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Old 23rd April 2012, 16:33   #76
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Default Re: 2012 F1 - Chinese Grand Prix

Originally Posted by PuntoMania View Post
Actually, tyre warmers are a critical part of the sport. The main reason Ayrton Senna lost control of his car at Tamburello was because his tyres were cold. Tyre warmers cannot be banned unless tyre technology has evolved so much that it maintains consistency even under hugely varying temperatures
Actually, that is not correct. The safety car went after Lap 5 and the accident happened on Lap 7. The were at racing speed on Lap 6.

The true cause of senna's accident is still not clear but the widespread view is either there was a puncture or a steering column failure. Both have not been proved.
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