I see two completely different recommendation above, 1. get the Hell out of the way, or 2. stay on line. (I agree with "stay on line" by the way)
Monday morning quarterbacking for sure, but if the lapper stayed on line in this case he may have cause an ever higher pucker factor for Mr. Steyn by moving the apex to the left by a car width. I also agree that tracking-out all the way to the left may have been best but as stated it's the passing car's responsibility to do so safely.
I don't think the Canada corner crash can be blamed on the back marker.
I have been the guy that guy, the one in the way... (we all have at some point) It is not always as easy to get out of the way as you would think. You are probably doing almost all you can as it is or you wouldn't be there. Your also nervous as hell as you don't want to screw up the race for the leaders. We need to remember that we are all racing in about 95-100% of our abilities.. So even if the backmarker is slower, he has as much ( or more) going on as you. Personally, If possible, I get completely out of the way. If there is any doubt that I can't do that, I stay on line.
As far as blocking..
Good interview, good points..
My opinion is similar to the interviews. Wide is fine.. zig zag is not, two moves is not.. reacting is not..
Last few corners, whether you agree or disagree.. For me, the rules change a bit and while I don't think it is acceptable to block, you can get real close
I agree and some don't.. squeezing..
I agree 100% and race this way. If I come out of a corner and chose the inside(or the middle third) and you pass on the outside.. I will move with you and force you close to the edge of the track and make you go the longest way around.. Same goes for the inside, if you chose the inside, I will move with you and try and put you to the inside edge of the track and limit the arc of your turn and try to hold you tight as I can without touching.
Chopping/"right to a corner"
Randy Pobst did a great seminar on this last year at MSX. Many are guilty of this and what I dislike the most in Sm. Blocking doesn't even bother me as much as this. Dare I say Mike Neal had this right?( Bonus: Who here besides Walter Vetter even knows who the lion? I have been doing this way too long!) If you don't have your nose to my mirror, don't expect room at turn in. I am turning in for the corner as you have not executed a pass. Dive bombing from three cars back out of control as I am initiating my turn in is not a legitimate pass IMO. You need to be completely along side at turn in. If someone can find Randy's talk, please post it, it was very educational.
I completely disagree with many drivers I respect here. They continually tell me driver X chopped me B/C they got their nose inside of the rear bumper or rear wheel. You have no right to this corner.. You were not chopped.. You dive bombed or were beyond optimistic in your thinking. The bad thing is in these instances is the driver at the front, who is NOT at fault usually gets spun and causes hard feelings 9 out of 10 times.