Silverstone wind making F1 drivers "look like idiots"

Adam Cooper
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was one of several drivers to have an off-track excursion during Friday’s two practice sessions when caught out by the conditions, which changed from lap to lap.

“It was horrible out there, really horrible,” he said. “The problem is not the wind itself, it’s just when it’s gusting, it’s inconsistent, lap after lap, corner after corner, you just don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s caught quite a few drivers out.

“These cars are so sensitive to the wind, and it’s just frustrating. Especially when it’s inconsistent and gusty. It’s like when I spun off this morning, and [the same for] other guys, you’re just doing something normal and suddenly you just lose all the grip and spin off and make yourself look like an idiot.

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“I don’t like excuses, it should be better than that, it’s just annoying, as a driver, corner after corner you don’t know exactly what’s going to happen, but it’s part of the job.”

Nico Hulkenberg, Renault F1 Team R.S. 19 runs wide and Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing C38

Nico Hulkenberg, Renault F1 Team R.S. 19 runs wide and Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing C38 <span class="copyright">Mark Sutton / Sutton Images</span>
Nico Hulkenberg, Renault F1 Team R.S. 19 runs wide and Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing C38 Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

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