F1 » F1 Bahrain 2013: Brawn calls Hamilton penalty ‘frustrating’

Ross Brawn believes that the F1 rules need to be tweaked to avoid a repeat of penalty that affected Lewis Hamilton's grid position in Bahrain.

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meridabob - Unregistered

April 22, 2013 5:03 PM

I agree, Gutierrez got the same penalty for taking Sutil out of the previous race. Cost cutting is a joke when you turn around and mandate a whole new engine foormula with energy recovery systems.

John - Unregistered

April 22, 2013 5:22 PM

Why do I suspect that if it had been Vettel hit with this penalty instead of Hamilton, the British press would not be leading the same charge to get the rules changed?

John - Unregistered

April 22, 2013 5:23 PM

"there is a groundswell of support for extenuating circumstances to be taken into account when it comes to their application."

A groundswell of support in the press box, to be precise.


April 22, 2013 6:03 PM

for whatever reason, macca changed the gearbox outside the normal cycle. therefore the penalty has to be applied. massa had the same problem in the race, and did not have a gearbox problem.

like it or not, the rules are the rules, and there is little point in saying that they are unfair when applied to your own driver


April 24, 2013 12:00 AM

Agree with Richard. Rules are rules, Brawn's just letting off some steam. He evens says you would end up with debates if you did allow for extenuating circumstances.

Perhaps it should be a three place drop for changed gearbox?

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