F1 » Italy's motorsport body says Valencia SC penalties 'subjective'

Italy's motorsport-sanctioning body CSAI has echoed Ferrari's stern criticism of the handling of the safety car situation in the 2010 European Grand Prix in Valencia - questioning whether a 'degree of subjectivity' was involved

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Paul - Unregistered

July 02, 2010 7:45 PM

I still don't fully understand this whole mess...
didn't Vettel benefit from the Safety car arrival as well??
Isn't the safety car supposed to pick up the lead driver??
I don't get it .
For a group of supposedly smart people the FIA rule makers sure find themselves in a lot of unexpected situations.
i Don't get why this is such an issue if the penalty for overtaking a SC is a drive through penalty then that's it end of story had it been at a track with a longer pit lane Hamilton would have lost more time but he only lost 18 seconds in valencia DEAL with it, Ferrari was too slow to capitalise the END.

Makaveli Lives - Unregistered

July 02, 2010 7:54 PM

Every time I hear Ferrari and their various mouth pieces bleating about the injustice of it all I can't help but think back to all those years when they had the secret back-door deal with the FIA in their pockets. Somehow they lose all credibility!

sixtenths - Unregistered

July 02, 2010 7:55 PM

I seem to remember Mr Schumacher winning the British GP in the pitlane, serving his drive through, Webber winning his first race in exactly this way, yes never another driver, team, or the national motorsport body getting involved in another driver's business like this.

What sad, bad losers, I have no respect for any of them.

The stupidest part is the original offence was so marginal it took them ages to work out Lewis was, technically inches out of luck.


Chris Ayling - Unregistered

July 02, 2010 9:09 PM

I remember when M Schumacher had a drive through at the French Gp and either won or was on the podium Ferrari didn't seem to mind then. Hamilton got lucky with the fact that Kobiashi was behind which gave him a gap. Also the pitlane is short which helps he served the penalty and got a break, do they want new rules to say serve your penalty but if u beat ferrari u need another penalty as they think its unfair.

Olek - Unregistered

July 02, 2010 9:22 PM

Firstah da Italy have a baddah motocycle ducati, den theya losah da doctor, den deya losah badly in da world cupa, mamma mia! and nowa deya cheatinah againstah da ferrari, whyah theydodis to usah huh? whatsamatta you? us poor italianos we try to do the best we can? we have these crazy greeks losing a money and we helpuh da EU and now dis? I go havvah a spicy meatball now and cry to sleep except my cappucinoh double machiatto lite keepin me up! salut! :-o :D

Tony - Unregistered

July 02, 2010 10:13 PM

All this complaining against Hamilton, who was only marginally in error, is surely bringing the sport into disrepute!

Is there not a rule about that?

Matt - Unregistered

July 02, 2010 10:38 PM

Kind of off-topic, but I was surprised to see Schumacher stop at the end of pitlane even though he had a red light and was correct to stop. Because of that he had to wait until the field went by and he rejoined in 19th place. He should have "accidentally" ran the red light to get in front of the safety car. His penalty would have a been a drive through, which would have been much less of a penalty than being stuck in 19th place.

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