F1 » POLL: Is Schumacher’s penalty fair?

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

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August 02, 2010 3:21 PM

Hands up all those who think RB went the wrong side of MS? Good, now keep them up if you think MS wouldn't have just run RB wide and off the track at turn one?

If you still have your hand up you are deluding yourself. RB had a slower car, there was no way he could make the move work around the outside. MS was as culpable in this case as he was when he crashed into Hill, as culpable as Vettel was when he crashed into Webber, as culpable as Senna was when he crashed into Prost. They are all great drivers but they should expect a penalty when they do dangerous things. This is not about hating anyone it is about being reasonable. Lots of drivers race and overtake without resorting to terrorism.


August 02, 2010 3:37 PM
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Does Shumi paint part time or what? Whats up with the white pants? :p

On a more serious note: Did Shumi injure his feet. He seems to have a problem pointing them straight. This is not a joke or jab just curious? Ed :?

Mark _

August 02, 2010 3:57 PM
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There was no contact and Rubens got by so what is the big deal? If Rubens got scared maybe it is time for him to retire. Plus Rubens even said if they crashed MS was going to get the worst of it. MS didn't put Rubens in any more danger than he put himself in. Plus Rubens is the one who decided to drive onto the pit exit so who was really taking the bigger risk here? It is obvious that Rubens is trying to prove something based on his current regrets of being a number two driver at Ferrari.


August 02, 2010 8:42 PM

@Mark: Have you ever been travelling parallel to someone and have them swerve in to you? You WILL move in to any available space to avoid being hit. So to suggest "Rubens is the one who decided to drive onto the pit exit" is just dumb.

@Andrew: "I don't care for any counter arguements so Schumacher haters don't bother!" also dumb.

I'm not a Schumi hater and I suspect most people who a offer reasoned critique aren't either. Personnally I think he is one of the best drivers of all time but he is only human and he is capable of errors of judgement.

Mark _

August 02, 2010 10:45 PM
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@MotorSportsFan - Rubens drove into a disapearing gap. Long before he got to the pit lane exit he could have backed out but by his own admission he refused to lift. I did not see a "swerve". MS move in a predictable manner as to be expected from a driver defending his position. Possibly he should have closed the door sooner and but I think the intention was to have Rubens lift not to force him to drive around the outside.

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