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Sebastian Vettel wins the European Grand Prix for Red Bull, ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, while Mark Webber crashes out in spectacular style after an unfortunate incident with Heikki Kovalainen in the early stages of the race.

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Alan D - Unregistered

June 27, 2010 9:05 PM

Mark: "The track was never blocked"

I think the justification for it is that marshals have to go into the run off areas to remove the car, so if another driver does the same then they'll get hit. Another concern might have been that they thought they had to deploy the medical car. But yes, in general it seems they bring out the SC too often and I can't remember when they last dealt with an incident under double waved yellows.With modern telemetry you'd think they could put up a speed delta for the affected section or require use of the pit lane speed limiter for the accident zone.

bigjeunes - Unregistered

June 27, 2010 9:26 PM

Hamilton did wrong and served his drive through penalty as he should of done.He came out still in second place and this shows the calibre of driver he is. Fernando is just bitter and has sour grapes due to there past relationship. Maybe Fernando should concentrate on what he is doing and pull out some fastest laps when it mattered.He had the car with the radical new updates.I believe that Ferrari lodged a protest about the 9 drivers speeding behind the SC car. What a perfect opportunity to get Fernando right up into the points with out Fernando having to push. Alonso and Ferrari were bad losers today and they were out driven by some smaller teams.

richard

June 27, 2010 9:29 PM

alan, i agree that the use of safety car, is far too frequent in f1. but i think that it was warranted in this cast. the severity of the accident, and amount of debris on the track, made going at racing speeds dangerous. yellows would slow down the cars a bit, but to some drivers, slowing down might just mean an extra second on the lap times. there was no knowledge of the injuries to webber (it could have been fatal), so in this case, it was the right decision.
did you see the mad marshal??

empower - Unregistered

June 27, 2010 9:41 PM

5 secs seems a bit funny to me i think this is the fia telling alonso dont expect any favours not after blackmailing mclaren and grashgate both which had brought the sport into disrepute.

Disappointed fan - Unregistered

June 27, 2010 9:55 PM

Well what a mess stewards giving out penalties that don't actually punish drivers for breaking the rules. A driver being left well down the field for obeying the rules then getting abused for having the audacity to actually complain that he was disadvantaged for obeying the rules compared to his championship rivals who basically lost no positions for breaking a very clear regulation a shame to see such bad decisions having a very large effect on the championship points table. Not to mention the race. And for anybody who thinks Alonso and Ferrari are wrong you are either thick blind stupid or basically all three get a life and see whats in front of your uneducated *****ic faces

Alan D - Unregistered

June 27, 2010 10:06 PM

Bigj: "Hamilton did wrong and served his drive through penalty"

Saying what he did was "wrong" sounds judgemental, but not as judgemental as calling him a cheat which is what some posters have been doing. I'd say he made a technical error, and he didn't intentionally break any rules. When we have these SC situations you get drivers trying to sort out buttons on the steering wheel and follow a delta time and get a tenth of a second to work out what to do when a situation arises. Then the stewards take 20 minutes studying replays to decide what the driver should have done. My take on this is that Race Control should actually control the race properly in these unusual situations.

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