in his radiator. This is the contact between the two

:32:19.:32:25.

McLaren drivers. Lewis told Lee McKenzie that he had a run on him

:32:25.:32:31.

and he did not see him coming. This is the second restart on the safety

:32:31.:32:41.

car. Vettel Getting Away much better this time. The first man in,

:32:41.:32:48.

to try the intermediates, that was the drive through sorry for Button

:32:48.:32:56.

for speeding under the safety car. Mark Webber slithers past Nick

:32:56.:33:02.

Heidfeld. Alonso going on to intermediates. There was a Mercedes

:33:02.:33:07.

behind in doing the same thing. Alonso start slicing through the

:33:07.:33:13.

field on the tyres which were better at that time. And then the

:33:13.:33:18.

heady standing water forced the safety car out yet again. Then they

:33:18.:33:24.

would decide that even at low speed, with a neutralised race, the track

:33:24.:33:28.

was too waterlogged. They needed to work on it so they brought the cars

:33:28.:33:33.

to a halt under the red flag on the start line. Nobody is allowed to go

:33:33.:33:38.

in the pit lane at this time. You will get penalised unless you

:33:38.:33:42.

already in the pit lane. They all on the grid. They can work, cars

:33:43.:33:48.

there. What we are waiting And hoping for is a 10 are warning that

:33:48.:33:55.

there will be a restart there. Sebastian Vettel who is leading the

:33:55.:34:05.
:34:05.:34:05.

race with 24 laps completed. That is not the racetrack, you will be

:34:05.:34:11.

pleased to know. Vettel is walking back to the pit area where several

:34:11.:34:16.

of the drivers have already gone. The fans still seem to be enjoying

:34:16.:34:26.
:34:26.:34:29.

themselves regardless. A good effort. A Brazilian flag, a Ferrari

:34:29.:34:38.

flag and the Spanish there as well. Massa and Alonso founds. That is

:34:38.:34:43.

the heavily used Mercedes. There comes a point where they have to

:34:43.:34:49.

top them up with fuel if they start doing too many laps as we saw in

:34:49.:34:55.

Korea last year. Ted Kravitz is that the Williams team. Yes, with

:34:55.:34:59.

the technical director. People are allowed to change their cars now.

:34:59.:35:04.

Have you seen anyone changing torsion bars? You are not allowed

:35:04.:35:13.

to change any part of the car which cannot have the same specification.

:35:13.:35:18.

It regards an article about the weight. They are allowed to do that

:35:18.:35:24.

now for sort you can change tyres, you can replace parts of the same

:35:24.:35:28.

parts that he took off. What did you try to put on? Rubens wanted to

:35:28.:35:34.

go to a softer set up. We had a front roll bar ready. We had a

:35:34.:35:37.

debate with Charlie but we decided to leave it because he has a bit

:35:37.:35:41.

more on his mind now. I will have another chat with him after the

:35:41.:35:46.

race because it is not entirely clear in the technical regulations.

:35:46.:35:51.

Have you put fresh full wet tyres on? Yes, I think the whole grid

:35:51.:35:55.

will do that now. You have a restart from scratch with the grid

:35:55.:36:00.

position as it is. Everyone will try to race to the end on full wets.

:36:00.:36:05.

This rain will continue to this intensity in another 20 to 25

:36:05.:36:11.

minutes. Oh, no. Yes, it is getting quite boring now. We will stay here

:36:11.:36:17.

until it finishes. Until it gets dark? We started the race at 1

:36:17.:36:21.

o'clock Canadian time so there is plenty of light left. So that does

:36:21.:36:26.

not present a team with any problems, you can keep going and

:36:26.:36:32.

going? Yes. Are you on a plane tonight? Probably the same one as

:36:32.:36:38.

you, Ted. It is interesting because there are some regulations,

:36:38.:36:44.

sporting and technical but there are numerous agreements and even

:36:44.:36:51.

still, the team's are having to clarify the regulations, even mid-

:36:51.:36:57.

race, for goodness sake. That is the way it is. I know people were

:36:57.:37:00.

disappointed when the teams were allowed to change tyres and Monaco.

:37:00.:37:05.

You have to cover this scenario as well. If it rains hard, you cannot

:37:05.:37:11.

expect them to start on slick tyres just because you do not warn them

:37:11.:37:17.

to change and a red flag situations. So, David, heavy rain, what is

:37:17.:37:21.

their wettest race you have been in? I think the wettest race I have

:37:21.:37:26.

been in was in 2007 in Fiji, where we spent a long amount of time

:37:26.:37:32.

behind the safety car and visibility was such that once they

:37:32.:37:39.

released the safety car, you could not see. You would be sitting there

:37:39.:37:44.

flat-out, telling yourself no one has spun in front of you. You were

:37:44.:37:52.

doing 180 mph, with no visibility. That is, I can assure you, very

:37:52.:37:56.

uncomfortable. This morning, somebody came with an image to you

:37:56.:38:02.

from the rear-view camera of your car from Adelaide and it was just

:38:02.:38:07.

before Ayrton Senna rammed into the back of you in that where it --

:38:07.:38:12.

very wet Grand Prix. In those days you did race in the wet. It was

:38:12.:38:16.

last man standing. The sport has evolved. I think we have to be on

:38:16.:38:21.

the side of caution. You cannot have cars aquaplaning off the track

:38:21.:38:25.

but you raced in those conditions. How did you feel about it? For yes,

:38:25.:38:30.

you cannot see where you're going. You go with peripheral vision and

:38:30.:38:34.

you listen to the car in front. You dare not lift off the throttle

:38:34.:38:39.

because somebody will going to. You hope nobody crashes in front of it.

:38:39.:38:44.

That was why people paid to see the sport and why they give up time to

:38:44.:38:47.

watch on TV because drivers are doing exceptional things which

:38:47.:38:52.

people think they could not do war would not want to do. It has to be

:38:53.:38:57.

challenging in that respect. I always liken it to you when you on

:38:57.:39:01.

the motorway and you pass a truck in heavy rain and momentarily, your

:39:01.:39:05.

windscreen is obliterated. The windscreen for the strivers as

:39:05.:39:08.

their helmet visor and I have been in situations like that way you

:39:08.:39:13.

cannot even see your own steering wheel or your own cockpit, let

:39:13.:39:18.

alone the car in front of you. Your senses going to hyper mode and you

:39:18.:39:22.

find other ways of recognising where you are on the track. Just

:39:22.:39:27.

before Senna hit me that day, I had done a couple of 360s, scared the

:39:27.:39:32.

life out of me, put it into first gear and realised in Adelaide, I

:39:32.:39:37.

did not know which way I was going, whether I was going with the

:39:37.:39:41.

traffic or against the cars because I had been around so many times.

:39:41.:39:46.

those days, I make it sound like a long time ago, did people think it

:39:46.:39:50.

was madness or did they think it was perfectly acceptable because

:39:50.:39:56.

that was the way it was handle that that time? I remember standing on

:39:56.:39:59.

the grid in that race which I think turned out to be the shortest race

:39:59.:40:03.

of all time because it was not restarted, I remember standing on

:40:03.:40:08.

the grid and Bernie walking down saying, get in a car, the race will

:40:08.:40:13.

start. Alain Prost came into the pits at the end of the lap because

:40:13.:40:16.

he was smarter than we were in that respect. We had travelled halfway

:40:16.:40:22.

around the world, we wanted to go racing. Meanwhile, a man who cannot

:40:22.:40:26.

their racing is Paul di Resta. He is in sixth place and Ted Kravitz

:40:26.:40:31.

has found him. Sixth place, it is looking really good, isn't it?

:40:31.:40:38.

was looking quite well. If I had not made a small mistake, I would

:40:38.:40:42.

probably be in P2 where Kobayashi is. I have not driven up the kind

:40:42.:40:47.

the wet so it is all new. I'm a say the right decision was taken as to

:40:47.:40:51.

how intense this Rainier's. I do not see any of us going anywhere

:40:51.:40:56.

for a long time. Even if it does stop, there are plenty of rivers

:40:56.:41:00.

which a catching us out. Visibility will be poor. It will be

:41:00.:41:04.

interesting to see when the decision is made to take part again.

:41:04.:41:08.

Paul was asking whether David is lost for words and seeing as we

:41:09.:41:13.

have got two Scots here, I will give him my headset and you can ask

:41:13.:41:20.

him a question. Can you hear me, Paul? Yes. It is going well so far,

:41:20.:41:23.

you must be happy with the decision not to have pitied but one of the

:41:23.:41:29.

things you must have mentioned, you were interviewed by the earlier, we

:41:29.:41:34.

were debating whether it was right to have started under the safety

:41:34.:41:38.

car or not -- you were interviewed by Lee McKenzie earlier. What does

:41:38.:41:43.

it feel like not having the visibility? It is quite a scary

:41:43.:41:48.

experience. Most of the track was OK to start. It was the main

:41:48.:41:51.

straight where had difficulty seeing the likes of the car in

:41:52.:41:57.

front, never mind the start lights. I think the right decision was

:41:57.:42:01.

taken. This is the first time we had used Pirelli wet so everyone

:42:01.:42:05.

was in an unknown situation as to how they would perform. This track

:42:05.:42:11.

is pretty slippy, no grip at the best of times. Everybody is set-up

:42:11.:42:14.

no downforce. I do not sit improving too much. The decision

:42:14.:42:19.

will have to be made by the drivers and the FIA a. What about the

:42:19.:42:24.

argument that you are the best drivers in the world, but get out

:42:24.:42:30.

there and show us how you can drive? I said to my engineers but I

:42:30.:42:37.

was disappointed. Our practice start is impressive. Definitely in

:42:37.:42:41.

the future I will look forward to standing starts in the wet. It is

:42:41.:42:45.

the safest route and at the end of the day, there are risks involved.

:42:46.:42:52.

I would definitely agree that the right decision was made. Even the

:42:52.:42:57.

safety cadres -- driver asked us what our decision was. -- safety

:42:57.:43:02.

car driver. The racing lines round here in the wet, you have not been

:43:02.:43:07.

here before, have you had to try a lot of different lines to establish

:43:07.:43:12.

the quickest way or was it intuitive? There are definitely

:43:12.:43:17.

parts of the track where there is more grip than others. One corner

:43:17.:43:23.

in particular, that nearly caught me out was turn five. Not much of a

:43:23.:43:29.

corner, you will know it, David. Olivier Panis broke both his legs

:43:29.:43:36.

at that corner. Even taking caution, I can see everybody is having

:43:36.:43:42.

difficulties. When the water, when there is this much water on the

:43:42.:43:49.

track, you cannot be a passenger. Just one final thing, because I am

:43:49.:43:53.

sure you want to go off and try your feet, was there an error or

:43:53.:43:57.

something which happened which cost to you second place out on the

:43:57.:44:04.

track? It was probably more driver error. I am unsure whether it was a

:44:04.:44:09.

KERS situation whether the KERS had fully charged and you lose the

:44:09.:44:14.

extra braking on the rear. I did ask them to radio back but we are a

:44:14.:44:23.

bit unsure. I think being a bit too aggressive at the beginning. We

:44:23.:44:27.

were looking quite strong and maybe I should have taken more care.

:44:27.:44:31.

Certainly, I hope we can get going again and go forward but there are

:44:31.:44:37.

some pretty quick cars behind us. Thank you, Paul, I thought we might

:44:37.:44:41.

need a translator with you two chatting. Just looking at Twitter

:44:41.:44:47.

and somebody reminding me of the 1994 Suzuka race where I aquaplaned

:44:47.:44:52.

off and hit a marshal and badly broke his leg. It was a horrible

:44:52.:44:56.

accident. I remember running back to help him and the bone of his leg

:44:56.:45:00.

was sticking out of his overalls. I met him a year later and he was

:45:00.:45:05.

still and a bad way. I remember being on the radio crying and

:45:05.:45:14.

shouting at them, this race has to be red flag. In those days,...

:45:14.:45:24.
:45:24.:45:27.

There is your mate, DC. He has had that race, Nigel Mansell and died

:45:27.:45:32.

were sharing a car and I remember watching as Johnny Herbert came

:45:32.:45:39.

along, lost control on a big puddle, did a 360 and continued without

:45:39.:45:45.

hitting anything. And there was nowhere I would rather have been

:45:45.:45:51.

the than not in a race and car! remember passing a Herbert and

:45:51.:45:55.

something went past my left hand side and it was a car going the

:45:55.:46:00.

wrong way. These cars are not designed to run into each other

:46:00.:46:05.

head on, the crash testing that they do, they are about hitting

:46:05.:46:10.

barriers and not running into each other head on. And we saw in the

:46:10.:46:17.

track guide, you had a coming together. It is just raining, just

:46:17.:46:25.

raining. A lot of internal water they cannot get sorted right now.

:46:25.:46:29.

My personal feeling is no more action for the next 30 minutes, but

:46:29.:46:39.
:46:39.:46:40.

I will keep you updated. Let's hope he is wrong, but he might be right.

:46:40.:46:50.
:46:50.:46:52.

Half an hour. A bit late for that, I think! Mark Webber and Sebastian

:46:52.:46:57.

Vettel sharing their experiences. And Lee McKenzie did find Mark

:46:57.:47:05.

Webber. I found him, this is nice! How bad were conditions before it

:47:05.:47:14.

got even worse? Difficult, visibility was one thing and the

:47:14.:47:21.

next thing... It is a difficult finish so it is a track where you

:47:21.:47:26.

do not feel the water has too many options to go places! So it stays

:47:26.:47:33.

on the track. And I think from the hairpin and a few other places, you

:47:33.:47:38.

could see behind the safety car even, at not much to do. How long

:47:38.:47:41.

can they leave it to make a decision whether they will continue

:47:41.:47:47.

Kuyt -- whether to continue? Quite a while, they have nothing to lose,

:47:47.:47:52.

there was no rush. Not ideal for television, but as a sporting event,

:47:52.:47:57.

we can wait here. This is never a deal and then -- on an important

:47:57.:48:01.

day of a race weekend, but we can wait a while, we should try and get

:48:01.:48:07.

the race completed. Indeed, let strike. In the track

:48:07.:48:14.

guide, and -- indeed, we should try. In the track guide, we were looking

:48:14.:48:21.

at it before, we saw that incident. Michael Schumacher ran into the

:48:21.:48:25.

back of you and tried to punch you, he was not happy. That is how they

:48:25.:48:31.

used to sort it out! And that was down to visibility again, the same

:48:31.:48:37.

way Ayrton Senna went into the back of you in Adelaide. He was lapping

:48:37.:48:45.

meet at the time. I was lifting off the throttle to allow him to pass

:48:45.:48:49.

but was not bargaining on the fact he could not see me and he ran into

:48:49.:48:54.

the back of me. What I found quite remarkable was he was able to drive

:48:54.:48:59.

almost as quickly back with three wheels as I could with four. So his

:48:59.:49:05.

talent was definitely at its maximum in those days. That is why

:49:05.:49:10.

he won at 91 of Grand Prix races. Heikki Kovalainen Is lined up 21st

:49:10.:49:17.

at the moment and is with Ted. are you been told? Is the intention

:49:18.:49:23.

to restart the race? If it was not, we would not be waiting for it any

:49:23.:49:27.

more and would be going home, so absolutely. It does not look very

:49:27.:49:34.

good now, but like last year, it might eventually changed. We hope

:49:34.:49:41.

it does so we can go on again. are used to this, do come from

:49:41.:49:49.

Finland! It would be ice in Finland. This is not too bad. It looks as

:49:49.:49:57.

though it is easing up slightly. You expect we could keep going?

:49:57.:50:01.

think you are quite optimistic if you think it is easing off at the

:50:01.:50:06.

moment. It is coming down quite strong still. It is not possible at

:50:06.:50:13.

the moment. But -- in the corners, you could manage, but not in the

:50:13.:50:20.

straight line, the standing water is an issue. It is very dangerous.

:50:20.:50:26.

Let's hope the rain.. If it does, we will be able to go out and will

:50:26.:50:32.

be ready to go out again in the safety car. As I am British, I

:50:32.:50:38.

always have an optimistic view of the weather! Where do you keep your

:50:38.:50:42.

mind right now? You what in the middle of the Grand Prix, how do

:50:42.:50:49.

you stay focused? -- you are in the middle. We chat to the engineers

:50:49.:50:55.

and talk about the race so far. The pit stop that we did was perhaps

:50:55.:51:04.

not the right timing. But the race is still on and hopefully, we can

:51:04.:51:11.

limit the damage or correct the damage. Just fine tune the balance

:51:11.:51:17.

and make a decision about the tyres and the pressure when we get out.

:51:18.:51:22.

And hopefully make the right choice. Thank you for giving us some of

:51:22.:51:28.

your time, and apologies, the sound is difficult as we speak to him

:51:28.:51:33.

through the radio. And that is looking a bit better, David, would

:51:33.:51:43.
:51:43.:51:47.

you say? I admire your optimism! We have come all the way to see a

:51:47.:51:54.

Grand Prix and let's hope that we are able to. It has been over an

:51:54.:51:59.

hour and a red flag conditions and we feel very much for spectators

:51:59.:52:04.

here and viewers around the world. We are all in the same position. In

:52:04.:52:12.

the same boat. Not in a boat yet, but maybe if Bowater continues! --

:52:12.:52:19.

the water. Are manual work going on the moment. -- a bit of manual work.

:52:19.:52:27.

Not exactly hi-tech. I do not see where the water can go. It is a

:52:27.:52:36.

waterlogged, isn't it? It is, indeed. They are doing their best.

:52:36.:52:40.

That is a cheap shot from that cameraman! Any excuse to get a

:52:40.:52:47.

close-up of Rihanna. I like your one miner, I did not know you liked

:52:47.:52:54.

that music, at you came up with umbrella! You have heard me sink

:52:54.:53:04.
:53:04.:53:06.

drunk in Karaoke and it is not good! -- sing. I have not had any

:53:06.:53:16.
:53:16.:53:18.

peers so what I should not inflict this on people! -- beers. Bait used

:53:18.:53:23.

to have a raft racing, that finished in 1991 -- they used to

:53:23.:53:31.

have. Be used to cobble up rafts out of bits and pieces -- be used

:53:31.:53:41.

to. It was quite a big event. was a big event. Very important for

:53:41.:53:48.

Eddie Jordan, he had another victory here at Montreal. We will

:53:48.:53:55.

stay with this, we are hoping for, anticipating a restart. So do stay

:53:55.:54:01.

with us if you can. And we will bring you some entertainment later.

:54:01.:54:05.

Meanwhile, we will poke around the drivers and the teams to try and

:54:05.:54:11.

understand what is going on and why, and when we might see the restart.

:54:11.:54:17.

Jonathan Wheatley, team manager at Red Bull, with his drivers. An

:54:17.:54:23.

unusual place to see a driver on the pit wall, isn't it? And

:54:23.:54:29.

presumably, Sebastian is looking at the weather forecast. I said it is

:54:29.:54:34.

in the middle of the race, I have been in this situation and you have,

:54:34.:54:38.

to make sure that she somehow stayed with the mindset you on in a

:54:38.:54:45.

race. -- that you somehow. You have had a nervous energy and adrenalin

:54:45.:54:49.

building up from first thing in the morning, you see it is raining, and

:54:49.:54:54.

even if you are one of the better wet-weather drivers, you know the

:54:54.:54:59.

risk and potential for accident and injury can go with or against you.

:54:59.:55:06.

So that nervous feeling you get, that is intensified in these

:55:06.:55:12.

conditions. And it is so difficult to come off that high. Rock bottom,

:55:12.:55:18.

and if they do we start this race, be start building up that energy

:55:18.:55:23.

again. -- we start. Even though the physical conditions you are under

:55:23.:55:30.

in wet weather... The G-force underbraking almost halves and

:55:30.:55:35.

reduces significantly, but you are so tired mentally after a wet race

:55:35.:55:39.

because you have to concentrate on the straights. And when you drive

:55:39.:55:43.

in dry weather conditions, you have to relax your body and switch your

:55:43.:55:49.

mind off briefly or it is simply not possible to fully focus for 90

:55:49.:55:53.

minutes around the circuit like this for Monte Carlo where you are

:55:53.:56:00.

literally hitting walls and barriers as you go. A hug for Lewis

:56:00.:56:03.

Hamilton, its luck -- small consolation for the fact he will

:56:03.:56:09.

not take it further part in this Grand Prix. Maybe he will get an

:56:09.:56:14.

impromptu music session going in the McLaren garage. Would you give

:56:14.:56:20.

up a few would Championship points for a hug with Rihanna or! -- World

:56:20.:56:30.
:56:30.:56:30.

Apology for the loss of subtitles for 42 seconds

:56:30.:57:27.

hair day for Rihanna at! You would just be glad to have that much

:57:27.:57:37.
:57:37.:57:37.

hair! Thank you! So we and his jumping in the cockpit of Lewis

:57:37.:57:45.

Hamilton. -- so Rihanna is jumping. Ted has found another driver.

:57:45.:57:50.

Rihanna had better watch out because the interior of that

:57:50.:57:59.

McLaren was full of water. Down here with a Jerome -- with Jerome

:57:59.:58:05.

d'Ambrosio. What was it like driving? It was very difficult,

:58:05.:58:11.

especially the last sector from turn nine into 10 and into the last

:58:11.:58:19.

chicane. It was just impossible to get the power in third gear, so a

:58:19.:58:23.

good call to stop the race and hopefully it will start to gain.

:58:23.:58:31.

Tell us about that change? It is hard to cope with the water with

:58:31.:58:35.

the extreme on, but with the intermediates, it is impossible.

:58:36.:58:41.

weather update from the team Radio. They say it. Raining within the

:58:41.:58:47.

next 10 minutes, which is good news. The engineer is telling us that.

:58:47.:58:51.

The right decision do you want to wait more for the standing water to

:58:51.:58:57.

dissipate? They have said it. Racing so they will not start again

:58:57.:59:05.

in 10 minutes. We have to wait until they have cleared the track.

:59:05.:59:11.

That is it, because it is too dangerous at the moment. A couple

:59:11.:59:18.

of people in the commentary box, who are they? Jerome d'Ambrosio,

:59:18.:59:24.

other bands available! And we got up in that lovely looking building.

:59:24.:59:32.

Makes me feel like I am at home. And that is the grid. And

:59:32.:59:41.

desperately trying to keep the cars dry it. There is enough energy to

:59:41.:59:45.

kill you, that is why they had danger signs, what do you know

:59:45.:59:52.

about splashing through standing water with the battery pack just

:59:52.:00:01.

behind you? I stopped in 2008, so I have no experience. There was a

:00:01.:00:06.

YouTube clerk of one of the early tests that BMW did at the time and

:00:06.:00:11.

a mechanic getting a bit of a shock. But they are on top of the

:00:11.:00:15.

technology now and the big challenge they have is packaging

:00:15.:00:21.

and housing batteries necessary to store that recovered energy which

:00:21.:00:25.

is harvested through the baking phase -- through the breaking phase.

:00:25.:00:30.

There was talk from the technical director at Williams that under wet

:00:30.:00:34.

conditions, you would not want to use the system because of the brake

:00:34.:00:38.

balance you have to run going through the harvesting phase --

:00:38.:00:43.

harnessing phase. That under rotate the gear axle so they go forward to

:00:43.:00:48.

balance that out and that has a negative effect when you have a

:00:48.:00:52.

really low grip and ring for corners. Glad to see Kamui

:00:52.:00:58.

Kobayashi eventually got out of that car. He wins the award for

:00:58.:01:01.

standing in a stationery Formula One, the longest, they might be a

:01:01.:01:11.
:01:11.:01:24.

chicane, the kerb but they launch off when they start heading into

:01:24.:01:28.

the wall of champions which is probably the most famous thing

:01:28.:01:32.

about this racetrack. It is to the left-hand side of the red-and-white

:01:32.:01:37.

striped wall which we have seen so many cars going to. You would never

:01:37.:01:41.

know you while in the middle of a load of water. You do not see it

:01:41.:01:51.

from the cockpit of the car. But it is literally an island. Ted has

:01:51.:01:57.

found James Key. Yes, in the Sauber garage. I was interested in the

:01:57.:02:03.

Kobayashi second place. He is in second place and now you can put on

:02:03.:02:11.

a new set? Yes, the tyres were lasting very well. We could see

:02:11.:02:21.
:02:21.:02:23.

there was some more rain coming. His lap times were good. How long

:02:23.:02:31.

will the wet tyres last? Clearly what, when it starts to dry up,

:02:31.:02:39.

that is when it starts to go off. We will have the driver feed back

:02:40.:02:46.

on when to make the call to change. When or if? Exactly. You could get

:02:46.:02:52.

to the end of the race on this new set of tyres? Maybe. I think hit

:02:52.:02:57.

the track stays as it was, there is a possibility. Week know if they

:02:57.:03:00.

lose enough rubber they will suddenly go off but they looked

:03:00.:03:04.

good enough. What is your information on whether we will get

:03:04.:03:10.

the race started again? We do not have any information at the moment.

:03:10.:03:17.

We know the intensity will stop quite a bit. The track condition is

:03:17.:03:27.
:03:27.:03:27.

important. He has been sitting in the car for a long time? He was

:03:28.:03:35.

anxious to get going. Have you got any questions, Martin? Yes, I am

:03:35.:03:40.

interested to know what information they were getting back from Kamui

:03:40.:03:43.

Kobayashi on the intermediate says. How did they resist bringing him in

:03:43.:03:51.

and putting the intermediates on? Can you repeat the question? What

:03:51.:03:56.

is fascinating is Alonso and Button, Rosberg and Schumacher, they felt

:03:56.:04:03.

the need to come in and put intermediates on. How to work that

:04:03.:04:07.

with Kamui Kobayashi, not to make the mistake flat with Vettel up

:04:07.:04:13.

front? We have two things we were monitoring. I have not -- we were

:04:13.:04:17.

not held up to much by the Mercedes in front of us. We thought we could

:04:17.:04:22.

make a bit of progress which is what happened. On that basis, with

:04:22.:04:28.

all sticking with it was OK. We watched Button and Barrichello. We

:04:28.:04:31.

could see the into was quicker but we knew some more rain would

:04:31.:04:35.

probably come. We held off and monitored the situation and sure

:04:36.:04:44.

enough the rain came. Massa took a free picked stop effectively. Why

:04:44.:04:49.

lead you choose not to do that. It has gained you a position on the

:04:49.:04:53.

track for the restart. We were talking about the condition of the

:04:53.:04:57.

tyres. The drivers were pretty happy with them. We thought we

:04:57.:05:03.

would stick with it and see how the tyres go with the track condition,

:05:03.:05:08.

there was no obvious evidence of degradation. We took a risk but it

:05:08.:05:14.

worked out. You can answer a question I have been asking

:05:14.:05:17.

Coulthard, about the KERS system and standing water, do they go

:05:17.:05:21.

together? I guess in theory they are not ideal but a lot of effort

:05:21.:05:27.

is put into making the KERS waterproof and safe in all respects.

:05:27.:05:32.

The system on our car is very well sealed up. Obviously, we have to

:05:32.:05:38.

watch it but they are pretty safe devices and I think we should be OK.

:05:38.:05:47.

Thank you very much for that. Let's hope we do get under way. Kobayashi

:05:47.:05:52.

up into second place and Pedro de la Rosa or standing in for Perez is

:05:52.:05:59.

ninth so both Saubers in the top 10. Pedro de la Rosa was the Pirelli

:05:59.:06:03.

test driver say would have developed the intermediates and the

:06:03.:06:10.

wets. They wore to the track and create wet situations to test the

:06:10.:06:18.

tyres. I have done a few of those tests myself, way you normally go

:06:18.:06:26.

out with the two cars. Your team mate will go out on one end of the

:06:26.:06:29.

spectrum, you will go on the other and you will work your way through

:06:29.:06:33.

the course of reward Tring the track and compare notes at the end

:06:33.:06:37.

of the day. Just going back to something James Key said, he said

:06:37.:06:42.

the situation is pretty say. That is not a word you want when you are

:06:42.:06:49.

discussing safety, pretty safe! Let's hope that is all right. We

:06:49.:06:53.

were talking about the amount of electrical energy stored in the

:06:53.:06:56.

KERS system, it is enough to give them an 80 horsepower shove when

:06:56.:07:03.

they hit the Button. Somebody tweeting saying can you afford

:07:03.:07:10.

chairs in the commentary box? Murray Walker used to stand up so -

:07:10.:07:13.

- if it is good enough for Murray Walker it is good enough for David

:07:13.:07:19.

and I. Do you think we will start this race, David? The sun is

:07:19.:07:25.

nowhere to be seen but it does seems to be a bit brighter. There

:07:25.:07:31.

is not as much standing water in the kerbs, down to the last chicane.

:07:31.:07:39.

I really hope that we will have a restart here. Our weatherman Ted

:07:39.:07:46.

Kravitz has an update. I am not aware the man! I don't know if you

:07:46.:07:51.

can see out of the commentary box window, I'm holding a big BBC

:07:51.:07:55.

umbrella and I am now putting it away because it has stopped raining.

:07:55.:08:00.

He is that the crowd cheering for you? I did not think they were

:08:00.:08:04.

cheering at all. Most of the crowd on the pits straight have gone away.

:08:04.:08:08.

There are only about 50 people overlooking the starting grid. I am

:08:08.:08:12.

very pleased to report the rain has stopped and hopefully, my trousers

:08:13.:08:19.

will start to dry out. Thanks, Ted. Do we not get any wind direction

:08:19.:08:24.

and maximum temperatures and anything like that? If you want.

:08:24.:08:28.

Gosh, I'm very conscious that people have tuned in to see a race.

:08:28.:08:33.

The rain has stopped, let's get the race going, come on! You are

:08:33.:08:38.

absolutely right. It is brightening up a treat outside now. We have the

:08:38.:08:43.

vacuum out to clean up the water. They are going for it. They had

:08:43.:08:48.

plenty of ideas or should it rain. The race has not been rain-affected

:08:49.:08:52.

here for 11 years. Although we missed one of those years when we

:08:52.:08:58.

did not race, I think he was 2009. Engines are starting up. We are

:08:59.:09:03.

getting the feel that we might go racing again. There is a window of

:09:03.:09:07.

opportunity here. The rain is coming down slightly. Bass seemed

:09:07.:09:11.

to be getting on top of moving away be standing water. I think that

:09:11.:09:16.

will be enough to allow Charlie Whiting and his team to get a car

:09:16.:09:22.

moving. When you have got all the cars running round, it is

:09:22.:09:26.

dispersing the water. That might give us the opportunity to get some

:09:26.:09:32.

clean laps of racing. They have 23 of the best track quarter cleaners

:09:32.:09:36.

doing nothing at the moment. A Formula One car Hoovers up the

:09:36.:09:46.
:09:46.:09:47.

water and tries to return it back to the sky. We had the red flag at

:09:47.:09:54.

45 minutes past the hour. It is 10 past three here now. For an hour

:09:54.:09:58.

and 25 minutes we have been under a red flag conditions. Adrian Sutil

:09:58.:10:04.

there who is running 13th on the restart. Did you know that race car

:10:04.:10:10.

spells race car backwards? That is an amazing thing. I am speechless!

:10:10.:10:16.

Where did that come from?! You did not have any notes for that. It was

:10:16.:10:26.

of the top of my head but I thought it was relevant. There is still a

:10:26.:10:30.

lot of standing water. They are used in that very expensive

:10:30.:10:36.

Mercedes Benz to clear puddles basically but that is fine. It was

:10:36.:10:39.

of the racing line but it disperses some more water. We are coming up

:10:39.:10:45.

with as many ways as we can to clear the racetrack. Maybe the

:10:45.:10:51.

spectators could go on the track and have this week as well? This is

:10:51.:10:54.

the long run down to the hairpin where the debt -- drivers were

:10:54.:11:03.

saying it was dangerous. That is Kobayashi with the crazy Austrian.

:11:03.:11:09.

He is a brilliant character. He was then a's trainer and Prost's

:11:09.:11:15.

trainer. I have trained with Joseph and he nearly killed me. That is

:11:15.:11:19.

strange, Pedro de la Rosa or walking with his helmet on. He has

:11:19.:11:23.

been called back to being a Formula One driver for one weekend and he

:11:23.:11:32.

is maximising that opportunity. Sauber dropped him with five races

:11:32.:11:36.

to go last year, they booted him out and all of a sudden, I saw him

:11:36.:11:41.

scampering down the back of the pips with the team manager at

:11:41.:11:46.

Sauber. They borrowed him off McLaren. Can you believe that

:11:46.:11:51.

Sauber turned up here, Gutierrez is their reserve driver, but he was

:11:51.:11:56.

not in town. They borrowed McLaren's spare driver who jumped

:11:56.:12:01.

in in McLaren's overalls. discussed this in the qualifying

:12:01.:12:05.

show yesterday. It is madness when you have one of your lead drivers,

:12:05.:12:11.

Sergio Perez, who had an incident in Monaco. He came here and had all

:12:11.:12:15.

-- the all-clear from the doctors but he did not feel well after

:12:15.:12:20.

Friday practice. He put his hand up and they did not have a reserve

:12:20.:12:27.

driver. What they did have his 82010 CT for some reason. I'm

:12:27.:12:32.

getting questions on Twitter saying how much daylight is there in

:12:32.:12:37.

Canada? You may or may not be pleased to know that there is

:12:37.:12:42.

another five hours yet of daylight. If we can get this race under way,

:12:42.:12:46.

we will. We are going to stay with the Grand Prix. It is brightening

:12:46.:12:56.

up. We think they should be hitting the Button in the not-too-distant

:12:56.:13:02.

future. We keep hearing them fire up engines. The entrance, unless

:13:02.:13:09.

they have got some residual heat, if you fire them up, they will blow

:13:09.:13:14.

up. They are designed to start with a certain amount of heat in them.

:13:14.:13:19.

There are 4,500 individual pieces inside these two point for the

:13:19.:13:29.

eight Formula One engines. The umbrellas have gone. The raincoats

:13:29.:13:35.

are coming away. A D Jordan is networking with George Lucas in the

:13:35.:13:43.

pits there. -- Eddie Jordan. Just to remind you, Vettel was leading.

:13:43.:13:49.

It is lap 24 from Kobayashi and Massa. Batters the top three as

:13:49.:13:55.

they will hopefully we start. -- that is the top three. Michael

:13:55.:14:03.

Schumacher it is there. Jake, what are you thinking? Well, Martin,

:14:03.:14:13.

David, that was a Stirling better One at the moment. Sadly, it is a

:14:13.:14:17.

car which will not be going out. It is Lewis Hamilton's McLaren which

:14:17.:14:22.

is not fit to continue. You did see at doing some networking.

:14:22.:14:27.

Apparently, now he has won a BAFTA he is after an Oscar. He is here

:14:27.:14:32.

with George Lucas. These things resembles a ships in some ways but

:14:32.:14:38.

they are not fast when the rain comes down? -- resemble space ships.

:14:38.:14:43.

It was a torrent, coming down in buckets, nothing can flying back.

:14:43.:14:48.

People have tried on many occasions to make a proper movie about

:14:48.:14:53.

Formula One, would you fancy getting involved? Generally

:14:53.:14:57.

speaking, films about sports do not work. People like to see the real

:14:57.:15:03.

thing. George, what role would we give him because he is too tall to

:15:03.:15:12.

be a racing driver. He is as tall as Webber. Maybe we could audition

:15:12.:15:22.
:15:22.:15:30.

to be Bernie. I think you can have difficult to play. It is not

:15:30.:15:35.

looking like it is raining heavily, art would you like to see them

:15:35.:15:40.

racing again? I would like them to complete the race. I have a feeling

:15:40.:15:44.

they will start again. Banksy for your time and enjoy hanging out

:15:44.:15:50.

with all the people hanging around -- thank you for your time. George

:15:50.:15:55.

can hang out with us if he wishes but there is not be what to show

:15:55.:16:00.

you. You can see the loyal fans who have stuck around in the Grand Slam,

:16:00.:16:04.

-- Grandstand, congratulations, they have done well to stay here

:16:04.:16:09.

with this weather. This needs to get going again, doesn't it? The

:16:09.:16:14.

one thing that will clear the water best his Formula One cars racing

:16:14.:16:21.

round. They are the experts and they know. As far as I believe, we

:16:21.:16:27.

should do that, but we would need to do the start under the safety

:16:27.:16:33.

car, unlike what should have * -- unlike what should have started a

:16:33.:16:37.

at the beginning. But what needs to happen is a decision and a decision

:16:37.:16:41.

has to be to get on with this race. Martin Whitmarsh helps to make

:16:41.:16:46.

these decisions. If you are waiting for the Antiques Roadshow, we will

:16:46.:16:50.

stay with this because with it getting brighter, we believe we

:16:50.:16:55.

will have some racing soon. Eddie needs to be on the Antiques

:16:56.:17:02.

Roadshow! I am already too old! do not know if that his age or the

:17:02.:17:10.

mahogany?! Are we expecting it to get going soon? I think we will

:17:10.:17:14.

start at under the safety car and I hope we will get news in the next

:17:14.:17:19.

few minutes. It has been eventful so far. A bit disappointing, but I

:17:19.:17:25.

think we can still do well. I have got to ask you you're honest

:17:25.:17:32.

opinion on the Hamilton and but a situation? I think -- and Jenson

:17:32.:17:37.

Button situation. I think Lewis was trying to make good progress and

:17:37.:17:42.

Jenson Button did not know he was there. Everybody knows Jenson would

:17:42.:17:45.

not squeeze him into the wall deliberately so there is no issue

:17:45.:17:51.

and I have spoken about it, they are relaxed. Jensen has to focus on

:17:51.:17:56.

the next -- on the rest of the race. Lewis is disappointed not to be in

:17:56.:18:02.

the race. I do not think we had a choice, the car was damaged and he

:18:02.:18:08.

would have been a lap down. It was the right decision, I believe.

:18:08.:18:12.

have got two champions and we have seen the battle, is there anything

:18:12.:18:17.

you can do to say, you are right on top of each other? Or do you let

:18:18.:18:24.

them get on with it? I trust these guys. They have got to do a race.

:18:24.:18:31.

That is what people expect. We have seen many exciting incidents, that

:18:31.:18:38.

is how we run away team. Occasionally, you get this. But for

:18:38.:18:42.

us to safe to one driver to wait behind another is not what we are

:18:42.:18:47.

about and is not what we want, so you have to face the consequences.

:18:47.:18:53.

People will say, what were you thinking about? But I think we have

:18:53.:18:58.

taken a decision that is right. I think Lewis and Jenson respect that

:18:58.:19:02.

and that is why they want to continue racing each other.

:19:02.:19:05.

applauded Lewis Hamilton for his passion and desire to race on and

:19:05.:19:09.

off the track with things he was saying after Monaco, it was good to

:19:09.:19:17.

see that, but when he retires -- retired from this race, he had had

:19:17.:19:21.

a coming together with three guys including his own team-mate. He had

:19:22.:19:26.

three investigations, do some want me to say, this might not be the

:19:26.:19:32.

car you want it to be at the moment, but just bring the car home, get

:19:32.:19:37.

race finishes under your belt? is difficult. Lewis is an

:19:37.:19:42.

extraordinary driver. How many does he bought off of those? He has got

:19:43.:19:49.

to go out, he tries to raise and overtake. The incident with Mark

:19:49.:19:54.

was investigated. He was cleared of that already and he has got to go

:19:54.:19:58.

and speak to the stewards about this incident. Given both drivers

:19:58.:20:03.

see it the same way, I am sure the stewards will understand that. This

:20:03.:20:07.

will always be a passionate racing driver and will always go for it,

:20:07.:20:14.

that is what the world expects and it is wrong to take that from him.

:20:14.:20:19.

Just a strange few honest, that is we have seen how frustrated he has

:20:19.:20:24.

been up not just this race, at Monaco and beyond, could you see

:20:24.:20:30.

him taking a year out? I cannot. I have known him since he was 11 and

:20:30.:20:35.

he lives for motor racing and will not be taking a year out. Could he

:20:35.:20:40.

changed teams? Of course, he can change teams but I think he loves

:20:40.:20:45.

this team and he knows the support he has got. We have to stay on top

:20:45.:20:50.

form so he can win races, that is what we are going to do. He has got

:20:50.:20:56.

a long career ahead of them and I hope he will stay in this team.

:20:56.:21:01.

would love to speak to him but do you think you could persuade him to

:21:02.:21:09.

talk to the BBC? I will do that. think he is right, if you ask her

:21:09.:21:13.

to change his style and approach commit you could dilute the man he

:21:13.:21:19.

is. But you can never, ever, if you quench the fire burning inside him,

:21:19.:21:25.

you lose half of the magic. This guy is electric, I love watching

:21:25.:21:30.

him! We are very blast, we have a couple of really good drivers.

:21:30.:21:37.

is too busy for your! I thought that might be the answer! Are we

:21:37.:21:43.

stopping you getting a did information! If you get in for -- a

:21:43.:21:48.

we stopping you getting any important information?! There are

:21:48.:21:52.

people out on the circuit, you have probably seen a Mercedes driving

:21:52.:22:00.

around, that has been taking a look at the state of the circuit. It is

:22:00.:22:07.

raining but only reigning likely, it is a visibility situation as

:22:07.:22:12.

much as anything. What will they be looking for? So standing water.

:22:12.:22:17.

That is the worst thing depend get on a racetrack. And remember, this

:22:17.:22:23.

is not a fully made racetrack, it is also used on a daily basis as a

:22:23.:22:29.

road. And where you have standing water, spray causes... It is like

:22:29.:22:38.

in fog, thick fog. Whether we like it or not, it is how dangerous it

:22:38.:22:46.

is. And they have a responsibility, the FIA, I mean. They have a

:22:46.:22:48.

responsibility for the health and welfare of the drivers and we must

:22:48.:22:53.

respect that. But we all want to go racing, but in reasonably safe

:22:53.:22:58.

circumstances. There is a big opportunity for a few people to do

:22:58.:23:04.

something special. Among them, Nick Heidfeld. Who will be lobbying for

:23:04.:23:10.

this race to get going and he will think it will suit them? It is only

:23:10.:23:17.

half points, but second on the grid... I was asked about this.

:23:18.:23:25.

Peter is in a situation where it is some years now since Robert Kubica

:23:25.:23:30.

scored a podium for his team and it would be a really good result if

:23:30.:23:34.

they could hang on to this second place on to the podium. We all like

:23:35.:23:40.

the way he drives, Kamui Kobayashi, and this would be a big result for

:23:40.:23:44.

Sauber. We are not sure what that thumbs-up is about from that

:23:44.:23:52.

Ferrari mechanic. We will grab Martin. It looks very low in

:23:52.:23:57.

intensity, this shower, they have done a good job of clearing up the

:23:57.:24:01.

track. They will wait for this shower and hopefully it will pass

:24:01.:24:06.

through, you can see it. And then we will hopefully start the race

:24:06.:24:11.

again. See what happens with the shower first. Is that an argument

:24:11.:24:16.

the best way to clear this water is to get cars flying around? There is

:24:17.:24:20.

that argument, but if you saw the water out there originally, you

:24:20.:24:27.

could not do that. They feel they have cleared it, but to start again

:24:27.:24:32.

and stops again would be chaotic. Charlie is right to wait and see if

:24:32.:24:36.

that shall it is as light and short as we think it will be. Hopefully,

:24:36.:24:41.

after that, they continue to clear the circuit and we can get started.

:24:41.:24:50.

Do you want a restart? Yes. course he does! Exactly. Look at

:24:50.:24:55.

the pit lane. It may feel like a long time since we started, but it

:24:55.:25:02.

must feel longer for the guys at Ferrari. That is a picture.

:25:02.:25:08.

Vitantonio Liuzzi has decided to go for a wander with those on his

:25:08.:25:14.

feet! Does he realise he is on international television? As a

:25:14.:25:20.

fashion icon, I think he gets his 0! Do you think he is a fashion

:25:20.:25:28.

icon? Only if he intended to be! Just to let you know, you are

:25:28.:25:32.

watching what we hope will eventually be the end of the 2011

:25:32.:25:42.
:25:42.:25:44.

Canadian Grand Prix. That is the safety car. We did have a safety

:25:44.:25:49.

car start. Rain came down and there was a red flag. It has been an hour

:25:49.:25:52.

since we saw racing and the stewards have been making big

:25:52.:25:56.

decisions. They have brought out the red flag and at the moment, we

:25:56.:26:02.

are waiting for one more shower and hopefully racing will begin. We are

:26:02.:26:06.

on the aim man-made island and they dug for Montreal subway if few

:26:06.:26:13.

years ago. It is basically a bit of a nature reserve. So for most of

:26:13.:26:18.

the year, it has got nothing running around it, which means it

:26:18.:26:24.

is very greasy and slippery. I went for a jog around the track and I

:26:24.:26:29.

saw Foxes and all kinds of animals. This is not be full-time racing

:26:29.:26:34.

circuit, and this has an impact. Something else that runs around on

:26:34.:26:38.

a continual basis is the roulette table because we are in the middle

:26:38.:26:43.

of casino land and that is where most of the traffic comes from

:26:43.:26:49.

Montreal to the casino. Talking of gambling, would you gamble on this

:26:49.:26:58.

race? Somebody like Nick, at people at Renault, if they are looking at

:26:58.:27:03.

the mirror, they would say they prefer the race to finish. That is

:27:03.:27:08.

not a negative approach, they just want to build and half the points

:27:08.:27:13.

would be enough for them and would be a result. It would put them in

:27:13.:27:17.

the right position by making good decisions, and lucky in some cases.

:27:17.:27:23.

That is not the track, that is the waters surrounding the casinos.

:27:23.:27:27.

Let's just wander around two Red Bull. We are not meant to be in the

:27:27.:27:32.

pit lane, but we can break a few rules if we wish. We will see if we

:27:32.:27:39.

can get hold of Mark Webber. It was a long time ago that we started.

:27:39.:27:44.

These guys have been clearing this water constantly from 11am. We will

:27:44.:27:52.

grab a few people. It would be nice to see Mark Webber. Do not go too

:27:52.:27:57.

far in all your microphone will not work. He is on his way, he wants to

:27:57.:28:02.

talk. What are your thoughts on this at the moment? You love to

:28:02.:28:08.

race and want to race. We will race today, just wait a bit longer, no

:28:08.:28:12.

rush. I am surprised we are not out there now because I think another

:28:12.:28:17.

is coming in and if that comes, that will delay it a bit more. The

:28:17.:28:21.

track is holding a lot of water and that makes it difficult, but we

:28:21.:28:26.

have plenty of time so we should get into it. You saw the situation

:28:26.:28:34.

with Lewis, have you got any opinion on that? Definitely, it was

:28:34.:28:39.

a racing incident. Then -- but when you know you have so far to go in a

:28:39.:28:43.

difficult Grand Prix, I gave him the line and he still made contact,

:28:43.:28:52.

so... Did you give him too much room? I do not think so, but I

:28:52.:29:00.

think he was committed to the move. I was still surprised he hit me. It

:29:00.:29:06.

is just so far to go in a Grand Prix, so it surprised me. Should

:29:06.:29:11.

the start had been and a safety car? We felt robbed we did not get

:29:12.:29:16.

the excitement of the rush into the first corner. You as a race that

:29:16.:29:23.

would surely like a straight start? It was on the edge, it was close.

:29:23.:29:31.

This part of the track was ready for it, I think. I do not know. It

:29:31.:29:35.

does not make a difference, it might make a difference if you go

:29:35.:29:39.

single file. It would have definitely had a safety car at some

:29:39.:29:45.

stage, I think. A lot of people say they were watching at Silverstone

:29:45.:29:51.

today and we are starting under a safety car here with four wheels,

:29:51.:29:55.

has Formula One become a bit to health and safety conscious? I do

:29:55.:30:02.

not think so. This is the first time we have used these tyres in a

:30:02.:30:08.

race, so you have to consider that. Visibility is better on motorbikes.

:30:08.:30:12.

They are massively gifted and know what they are doing, but our

:30:12.:30:18.

biggest challenge is visibility. And we cannot put a wet set up on

:30:18.:30:26.

the car so they are low to the ground still. I think it is always,

:30:26.:30:30.

we do not want to see more incidents, at we are trying to get

:30:30.:30:36.

the balance right and it is never easy. The safety car Stott was

:30:36.:30:46.
:30:46.:30:48.

visibility, how much can you see in the cockpit even behind the safety

:30:48.:30:58.
:30:58.:30:58.

car? It is very difficult to see. Adviser gets pulverised with water.

:30:58.:31:05.

-- the visor. The start equestrian if it is that bad. You hope it is

:31:05.:31:11.

not the eyesight! Exactly. You know it is the same for everyone. I have

:31:11.:31:19.

got to ask Mark, cross and all the fingers etc, where do you hope to

:31:19.:31:24.

leave Montreal, how many points in the bag? Podium. We need to get

:31:24.:31:32.

through the guys who have jumped us being able to not stop. You never

:31:32.:31:38.

know. There are still many things which could happen. Said could

:31:38.:31:48.

droplet, Fernando could, I could. So, podium for you? Minimum, I hope.

:31:48.:31:53.

We have talked a little bit about this, your team mate, he had the

:31:53.:31:58.

luck with the safety car, Sebastian seems to have the luck and things

:31:58.:32:03.

are falling into place? Are yes, but you make your own luck. He has

:32:03.:32:11.

had a phenomenal run. At the moment, let's see how it goes on for.

:32:11.:32:15.

luck. Casey Stoner won at Silverstone. I think it was a

:32:15.:32:22.

pretty boring by grace. But I am really happy he won. -- a boring

:32:22.:32:31.

bike race. A big motorsport weekend. Always honest. It was interesting

:32:31.:32:37.

when we talk about the luck that we had a rueful smile from him. He is

:32:37.:32:41.

probably pinching himself and night. He thinks, what must I do? I have

:32:41.:32:46.

got the same car, I have got the same engine, I have got the same

:32:46.:32:53.

support, what must I do? Every turn nine mate, he comes out looking of

:32:53.:33:00.

roses and I am back in the gutter. Not necessarily in the gutter but

:33:00.:33:07.

that is a fact. I thought he was very calm and very cool. He is very

:33:07.:33:09.

pragmatic. He understands clearly it will turn in his favour.

:33:09.:33:14.

Remember what happened this time last year. He won a couple of races

:33:14.:33:20.

on the who. This time last year no one gave him a chance. This will be

:33:20.:33:23.

a tougher call for everybody, with the exception of Vettel because he

:33:23.:33:27.

is pulling away. We can get Christian Horner to come and have a

:33:27.:33:32.

chat with us. We have just spoken to Mark Webber, who wants to get

:33:32.:33:36.

the race going, what about the man at the front, he probably does not

:33:36.:33:42.

want to risk going out in the rain? Sebastian is a racer, he is keen to

:33:42.:33:46.

get out there again. The conditions are improving, the track is looking

:33:46.:33:50.

better. There is no reason not get racing again. You do realise how

:33:50.:33:55.

serious the situation is, we are keeping Antiques Roadshow off the

:33:55.:34:03.

air with no racing happening. How much can you as the teams do to

:34:03.:34:07.

lobby Charlie Whiting of the race director to get the race going and

:34:07.:34:15.

get the cars out there? Very little, Charlie is his own man. He has got

:34:15.:34:20.

all his advisers. Sebastian has had a chat with him. He listens to the

:34:20.:34:24.

guys in the cars. He hears all their radios. He is able to make

:34:24.:34:28.

his own judgments from that. He made the right call in the

:34:28.:34:35.

circumstances to suspend the race. Christian, I am intrigued. Are you

:34:35.:34:40.

telling me won this race restarted? At the end of the day, if it was to

:34:40.:34:46.

be stopped now, there would only be half points. But may I remind you,

:34:46.:34:52.

you have Kobayashi in second place, you have all the big protagonists

:34:52.:34:56.

in your championship well out of the way, this is a miracle result

:34:56.:35:01.

for you, why would you want this restarted? Because we are racers.

:35:01.:35:06.

except that but you want to be champions and no one remembers what

:35:06.:35:10.

happens today because you have won the race, you may only get half

:35:10.:35:14.

points but he will still have won the race and it is closer to a

:35:14.:35:18.

championship. Sometimes it is not just about winning, it is back how

:35:18.:35:22.

you win. I think it is right for the fans, the crowd who have come

:35:22.:35:26.

out here today to get the race going again. We are in a good

:35:26.:35:29.

position. It gives mark the opportunity to come back through as

:35:29.:35:34.

well. Who knows, hopefully we will manage to hang on to the league to

:35:34.:35:37.

the end of the race but I think it is the right thing for Formula One

:35:37.:35:41.

to start the race. To we know you have plenty of wet and intermediate

:35:41.:35:46.

tyres, what all the Plan B when they say, 10 minutes to go, what

:35:46.:35:56.
:35:56.:35:57.

will you doing -- what will you do? Pit is a matter of being flexible

:35:57.:36:06.

and reactive. The pit lane is very short here. The penalty is only 15

:36:06.:36:10.

seconds for a stop. It is a matter of speaking to the drivers and

:36:10.:36:15.

reacting to the weather. There is a degree of lottery to it as well. So

:36:16.:36:21.

far in the race we have managed to make the right course. Normally in

:36:21.:36:25.

Formula One we are the people badgering for information. We have

:36:25.:36:31.

been told 14 minutes until the race restarts. Obviously, you have not

:36:31.:36:36.

heard that. Just give us an idea quickly before you disappear, what

:36:36.:36:43.

happens to your team until now? They will be going through final

:36:43.:36:46.

preparations, making sure the engine and temperatures are warm

:36:46.:36:53.

enough and I will be going for a quick, you know, toilet break.

:36:53.:36:58.

Let's call it a pit stop. We are both very amazed that you do won

:36:58.:37:05.

this race to continue with your man sitting first. And let's not forget,

:37:05.:37:10.

two very workable cars and he does not want them in the scrap heap. I

:37:10.:37:14.

admire your honesty, I'm not sure the rest of the team bosses would

:37:14.:37:18.

say the same thing but well done to you. We want to hear good sporting

:37:18.:37:24.

stories. About 12.5 minutes and counting. There are interesting,

:37:24.:37:28.

the one man sitting behind Sebastian Vettel will be thinking

:37:28.:37:32.

he has only been in Formula One for season and a half, one overtake

:37:32.:37:37.

could give him a race win. We are talking about Kamui Kobayashi, the

:37:37.:37:42.

Japanese driver that everyone loves to watch. If I was Christian I

:37:42.:37:48.

would be nervous that he is the man behind Sebastian. There has been a

:37:48.:37:51.

series of Japanese Grand Prix drivers coming to racing, they have

:37:51.:37:56.

all been amazing in wet conditions. He will now have bright new tyres

:37:56.:37:59.

on a car, the same as everybody else even though he previously had

:37:59.:38:07.

only made one stop. In fact, he had not made a stop. As a result, he

:38:07.:38:11.

has now got new tyres on the car. He will have a go, he has nothing

:38:11.:38:15.

to lose. The just to give you a full update on the way things are

:38:15.:38:20.

standing at the moment. Sebastian Vettel is in first place. Kamui

:38:20.:38:25.

Kobayashi is second with Nick Heidfeld fourth -- Felipe Massa his

:38:25.:38:35.
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involved in this restart because he had a coming together with his team

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mate. It seems finally we will get some racing in Canada. We are. It

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certainly looks that way. One of the things in all of the aspects we

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have seen, in how you eloquently relayed the positions on the grid,

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what surprises me is the Mercedes team. They have made the same

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decision with both cars. In years gone by, Ross Brawn might have

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split them. White has happened this time that both cars in position, I

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don't know. Back to Martin Brundle flag period of two hours and four

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minutes. Everybody has been patiently waiting. Thank you for

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staying with us at home. We hope we can give you some action now. They

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will start behind the safety car as per the regulations. The track is

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looking significantly better. We have heard about another rainstorm

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coming in but we have not seen any sign of it. There is no doubt

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looking out of the window, the track it is in significantly better

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conditions. Had they red flag it and we did not get under way, half

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points would have been allocated. There would be a countback to the

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last complete lack of racing. That was done under safety car

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conditions so I think they would still have finished in the order

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they will restart the Grand Prix in. Vettel will be at the front from

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Kobayashi, Master the man you are looking at will start in third.

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Nick Heidfeld, Vitaly Petrov, Paul di Resta or six. Mark Webber,

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seventh, Fernando Alonso who took a gamble on intermediate tyres. The

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rain shower has moved away gone off the radar. De la Rosa will be ninth

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for Sauber, standing in for Perez as we have mentioned. Rosberg 11th,

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Schumacher 12, Sutil 13th, Alguersuari 14. Timo Glock up into

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58th place for the Virgin Racing Team -- 15th place. Barrichello has

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pitted twice, his son 16th, look C 17, Buemi 18. Karthikeyan 19.

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Maldonado for Williams is back down in 20th place. The two Lotus

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drivers are in 21st and 22nd, Kovalainen and Trulli. D'Ambrosio

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will line up 23rd and last in the queue. They will follow the

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Mercedes Benz as they dry the dainty boots. They are fireproof

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slippers. There is NO-SPACE down which start sliding around on the

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pedals. Sebastian Vettel, the driver got himself up on the pit

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wall and kept his head where he wanted it. He was not in any casual

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conversations much. He seemed focused, David? We did see him

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talking to Mark Webber but then he was plugged in with all the

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engineers. The reason they get ahead sets on is not to stop any

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noise but because the conversation is beamed back to their race

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control, if you like, their operations room back in Milton

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Keynes. The same for McLaren back in Woking and Ferrari in Italy.

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These heated visors, did use those? Yes, I have won back in my day! It

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plugs into its own batteries supply. It keeps some heat on the visor.

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They are double glazed as well, like you get on a lot of motorcycle

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helmets as well, to stop any fogging. When you get fog and damp,

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you have to lift the visor to clearer to way and they NEWLINE

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trouble. But you have to do it to see where you're going. You'll see

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a rip-off there. You can clear mud and oil and flies. You have to make

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sure you put them out the side of the car. Sometimes they go into the

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radiator ducts of the car behind. You can see if you raindrops in the

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puddle. There was a guy who came up with a window wiper to use on the

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back of the glove. That did not and they are very useful. But I

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tend to stick under 100 mph on that. Mark Webber, he's had an eventful

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afternoon. We are looking at a total race time of over four hours,

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from the lights going out to the chequered flag dropping. That the

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sooner we get that far. Webber starts in seven. Quickly having to

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waterproof their notes, the engineers. I imagine there will be

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several lessons learnt, in the debriefing on Monday and Tuesday,

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what would we do next time in these circumstances? I don't remember

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this amount of red flag down time. No question about that. This is a

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very unusual situation we are seeing in Canada. Surprisingly,

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this is only part of the preparation for a Grand Prix

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weekend. As we saw that, just reminding ourselves the number of

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mechanics and engineers heading out there. Everyone will be properly

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wet, pretty cold out there, actually. A temperature of 18

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degrees. We are hoping that the few drops of rain... Apparently it will

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only last for five minutes. Well, that answers the point I was going

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to make. Let's hope that the rain doesn't last too long and will get

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I got a Twitter question through, could he win the Grand Prix if he

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stays in the front? No is the answer. Someone looking for some

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everybody has done, to get this race under way. We've been

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stationary for longer than a Grand Prix takes place, over two hours.

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We are expecting a little more rain. But it's quite bright out there.

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It's quite a different scenario. You were saying, as it flicked on

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screen that it will restart at 10 minutes to the hour, that you

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thought the racing should be back under way again? No question that

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they can be running safely behind the safety car. It will be a safety

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car start. Everybody will be on full wets. Not too much standing

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water now. Visibility is the big issue. We learned from a number of

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drivers that we interviewed that they were really struggling in the

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middle of the pack. Michael Schumacher, taking on a last bit of

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fluid. I can't imagine he used much of the hydration ahead of the race.

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How much fluid would you take on a weekend, what is your preparation

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on race day? A normal race, you take on five or six litres of fluid.

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That pretty much means that you are constantly topping up, running up

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to the race. When it is dry, it is quite a physical race because of

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the high G-force you have when braking. In the wet it is not as

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physical. But from a mental fatigue point of view, the concentration

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required is so much higher. minutes to go until the restart of

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the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix, round seven of this year's world

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championship. We've seen lots of action earlier on. Surprises, of

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course. To remind you, 23 of the 24 drivers will restart. Lewis

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Hamilton, after that contact with team-mate Jenson Button, is out of

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the race with car damage. At turn 5. They attracted back, but he's not

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allowed to restart. They now begin to take away the trolley is that

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include the generators, the heaters and all sorts of... Well, basically,

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it's quite interesting, a certain part of the car they have to heat

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up, other parts they have to cool down if they come back on to

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degrade. The brakes need cooling. One thing that would be useful, if

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we want to go on to inters, I could say it's too wet, or we should go

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start the Grand Prix, as a countdown, in this phase. To let

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the teams know where they are in the sequence. Everybody must be on

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wet tyres. Full wet tyres. What can we see on that steering wheel?

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presume that is Felipe Massa or pushing his radios which will stop

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didn't hold the position long enough. Maybe he was just

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communicating with his Engineer. You're not allowed to try and steal

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a march by restarting on intermediates. We saw back in Fuji,

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where Ferrari had to come back in and change them, they were against

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the regulations. I'm surprised they were not penalised. It's absolutely

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clear, you have to start on full wet tyres if it is deemed to be a

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safety car start. We are back in raising conditions on the Ile

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Notre-Dame, on the outskirts of Montreal. It is Sebastian Vettel

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who leads the crocodile that must now follow the safety car. Again,

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David, how long do you suspect the safety car will be out? I think the

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conditions are very similar to what we saw a couple of hours ago. So, I

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would expect them to go once past, maybe maximum twice, just allow

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everybody to get their cars fully up to temperature. That might be a

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point that has been discussed that we haven't heard on the radios,

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that because the cars have been sitting there, they would have been

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plugged in to keep engine temperatures, but there are that

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aspect of the car that the drivers have indicated to Charlie Whiting

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that they want one or two laps behind the safety car for. The fans

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are jumping up and pointing. "iteration car -- it's a racing

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car! Haven't seen one of those before!". We are ready for full

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speed action, sooner rather than later. A completely different

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picture out there. It's almost as if the island was sinking an hour

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ago. It emerged again. 2.7 miles, the racetrack. 14 corners, five of

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them left-handed, nine of them are right handers. This is the hairpin.

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1010, it has seen so much action over the years. The fans are always

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there to support drivers. They have thinned out a bit, so people are

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out the back of the stands and waiting to come back in, or given a

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bonnet. That is this spray that Vettel is getting off the safety

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car. Devise their does clear slightly better than that, but it

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curvature. Its streams off. It's now getting some temperature into

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those brakes. They can preheat the engines, they can put the tyres and

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blankets. It's down to the driver to manually get some heat back in

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those brakes. It's such a difficult decision to know where to break, or

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how much grip, how much stopping power you are going to have won the

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race gets under way? A journey into the unknown. The past memory they

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had was a certain level of water run the track. They are now one

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fresh tyres. That will potentially give more grip once you get that

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release agent, that allows them to be taken out of the moulds want

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they have been manufactured, they tried to even up the grip between

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the front and rear tyres. It's easy to get a grip on the rear tyres,

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you can just unleash as much as possible. But getting heat on that

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front tyre is difficult. You don't want to be weeping too much, you

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need to have some cute. From the brakes, the heat radiates into than

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nitrogen in the tyres. A driver's job at this stage is about heat

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management, they are heating engineers. If you look at the rear

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wing, no DRS available. That that the discretion of Charlie Whiting

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again. He will decide when they can have that. You will not be seeing

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any moving at Rio wings until a few laps into this race at least. --

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rear wings. I do for staying with us back home. We are transferring

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to BBC Two at 9pm local time. Local TUI in the UK. Please do transfer

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over with as very shortly. There will be an overlap, as I understand

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it. Do we are waiting to see the all-important sign from the safety

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car. That is the word and I want to see on the screen, as I'm sure you

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do at home. This 70 lap race should be done by Wednesday, if we are

:54:48.:54:54.

lucky. Coming back to a point you made earlier, these high shots make

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it a completely clear. Get on with the racing! But I am looking at the

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commentary box window and you lose the cars into that wall of spray.

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The two come rankles can be so deceiving. The camera looks through

:55:09.:55:13.

two or three metres of hairspray, looking down. You look through 100

:55:13.:55:17.

metres as you are following another car. It's like being out on a foggy

:55:17.:55:21.

night. You can't see your hand in front of your face, that a better

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the heart rates will be climbing up to the optimal working condition.

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Temperatures will all be stabilising. They will all be

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nervously waiting for that message that the safety car will be in. Is

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it going to be this lap? I don't think so. Just coming through.

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are they looking for? Presumably there is a bit of radio

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transmission that we are not party to, drivers giving their point of

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view? What would you be looking for? It looks like it's ready to

:56:04.:56:08.

race, to me. There's definitely not an issue with standing water. It's

:56:08.:56:12.

about visibility. We are not getting the radio transmissions

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from the drivers. The guys in the middle are emerging from this spray.

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They will be presumably saying it is too wet, too much spraying. I

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can't imagine will have many more laps of this. Shouldn't they drive

:56:29.:56:33.

accordingly, then? You like to write. But sometimes you need to

:56:33.:56:43.
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save people from themselves. -- You their disposal to get those points.

:56:50.:56:55.

If that means a bit of Miss information to the director, so be

:56:55.:57:05.
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it. Stefano Domenicali, watching the screen intently. His drivers

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are third and 8th at the moment. It's interesting, looking out the

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commentary box, as we are on board in the safety car, Kobayashi looks

:57:16.:57:20.

ready for it. He was right up the rear underfloor of Sebastian Vettel,

:57:20.:57:28.

going through that last chicane. He's good to go. How is the

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OK. No sign that the safety car is in on his lap I there. Massa, he is

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third on the road. Just to remind you, they are on a safety car

:57:53.:57:57.

restart and they can start overtaking after the first safety

:57:57.:58:06.

car line. That is before the last chicane. We have a Lotus,

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Kovalainen, cruising around at the back. That sounds like a slipping

:58:12.:58:15.

clutch or something like that. He is revving the engine but it's not

:58:15.:58:20.

moving forward. Is that a transmission issue for Kovalainen?

:58:21.:58:24.

It doesn't sound like he's got any control over that. It could be

:58:24.:58:30.

hydraulics. He was running 21st, he's right at the back of the field.

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I have hardly any drive. OK. Copied Safety car goes around again. Can

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he coaxed the locusts -- copes the Lotus back to the pits? All of

:59:01.:59:05.

these counter behind the safety car. We have a maximum of one hour and

:59:05.:59:09.

five minutes available, with 40 laps to go. It's going to be nip

:59:09.:59:13.

and tuck, it depends on the lap times they are doing. If we had any

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more heavy rain or safety car periods, it's whether we run out of

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time before we complete the 70 laps. Still, my eyes are focused on its

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computer screen in front of me. Still, I don't see the safety car

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in its lap. Icy track temperature 17 degrees. Air temperature, 18

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Jake Humphrey presents live coverage of Formula 1's Canadian Grand Prix. Great Britain's Lewis Hamilton was the master of Montreal in last year's race, winning a thrilling race-long five-car battle. Hamilton took the chequered flag ahead of his McLaren team-mate Jenson Button, with Fernando Alonso not far behind in third.

The Red Bull pair of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber were down in fourth and fifth, but this year Vettel has been the man to beat following his stunning start to the season. The current world champion, though, has yet to taste victory on a track where his German compatriot Michael Schumacher won a record seven times.


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