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Whitmarsh: F1 needs to rethink mirror rules

Whitmarsh believes the rules regarding mirror dimension need to be looked at, following the latest clash between Hamilton and Massa. Hamilton claimed that he could not see the Ferrari behind him as they ran into each other at Suzuka. "By comparison to the old school of 20 years ago, they are big," said Whitmarsh. "But in terms of vibration, probably we don't do enough."

11 Oct 2011 - Source
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
Looking backwards is for losers dudes, anyway there was no frickin' way I could see the guy.
massa   Felipe Massa
I was in front of you in Singapore Lewis and you still hit me. You're ruining my season.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Funny, I see you sometimes in my mirrors at the start Massa, but you're never close enough for me to hit you.
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
I can't even see the mirrors man, there's no way I can see any cars in them.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
The state of your facial hair is proof enough that you can't use a mirror Hamilton. God knows how you get those man-earrings on.
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
Nicole helps me with those Nando, they're really shiny, totally awesome.
CherZing   Nicole Scherzinger
Lewis baby, please get Martin to get you bigger mirrors. I can't do my makeup properly in them while I'm flitting discreetly about the car trying to avoid the TV cameras.
MycLaren   Martin Whitmarsh
While we will do our best to furnish Lewis with more efficient mirrors, the McLaren group insist that all equipment supplied by them is used solely for racing purposes.
Ambrosia   Jerome d'Ambrosio
I guess you must have lots of problems with vibrations in your mirrors too Jenson.
bestofbritish   Jenson Button
You seem nice Jerome, pop into my motorhome and check out my vibrations. I've got a mirror on the ceiling, you'll have no problems seeing what's coming up behind you.
johnny   Johnny Herbert
Here's Johnny! You pack of primrose scented ponces. In my day we were lucky if the steering wheel worked. Mirrors were for women, and a blonde bombshell called Johnny Herbert had all of them.
Louise   Louise Goodman
Go go! Go Johnny go go go!
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
I seem to remember you using your mirrors quite a lot Herbert, mostly to see what you were going to hit as you careered backwards into another retirement.
johnny   Johnny Herbert
You've gone soft in your old age Schumacher, I've seen your red gloves. The only time my gloves ever turned red was with blood from thousands of manual gear-changes.
Louise   Louise Goodman
You tell 'em Johnny!
jackie   Jackie Stewart
Mirrors, while obviously standard on any road-going vehicle, are also an essential tool in the modern F1 driver's formidable arsenal of safety equipment. Any successful driver must combine an ability to see what's coming down the road, with what lies behind. Spatial awareness must be honed to the finest degree to ensure the most expeditious route to victory, but above all to ensure safety. Remember, Mirror then Manoeuvre.


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