Mercedes driver - how not to win friends and influence

wemorgan

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Oh dear....

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To my shame I must admit I can not tell for sure......is it a SL55AMG?
 
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sl63 driven by someone not capable of track driving thats for sure
 

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Quick on the straights but no match in the bends. Probably doens't make him / her feel good being outdoen but sometimes you have to let it go.
 

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So in order for that driver to nail the Merc on the straights - would it be a case of waiting for all the other cars to disappear ahead and then going for it?
 
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The Merc driver should have slowed down on the straights to allow the otherwise faster cars to overtake.
 
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He broke several track day rules:
1. Not letting the faster car overtake
2. Overtaking on the right
3. Driving beyond his skill level
 

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Fantastic drive! What he should have done is back up everybody approaching the slow corners...then nail it hard as the track straightens! Its called EGO RACING!!! :)
 

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Sorry, I'm thick. I don't do track days, but what exactly is the problem in this clip. Seems like a few people using the road, and not overtaking when they have the opportunity?
 

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Sorry, I'm thick. I don't do track days, but what exactly is the problem in this clip. Seems like a few people using the road, and not overtaking when they have the opportunity?
EXACTLY!!!:devil:
 

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tasn , its a shame you think like that , the SL63 driver is selfish , everyone has paid their money for the day and wants to have fun. To be honest he isn't a particularly good driver , and is actually driving pretty dangerously.

Any idiot with a **** load of power can win a race on a straight section of road , but if you can't handle the twisties , move out of the way.

He blocks them in the corners ( when they could conceivably overtake him as their cars handle better , can brake later etc )

And then gives it the beans on the straights where they don't have enough power to pass him , thereby keeping them behind.

He's lucky someone didn't chin him in the pits.
 
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Surely the solution would be to drop back to create some space then go for your flying lap the same as they have to find space in F1 practice. Simples :D
 

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He/she needs to learn some track day etiquette pretty fast. He/she thinks it's a race to see who is the fastest out there. Track days are not about that at all.

It is not a race. It is not about being the fastest and best. It is about learning to drive around a track correctly and safely and learning.

They obviously ignored everything that was said at the talk before the session began.

Ignorance and heroism has no place on the race track.
 

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sl63 driven by someone not capable of track driving thats for sure
Everyone has to have a first time on the track. I remember my first runs i was krappin meself till i got the way of it, it may have been this persons first time how many of you remember your first run.. George.
 

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