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Damon Hill questions if drivers should be involved in decision making on the FIA stewards panel at F1 events

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richard

May 19, 2010 10:27 AM

it is good to have an ex-drivers input, but there is also the possibility that the driver is not fully conversant with the latest version of the rules, as they are changed from year to year. however some ex-drivers have been praising the fact that they are involved. presumably damon did in fact offer his services.
however, calvin and vmxer brought up the question. did hill vote for or against the issue?? it is a good question, but i guess that we will never be told the answer.

TheBull - Unregistered

May 19, 2010 10:31 AM

I think he is absolutely right. It is up to the FIA to decide whether rules have been broken, the drivers should only be used for consultancy in "racing incidents".

Cardinal

May 19, 2010 11:30 AM

Before all the trolls come on here spouting 'Damon Hill's revenge!' I just want to point out that Schumacher illegally punted Hill off the track to win the WDC. It was 15 years ago thereabouts. So if you think Hill has waited this long for revenge, and all he could come up with was a 20 second penalty, then you're even more retarded than you appear.

richard

May 19, 2010 11:37 AM

cardinal. not wanting to open old wounds, but.... schumi did NOT punt off damon! even damon says it was not deliberate and that he went for a closing gap that wasnt there when he arrived. he was completely in schumis blind spot, and there was no way schumi could even have seen him! schumi couldnt see him, to avoid him, and equally could not see him to deliberately ram him! as you said , it is a long time ago, and damon would not seek to exact "revenge". for all we know, damon could have supported schumis move in monaco!

sam - Unregistered

May 19, 2010 11:50 AM

Richaard, there is NO WAY anyone that watched that incident properly could not see that Schumacher purposely turned into him, not as obvious as the Jaques punt off but CLEARLY there. I have seen many an interview after including many of Hills and they all said the same thing...the evidence is in the watching without any bias.

Kevin - Unregistered

May 19, 2010 12:16 PM

Damon, do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

If the answer is YES, then Merc will drop their appeal and face the consequences.
But if the answer is NO, then yua are really a real demon.

sauberfan - Unregistered

May 19, 2010 12:38 PM

Schumacher won the 1994 Championship participating in only 12 races. Does anyone here remember why he was excluded from the GB GP and the next one? I know, and it was a disgrace. Hill has no right to feel offended. Furthermore, he's the one who crashed twice into Schumacher during the 1995 season, so please...

WIGZEY - Unregistered

May 19, 2010 12:43 PM

Even with the drivers help the FIA decisions are absolutely terrible. How can it be OK to stuff people entering the pits when you're beyond the white lines that denote the race track but when a safety car pulls off and you get the green light signals to race you can be penalised for it after the race. The idea of bringing ex drivers onboard to provide some common sense decisions is clearly not working, or maybe they just cannot keep pace with FIA making up their own rules as they go along.

Kowalski +

May 19, 2010 12:50 PM
Last Edited 1567 days ago

@ sauberfan, so your saying that Schumacher should have been exempt from the rule of no overtaking on the warm up lap, & further to that ignoring a black flag at the British GP 1994? How is it a disgrace exactly.The selective memory of Schumacher fans is astounding!!

As for Adelaide, from the correct footage you can even see Schumacher look in his mirror & turn. But this was no revenge for Hill, 1996 was Hill's revenge.

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