Douglas Mann, immediately post-race wrote:
Wow, another win. I can't believe it!
After the first few races, I thought I had no chance left of the championship, but having several wins in a row really has changed all that. Heck, I can now have a DNF and still lead the championship...
Autosport wrote:Tensions at Williams
Tensions between the two Williams drivers esculated today as Douglas Mann tapped Mori off at the third corner. Mori and Mann made excellent starts, with Mori a car length ahead by the second corner, when Mann did a do or die move at the third corner, squeezing Mori off the outside of the track, where Mori spun and damaged his front wing and undertray, although Mori managed to get back to the pits and replaced the wing, the lack of downforce coupled with rain meant he did well to only finish a lap behind, although ironically enough Mori was in the pits as Mann lapped him. Mori after the race, went back to his motorhome and helicoptered out of the circuit a little later, not saying a word to the press where as Mann did look like a guilty man as he celibrated his win. Patrick Head said "I shall knock the sense into these two drivers, Mann should know better then to try a desperate overtake like that, he could have ended both their races.", Mann has yet to comment on the accident.
Douglas Mann wrote:I wish Barii had spoken to me first before running off to the press. Ok, so we had an incident? Barii was out in the lead in the rain. There was a lot of spray. I knew he was there, but I wasn't quite sure where exactly. I hope he watches my onboard footage, so he can see how tough it was at the start with all the spray and others swarming around, despite our excellant getaways. With my championship aspirations, do you think I would want to throw it all away on such a desperate lunge? And as for tensions? Only because Barii won't come to talk to me first. I'll be happy talking face-to-face. Tensions only come about when someone goes behind the other's back! Or is it jealousy that I'm getting the results and he isn't?
Pippa Mann wrote:Well, that was a bit of a disaster. Every time there was an incident, I seemed to pick up a puncture from it, no matter how hard I tried to avoid the debris and gravel. And naturally one or two of the punctures mucked up the Sauber's aerodynamics, so I was quite lucky really to reach the finish line.
And I've seen footage of the incident between my brother and his teammate. Visability at the start was indeed poor, hence all the subsequant incidents and retirements. I agree with Douglas that it probably was just sour grapes from Barii Mori and unable to acknowledge how bad visability was for everybody else at that point in the race, before our tyres were able to clear a dry line on the track...
As hardcore as a peach...
West Cliff Results 2015
F1RM WEC: 1st (drivers)/2nd (teams)
F3RWRS: 3rd (drivers)/3rd (teams)