F1 » POLL: Is Schumacher’s penalty fair?


Was the decision to hand Michael Schumacher a grid penalty the correct one?

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joe blow - Unregistered

August 02, 2010 11:54 AM

here's how I see it - rubens passed schumi on the wrong side and almost put HIMSELF into the wall... the footage shows schumi looking in the mirrors, drifted right and then you see rubens all of sudden dive also to the right! that move does not set him up for the next corner either as it's off the racing line so why he chose to dive that side and not to the left is puzzling.....

Ryan - Unregistered

August 02, 2010 12:05 PM

I think it was RB's comment: Senna would let you decide if you wanted a crash and left it up to you, this was exactly the same sort of situation except, because it is Schumi he gets absolutely hated against for it whilst senna was hailed "a genius", and in cases senna was a lot worse than Schumi, it makes me sick to the stomach with everyones blind worship of a driver like senna, then to hate on Schumi who is from exactly the same mould. As for F1 nowadays it is good to see someone robustly defend a position instead of all these poncy little boys who wave everyone through basically. As for barrichello stop whinging you put your car there when you could have gone to the left, man up you poof

Max Smoot - Unregistered

August 02, 2010 12:53 PM

Completely unnecessary defensive move from MS. It was only a matter of time before RB got through with the soft tires. Didn't anyone at Mercedes tell MS that he was being chased by a driver with new rubber? And since Mercedes have all but admitted that this year's challenge is a write-off then why fight so hard for marginal gains despite the single point available?
And, by the way, there are some who believe that Senna's 'crash if you dare' style was unworthy of a so-called champion. There is such a thing as being a class act in such a high wire exercise as F1. Senna, Schumacher, Alonso and now Vettel: excellent drivers all, who have made a habit of damaging their reputations.

123sarah

August 02, 2010 1:16 PM
Last Edited 1507 days ago

As a Schumacher fan i think it probably was fair but maybe he should had been banned from qualifying next time and stuck at the very back of the grid.Still think they are both to blame.

Alan D - Unregistered

August 02, 2010 1:30 PM

Max: "Completely unnecessary defensive move from MS. It was only a matter of time before RB got through with the soft tires. Didn't anyone at Mercedes tell MS that he was being chased by a driver with new rubber?"

What??? Since when are drivers supposed to allow cars through just because the guy behind is probably faster.

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