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Discussion in 'SF90 Stradale' started by FerrariFR33458, Oct 23, 2019.
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At almost 1,000hp I would guess it's a handful.
It didn't necessarily have to do with power. Cars with 1/10th the power crash every day.
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Great point, and further - one can crash a scooter everyday as well.
Maybe it was a super computer type crash. Looked like a regular straight road....maybe something locked up and put it into the barrier. A lot of electronic stuff and it is Italian...so...probably no big surprise really.
Conjecture and conspiracy theories, when the most likely scenario is that the driver just "lost" it.
Sounds like something Ferrari would like to have us believe. Doubt they put some dumbass in the seat to test their cars. No matter. They'll eventually find a way to keep it in a straight line and out of the barrier. Well we can hope so anyway. Let's face it, electronics was never a specialty of the Italians.
Even the best make mistakes (@0:35).
Yeah but that's on a race track not on a regular straight piece of public road. Are you trying to tell me the test pilot was driving the car like that on that section of regular road? No way. Something locked up and not even the test driver could keep it out of the wall. Way too much electronic stuff on that car to go wrong....just a matter of time. I'm not surprised one bit actually. It would be a struggle just being able to see out of the damn thing.
This is pure conjecture. Losing control with the electronics disengaged is just a twitch of the toe (not even the foot) away with such amounts of power. All it takes is another driver to cut you off or a momentary lapse of concentration. I am not claiming to know what actually happened, I am saying that statistically driver error is the most common cause of vehicular accidents. It is a leap to assume that something broke, even though only Ferrari really know.
Next step you will said that this is the same electronic team which is responsible for the "supposed" Ferrari formula one engine illegal trick too ..
Problem is we aren't driving F1 cars on the road, just ones that Ferrari sell us that don't start and get flat batteries all the time. This is 2019 not 1919.
which is again just conjecture. The reality is we just don't know, and probably never will.
but this is a professional driver paid to get the most out of a car without crashing. Finding the cars limits is for the track. On the street it is more about refining the systems.
If this happens to a professional what will happen when the dentist gets his new toy? We should head for the trees...then again trees may be the first target!
always remember that brand new bright green GT3RS wrapped around a tree in Germany.
Let face it, most of the electronics are not Italian.
Manufacturers crash a lot of cars during testing. BFD.
Nothing abnormal here. Test drivers do this regularly. The whole idea is to push the car so it can be developed as a safe vehicle when it’s handed over to the likes of us. Occasionally they get it a little wrong or the car has a trait that needs to be ironed out and catches them by surprise. They’re humans taking calculated risks so we don’t have to. I don’t think they’re beyond pushing things on the road either. If you’ve ever driven on roads around the factory you can see them usually. And on the road there are plenty of things that can cause a crash which have nothing at all to do with a particular driver or car. Why assume it has to do with complicated electronics?
Because it fits someones desired narrative.
Many great racing drivers have crashed on the public road...
Yes Mike Hawthorn unfortunately and others to!
I agree, electronics was never a specialty of the Italians. German are the best when it comes to electronics, that's why Lamborghini gets the best from both world!
What's all this ado about nothing? Not so long ago a Porsche driver died testing a car. **** happens, and these guys spend the whole day driving around, sometimes quite fast, so their chances of crashing are higher than any of us, professional drivers or not.