>...One lap behind according to official timing. I've wondered about
>this incident: Schu, Hill, Alesi all passed Suzuki cleanly more than
>once. Salo was not able to.
Lotus was faster than Tyrrell on straights, which made passing very
difficult for Salo (On turns Lotus was clearly slower). Bennetton,
Williams and Ferrari have all more hp than Tyrrell.
>Salo was not going to threaten Schu, and I am not sure whether he was
>pressured by Frentzen at that point but I don't think so. So why did
>he risk it at a bad spot?
At a bad spot ?? Salo tried pass Suzuki where it was possible ! Salo
drove several laps right behind Suzuki, so I don't think he picked up that
spot by chance. Remember that there was still 1/3 of the race left.
Yes, Salo did take a risk when trying to pass Suzuki, and he was even
very aware of it. In fact, he did not want to do it ! Salo commented after
the race, that he saw clearly that Suzuki was not looking at the mirrors !
This is why he talked to pits thru radio asking for a blue flag for Suzuki.
He also said that Suzuki would take him out, if he had to try passing !
After two laps it happened, indeed. (Wonder, if Suzuki didn't look at the
mirrors, because he was too focused on his braking problem ?).
>Furthermore, Salo's comments and behaviour showed immaturity. Would
>Coulthard, for example, have behaved this way? No!
Would you like to guess, how Senna would have behaved ? And would you
call him immature ?
>bernard - BNR does not share my opinions; would they even want to?