F1 » Mercedes undecided on Schumacher Monaco appeal

Mercedes Grand Prix has yet to determine whether to press ahead with its appeal against Michael Schumacher's controversial post-race demotion in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix

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DJ - Unregistered

May 18, 2010 2:08 PM

They need to appeal so the rules are clarified, the points are irrelivent and can't be reversed anyway. But does a green flag mean racing or not.. or did they screw up by not leaving out the yellows!!!

Ashgray - Unregistered

May 18, 2010 2:12 PM

Mercedes know that you can't beat Ferrari's International Assistance aka the FIA,Mclaren learn't this the hard way.

on another note i see stefano domenicalli aka ferrari is calling for the reintroduction of the spare car,i wonder why.lol

so thats it then the spare car will be reintroduced for 2011.

Calvin _

May 18, 2010 2:41 PM

Well, Autosport are now reporting that the appeal has been dropped by Mercedes on the basis that the rule will be discussed at the next WMSC meeting. Is this an acknowledgment by the FIA that the rule was open to different interpretation?

Calvin _

May 18, 2010 2:42 PM

Even if they do allow a spare car, they won´t be able to fit an engine to it because they won't know who will use it.

Another thing that arose from qualifying is that the 107% rule isn't in force, or FA wouldn't have been racing on Sunday.

Alan D - Unregistered

May 18, 2010 3:10 PM

Calvin: "Another thing that arose from qualifying is that the 107% rule isn't in force, or FA wouldn't have been racing on Sunday."

We already knew there is no 107% rule any more. However, even under the old rule, in circumstances like FA's at Monaco, where a driver was unable to take part in qualifying, the stewards would look at his best times during free practice to see if he was consistently within the 107% margins which of course he was since he was setting the 100% bench mark all weekend.

iceman - Unregistered

May 18, 2010 3:11 PM

It's only fair that Ross had a different interpretation and lost. He won last year with the DD. -rob01

Rob what is your problem. First of all, that car was built by Toyota, not Ross. There was no interpretation, it passed inspection every race and was deemed legal. End of story. As for this instance, they may have wanted to end under safety car conditions but used standard resume racing speed procedure instead. Brawn's interpretation was very logical.

As for Hill. after thinking it over he's a good guy and the hate between Schumacher and Hill has been over for quite some time. If Schumacher was okay with how Hill conducted himself, how can we fault him.

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