Wednesday, April 8, 2009

St Pete Grand Prix Danica drama

There is a lot of debate as to who was at fault in the Danica/Matos St. Pete crash. Danica admits she saw Matos pull up to the side of her but states he never pulled ahead. Agreed, he never got a lead on her but she was given the blue flag (as seen in our first photo) to indicate a quicker car was about to pass her.

What happened next is seen in the following photos. Danica turns in to the right hand turn and makes contact with Matos. They become intangled, loose control and slam into the tire barrier, Danica hitting so hard she knocks over the porta-potty (as you can see in the last photo).

It is not known if a fan was in the porta-potty or not, if there were though you could actually say "the shit has hit the fan" and you wouldn't be lying.

In my mind both were at fault, Matos for trying to overtake in a not so easy area to do so, and Danica for not using her experience and pulling back and letting him pass. Had she done that they both would have continued the race instead of both of them ending up in the tire barrier. Plus, a unexpecting fan wouldn't have had his or her personal time so rudely interrupted.

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